Budva – The Director of the Tourist organization Budva Tanja Kazanegra stated that this year’s season in the metropolis of tourism was successful which the record confirms because there were 10% more guests than in the 1989, which is considered to be a record.
Kazanegra said that in the first 8 months Budva was visited by 293.047 guests, which is 5% more than last year.
According to the report of the MONSTAT. for 8 months in the area of Budva Riviera 1,8 millions of overnight stays were marked, which is 13% more than last year. Domestic guests had million of overnight stays which is for 2% less than in the previous year, while the foreigners had 803.009 overnight stays, which is for 45% more than in the first 8 months of the 2005. Budva was visited by 166.721 domestic guests, which is 10% more than last year, while for the same period there were 126.321 foreign guests, which is 1/3 more than previous year – said Kazanegra on the press conference.
It is estimated that from the total number of guests who stayed in the hotels, 70 – 80% of them were foreigners.
As for the activities of the TO. Kazanegra announced the onset in several markets.
Already in the middle o this month we will individually have the onset on the fair in Novi Sad, and at the beginning of November on the stand of the National tourist organization in London tourist stock market – WTO. Having in mind that high quality printed and audio – visual material creates and stimulates pursuit for some destination, To in the last half a year has published a general prospect of Budva, a catalogue of private accommodation, a leaflet “Budva info”, a set of postcards, a reprint of the tourist map of the town, and it is being worked on new photographs of the Riviera. Antique and the Mediterranean story, in the organization of TO and the municipality, on the bulwarks of the Old town, which was initiated in the middle of June, has proved to be a good project, because until now 10.500 guests has visited the bulwarks in Budva. TO has addressed to the municipality and to the Republic bureau for protection of monuments, with a demand to put a suitable temporary facility for ticket charging, and to have and engaged tour guide – said Kazanegra.