Budva – The practice from the previous years that the school bell empties the coastal tourist places is now past. Full hotels, the beaches on which, no matter the fact that the calendar is showing that the fall has largely started, tourists are swimming, the murmur of numerous foreign languages can be heard while one is walking down the narrow old town streets – that is the picture, according to the notes of the tourist workers, of one of the most successful postseasons in the past decade and a half.
The nice weather, which after the rainy July, and “fally” August, served tourists so that they can pleasantly swim in the sea even in the firs days of October, additionally helped that the results of the postseason are improved.
The metropolis of tourism, has only during the September and the first days of October welcomed more than 60.000 guests, and this weekend in Budva there were about 6.000 guests of which more than 85% were foreigners. In the hotels, no matter the fact that it is October, at the moment you cannot find a free bed, and the season of the congress tourism, which is slowly beginning to rush off, presages good results in November as well.
The spokesperson of the Ministry of tourism Jelena Paovic, marked that as the main season the postseason as well is developing in accordance with the dynamic and the projections of the Ministry of tourism.
-We are noting the two-digit rate growth of the overnight stays and incomes. The quality is also visible in all the links of the tourist service chain, and the poles that were carried out so far are showing that the tourists are satisfied with the quality of offer. The good results of this year’s main tourist season, the best one in the previous 15 years, we note also in the postseason. The trend of good visit of the foreign tourists is continuing, and according to the already contracted arrangements of our hotelkeepers with the tour operators, the tourists will stay in the hotels in Montenegro until November. The new modernized and reconstructed hotels with the raising of the level of quality and diversity of contents that they offer, have drawn, apart from tourists who spend their vacation in Montenegro, numerous tourist from Europe and the region who stayed in Montenegro because of congresses, seminars, counseling and other types of manifestation – pointed out Paovic.
She added that the comeback of tourists from the foreign market, above all from the central, west and north Europe, confirmed the choice of the competent Ministry to direct, in a long-term period, themselves on the attraction of those tourists, considering the fact that they are prolonging the season, making great circulation (sales), and Montenegro is getting great benefits from that.
That the postseason was more successful than many previous ones, testifies HTE “Budva Rivera” where the business plan for September was surpassed. According to the words of the director of the tourist lodgment “Slovenska plaza” Krsto Ljubnovic, even though the business plan was made very ambitiously, we managed to surpass it for ¼.
We have projected that in the “Sloveska plaza” we will have 56.000 overnight stays, and we have had 8.00 more that planned, which are really great results. At the moment in our lodgment there are 800 guests, and we expect that the complex will slowly be closed in the middle of October – stated Ljubanovic.
The manager of the hotel “The Queen of Montenegro” Jovana Ivancevic pointed out that at the moment that complex in Becici is completely filled.
-At the moment in or hotel there are 385 guests, of whom a group of 150 are French guests, and we also have guests from Germany, England etc. All of that tells us that a very successful postseason was achieved. Now we will have congress tourism, we will have more than 5 seminars during the October, and such a trend will continue even in November. From the 15th of November we are slowly starting the programs for casino players, so the hotel will be working all over the year. From the June the 2nd since we have opened the hotel, until now we have had 500.000 overnight stays and totally welcomed 7.500 guests, of whom 96% were foreign tourists – stated Ivancevic.
Also the company “Montenegro stars hotels group” that owns the luxurious hotels “Splendid” and “Montenegro” in Becici and Budva business hotel “Blue star” doesn’t hide their pleasure with the postseason.
Reminding that the slogan of the company is “season lasting 365 days” the manager Caslav Perovic announced a successful congress season.
Beside the seminars from our country, we have numerous groups from abroad and the region that have sent word about their arrival, who wish to organize their conferences and gatherings in our hotels. We are satisfied with the postseason, and having in mind that we always want more and better, we are trying to be more successful – said Perovic.