Bar – Montenegro is at this moment brilliant for EU, whose beauty now discover tourists from Lithuania.
-Your climate is what we like hire, prices are also affordable for us but it should be found better transfer of Lithuanian tourists, travel by bus from Baltic to Montenegro is far and hard – are words of general director of Department for national minorities and diasporas in Government of Lithuania Atanas Petrauskas (57).
Petrauskas is for the first time in Montenegro, he rests in Sutomore by agency “Zeljasa” from Vilnus that brought for the first time tourists from Lithuania to our coast after proclamation of independence.
Former Minister of tourism of this Baltic state show to “Vijesti” hope that after “Zeljas” many more agencies there bring guests to Montenegrin Riviera.
-It is immediately seen your exquisite tourist potential for the nature is diversified, there are a lot of exclusive objects and I hope that there soon will be flag of EU. It is nice to build new hotels, marinas, restaurants, tourists have choice from very luxurious apartments to accommodation for younger at lower prices. You offer good service and it immediately is seen that you are very hospitable – continues Petrauskas, stating that it amused him that in our restaurants “sings Montenegrin music”.
So according him it should remain in future, “it is nice to hear local ethno motifs”, for in Lithuanian restaurants is “only Anglo American music”.
Petrauskas described Sutomore as “excellent place”, but as absolutely all tourist from countries of EU that this summer was interviewed by “Vijesti” he did not miss to comment garbage at our coast.
-Dirtiness comes into eye. Send your representatives of authorities to our country you could learn how should be done communal jobs, these are not large investments. It would be good that in both countries open informative centers and that in your media present more broadcast on Lithuania on which you know a little. Informative center for Montenegrin tourism could cover also Estonia and Latvia for Vilnus is transit center for north countries – continues Petrauskas who see much better potential of cooperation of Lithuanians and Montenegrins.
The start could be brotherhood of cities and continuation of investing mutually, says this Lithuanian stressing that his country for fast development of industry call “Baltic Tiger”.
Petrauskas because of that expects that Lithuanians soon here will buy real estate but that our businessmen should interest investment in this Baltic country.
-We also have around a hundred kilometers of sea shore but yours has much better tourist infrastructure. We have strong potential – ancient towns, culture and tradition, lots of lakes and rivers, developed hunting and fishing, good food products – talks Petrauskas.
Guest of “Vijesti”, by profession is an engineer, author of the first Lithuanian Law on tourism. He states that for development of industry of small countries is very good the help of experts – counselors of EU and stressed that investment of private owners are not enough for growth of industry “if are not followed by help of state who is obliged for infrastructure and making laws”.
There should be fishing
High guest from Lithuania is passionate fisherman and he reprimanded to hosts that he could not make his passion. – Nowhere I saw organized fishing excursion and imagine only how many of us fishermen that would like to go say at tuna fish. That is interesting addition to offer and at the same time good business. In any case, I hope that after impressions of my family after return to Vilnus to Montenegro will come a lot of our friends – concluded the Lithuanian.