Vienna – This year Montenegro will be visited by more than 17.000 of Austrian tourists, announced yesterday in Vienna the director of the National tourist organization, Sasa Radovic.
During the presentation of the Montenegrin offer in Vienna fair of tourism he pointed out that Montenegro first of all will direct itself on the attraction of guests from the European Union.
“For us the market of Austria is extremely significant. Our foreseeing is that the number of visitors from Austria, as well as the number of overnight stays will be 30% bigger than it was the case last year. That is why we have come to show what new things Montenegro has to offer, because for the Austrians, Montenegro is still not well researched” – said Radovic.
He said that this year Montenegro is expecting to receive 10.000 of Austrian pensioners, who will visit Montenegro based on the contract which was signed last year by the Austrian association of pensioners and Ministry of tourism of Montenegro. They have predicted 20.000 arrangements for pensioners from that country with that contract, who in the following two years will be resting in Montenegro.
‘This year we can offer a significant number of renewed luxurious hotels, 4 national parks, the greatest canyon in Europe, because they are very interested for an active tourism, which means, walking, mountaineering, rafting, mountain biking” – said Radovic.
According to his words there already exist announcements of great number of west air companies for the transport of tourists for the up coming season.
With the so – called “low cost” companies, cheap air companied we are still negotiating, and we are hoping that soon they will appear here too, which will significantly increase the visit – said Radovic.
The president of the European tourist commission Arthur Oberasher said for “Vijesti” that the membership of Montenegro in that association of national tourist organizations is of great importance for its development. “Our goal is to make of Europe a joined market, and Montenegro now is already completely equal with other countries. We have the internet platform www.visiteurope.com which is also very important, because all the countries will be presented there. That is also a place where the experiences of the professionals from the area of marketing and research can be exchanged, as well as the experiences of tourist organizations among themselves. Sincerely I expect a great progress of Montenegrin tourism. You have a great minister of tourism, a great number of interested investor, beautiful coast, and a very good geographic position of Montenegro. Those are all good basis for a great tourism – said Oberasher.
At the presentation of the Montenegrin offer, yesterday, a great number of representatives of media, as well as the interested visitors, and tour operators were present. Also, beside the exquisite presentation the tasting of the Montenegrin cuisine was prepared. Tourist offer of Montenegro in their programs were offered by the Austrian tour operators and tourist agencies. Gruber Reisen, Springer Reisen, Kompas Touristic, Terra Reisen,a as well as Senioren Reisen.
Regular year Vienna tourism fair, in which more than 500 exhibitors from 54 countries of the world takes part in, according to the announcements of the organizer will attract more than 150.000 visitors.