Podgorica – Revision of the Master plan of tourism until 2020 has provoked a great attention of the publicity, about which best speaks the record that on a first workshop on the topic of “General directions and aims of the strategy of development” there were more than 70 participants.
Innovated Master plan will be ended until the middle of the year, and in the ministry of tourism they are expecting that in its creation more than 600 people from various fields, from the Government on the republic and local level, various domestic and international institutions, NGO’s up to the private sector from tourism, banking, engineering, traffic, agriculture, trading and many others will take part in.
Ministry of tourism and protection of environment, with the support of the Government of Germany, through engagement of the German developmental – investment fund – DEG, and German association for technical cooperation – GTZ in January started the work on the revision of the Master plan. For now the plan of work has been defined, which after the first meeting and the official start of the work on the project includes at least 10 theme work shops. The results of the work of the workshops, with the existing huge documentation, will be the base to the team of those who are processing the Master plan for defining the final proposal of the Master Plan.
– The expectations are that in the work of all 10 theme work shops more than 600 participants will take part in, which largely shows that in the past 5 years the total awareness and knowledge in the area of tourism is on a significantly larger level – it is said in the Ministry of tourism.
Master plan was else adopted in the year 2001, and domestic and foreign experts have been working on it for three years.
After a five year old implementation of this strategic document, as it is estimated in the ministry of tourism, great results have been achieved.
– Tourism has become an important economic sector in the participation in the gross social product, great investments have and incomes have been achieved from privatization, the most important “green field” projects with estimated investments have been defined, the projected growth of the quality of hotels has been achieved, incomes have grown, the number of tourists, overnight stays and many other things have grown – it is stated among other things from the Ministry of tourism.
The choice of Montenegro, as they say, is a high quality sustainable tourism.