Kotor – According to the marks of the World Tourist organization (WTO), Kotor is gaining the status of high positioned tourist destination considering the fact that in last year there were over 37% more guests in that town than in 2005 with the increased number of overnight stays for 62%.
According to WTO Kotor per number of foreign tourists with the increase of 37% compared to 2005, and by the number of overnight stays, which have been increased for 62% in 2006, has taken a high position in the Mediterranean tourist area.
7.404 guests who had 23.218 overnight stays visited Kotor for the first five months of this year.
Director of the Tourist organization of Kotor Zoran Zivkovic points out that that is for 45% more than in the same period last year, and that in goal of maintaining of the gained position it is being worked on adjustment of entire tourist offer, improvement of the quality of tourist product and affirmation f the original values and recognizable things in Kotor.
In aiming hat TO Kotor together with the Municipality and the Burueau for protection of monuments is carrying out a project of valorization of antique villa with roman mosaics in Risan. Total value of the project is 149.000 euros, and it was financially supported by USADI/IRD with 72.650 euros, and the Municipality of Kotor, TO Kotor, Ministry of tourism, and Ministry of Culture have provided the rest of the money.
With the project they have predicted to protect physically roman mosaics, and to construct the information stand point of the Tourist organization of Kotor. The works have began and it is expected that they will be finished until July 1st. the offer of that locality we shall enrich with various printed propaganda material and souvenirs – said Zivkovic.
In the goal of valorization of Kotor’ bulwarks which was one of the main motifs and reasons for the inclusion of this town and its culturally historical area in the list of the world natural and cultural heritage of UNESCO (in 1979) a joint project of TO, Bureau for employment and Direction for construction and arrangement of Kotor named “Kotor bulwarks – tourist attraction” was initialized.
With the project they have provided work for 14 unemployed persons who are selling tickets for the round on the bulwarks, and they are maintaining and cleaning them. The price for the round on bulwarks is 2 euros, and with a purchased ticket tourists get a map of the bulwarks and they have 40 binoculars at their disposal. Kotor’s bulwarks are opened for tourists from 8 until 20h.
TO Kotor has made a new edition of the map of the town which is given free of charge to excursionists. Map was printed in 50.000 copies and another 50.000 will be printed.