Budva – The expectations of tourist workers that this will be a record season judging according to the official data, are coming true, and Montenegro this year should receive a bit more than a million of tourists.
According to the words of the secretary of the Ministry of tourism and protection of environment Zeljka Radak Kukavicic during the first six months they had better results than at the same period last year.
– According to the official report of the MONSTAT during the first six months 261.645 tourists have visited Montenegro which is 1/3 more than at the same period last year, when they had totally 196.492 tourists registered. From January to June this year there were 52.273 tourists in Montenegro which is 1/5 more than last year, while there were 209.723 foreign guests which is for 40% more than last year. At the same time there were 1, 3 millions of overnight stays which also is an increase of 35% compared to the same period last year – said Radak.- Kukavicic noting that during the main season they also had extremely great results. She added that in half a year the incomes from tourism have been increased compared to last year.
– She estimates that they had more than 74 millions of euros of income which is for 33, 5% more than in the period from January to June last year – she said.
According to the words of the assistant of the directors of the national tourist organization Maja Lijesevic at the moment there are 108.481 tourists in Montenegro, which is for 1/3 more compared to the same period last year.
That on Budva Riviera we have a real tourist boom testify the newest records of the local tourist organization according to which in the metropolis of tourism there are somewhat more than 50.000 guests. Judging according to the official statistics every second guests who is staying in Montenegro is staying in the metropolis of tourism.
According to the words of the PR of Budva TO Dragana Vukoja on Riviera at the moment there are 50.210 guests which is 40% more than at the beginning of August last year.
– From the total number of guests 48.818 are foreigners while 1.392 are domestic guests. The hotels have as usually a good visit, which have 100% full capacities, so in hotel capacities along our Riviera it is now very hard to find a spare bed. Hoteliers have received 12.9932 guests, which is the same as it was last year, that is 1% better than last year. Camps have a much better visit that at the beginning of August last year, so at the moment according to our records there are 2.501 guests in camps, which is 1.5 more than at the same period last year. There are 2.485 foreign and 16 domestic tourists in camps – said Vukoje.
She added that the rest homes on Budva Riviera have a better visit than it was the case last year.
– At the moment in rest homes there are 5.127 guests, which is 14% better than at the same period last year. From the total number of guests in rest homes 5.117 are foreign tourists and only 10 guests are domestic ones. There doesn’t exist a precise data about the number of beds in private accommodation and according to our estimates in that type of accommodation there are somewhat less than 30.000 guests which is for 80% better visit than at the beginning of August last year. House owners have received 28.693 foreign guests, while they had 957 domestic ones – concluded Vukoje.
THE TELEPHONE FOR COMPLAINTS AND PRAISES IS HOT
Majority of complaints which during the past week were recorded through the phone for complaints of the Ministry of tourism and protection of environment 9817 was related to too loud music, charging of entrance and parking on beaches, unauthorized disposal of garbage and waste, construction works, and we had also frequent calls because of the lack of water and electricity.
Praises were related to the comfort of accommodation, efficiency in solving the complaints, good programs of culturally entertaining events and at the expense of well arranged swimming resorts.
Tourist phone 9797 during the previous week noted about 1.000 calls. Majority of calls was related to the information about the private accommodation, entertaining and cultural events in tourist places.