French tour operator Prodintour brings today to Montenegro the first group of French tourists that will lodge at Hotel “Tara” at Becici. It is second organized of arrival of foreign tourists in April, after arrival of British tourists that arrived to Montenegro on April 04 what continue trend of increase of number of foreign tourists and prolonged of tourist season in Montenegro.
Good marketing strategy at world market in 2oo5 resulted in increase of number of foreign tourists for 50% in respect to 2004.
Montenegro last year visited over 280000 foreign tourists and according present booking arrival and reservation we have from our tourist agencies and hotels in respect to last year in this summer season will be made increase of number of foreign tourists for 30-40%.
Rising of quality of tourist product also supports it, investing in building of new and modernizing and reconstruction of existing hotels, infrastructure and accompanying services as well organized and intensive promotion of Montenegro at world market.
The first organized group of American guests visited Montenegro in February what announced start of this year season.
Organized arrival of group of French tourists at the beginning of April officially started this year season, this year a month earlier than in previous and it will be continued till November what creates one of main strategic aims of Montenegro as tourist destination and it is prolonged tourist seasons.
Very important is to mention that during last and this year we mark increase of number of tourists from markets that were in last years poorly shown first of all markets of France, Great Britain, Scandinavia etc.
Basic strategic market for all world and also for us is European Union, countries of west and central Europe or markets where we will in long term make greatest turnover and income.
Having in mind that ask for Montenegro at world market is larger than high quality capacities that we currently have, government of Montenegro will continue process of building of Montenegro as high quality tourist destination.
SURVEY OF ARRIVAL OF FOREIGN TOURISTS AS PER MARKETS
Speaking of arrival of foreign tourists from this market starting April 08, of current year till mid of October, at Tivat airport every Thursday will lend eight charter planes from Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Leipzig, while on Saturdays three charter planes will land at Airport Dubrovnik.
German tourists will arrive by following tour operators: ITS, TUI, NECERMAN, EBERHARD and FTI, guests from these markets will lodge at hotels: Budvanska Rivijera, Hotels Group Montenegrostars, Hotels Queen of Montenegro, Mediteran, Splendid…
From market of Great Britain starting April 04, and on to start of November guests will arrive on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays with charter flights to Airport Dubrovnik while on Saturdays planes will land on Tivat Airport.
Tourists from Great Britain will arrive in Montenegro by tour operators as: Balkan Holiday, Holiday Options, Inghams etc. Guests will lodge at hotels: Iberostar Bellevue, Mediteran, Montenegro, Maestral, Sveti Stefan, Queen of Montenegro, Splendido, Max Prestige.
Speaking of guests from French market the first arrival is announced for April 07, 2006 with arrival of 87 French tourists to Hotel Tara at Becici.
With this arrival started season for French in Montenegro and it ends on October 16.
French in this season booked two hotels: Hotel Tara at Becici and Hotel Palas at Petrovac.
Next group of French guests is announced for April 14, and after that guests will arrive every Friday and Saturday at Tivat, Podgorica Airport and Airport Cilipi – Dubrovnik.
RUSSIA, BELARUS AND UKRAINE
From market of Russian Federation by tour operator Travel Center from April 08, tourists will arrive on Saturdays at Podgorica Airport with line Moscow – Podgorica. In this period booking of planes of 180 passengers is 55% while from May 01, on line Moscow – Podgorica will land plane on Saturday with booking of 120-140 passengers.
From May 29, on this line will start two more charter planes of 180 and 350 passengers. According this trend till end of November by Travel Center it is expected over 15000 Russian tourists in Montenegro.
Russian tour operator R-Tours starting May 29 starts with 12 charter flights to Montenegro that will once a week land on Tivat Airport.
Over this tour operator will arrive tourists from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. Till end of November by R-Tours Montenegro will visit over 40000 tourists from these countries.
Over tour operator ITS – Moscow in the period from May 27, to October 10, will arrive 3000 Russian tourists arriving on Tuesdays and Saturdays through Tivat Airport.
Tourists from these markets will lodge at hotels: Maestral, Montenegro, Aqua Marine and Avala.
By Italian tour operator FHONE, from June 11, to mid October once a week will be organized charter flight Milan – Tivat with capacity of 180 passengers.
Italian tourists will lodge at hotels: Sveti Stefan, Maestral, Slovenska Plaza, and Avala.
Tour operator Apollo announced arrival of first tourists from this market for May 20. Arrival will be on Saturdays at Airport Tivat every 7 or 14 days and for tourists from this market is secured lodging at hotels: Slovenska plaza, Max Prestige, Blue Palace, Iberostar Bellevue, Queen of Montenegro, Maestral, Montenegro, Danica, Sveti Stefan, Villa Tamara, Vila Oliva, Vila Mont, Vila Lazarevic, Vila Koral.
Speaking of market of Ireland the first arrivals are announced for beginning of May. Dynamic of arrival is every 7 or 14 day on Sundays at Airport Cilipi – Dubrovnik.
Irish tourists will arrive in Montenegro by tour operators: Budget Travel, Crystal Holiday, Croatia Tours and Topflight and will lodge at hotels: Slovenska Plaza, Avala, Iberostar Bellevue, Mediteran, Montenegro, Maestral, Sveti Stefan, Queen of Montenegro…
First organized arrival of tourists from Austria is announced for May 24, of this year. Austrians will arrive at Airport Podgorica and dynamic of their arrival is 3,4 and 7 days.
They will lodge at hotels: Aleksandar, Iberostar Bellevue, Mediteran, Queen of Montenegro.
First organized arrival of Czech tourists by agency Cedok for this season is announced for May 27, and last for September 23.
Arrivals on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at Airport Podgorica and till now at each flight are booked 30 seats with tendency of growing.
According details we received from our agencies and hotels in this summer season beside foreign tourists from abovementioned markets are also announced arrivals of organized groups of guests from Poland, Hungary, Belgium and Slovenia.