Podgorica – National air company Montenegro airlines is ready to import more charter flights for Germany for the next summer tourist season and not to allow Montenegro to loose that traditionally very important tourist market – said for Vijesti president of the Board of directors of the national air transporter PhD Zoran Djurisic on the occasion of the announcement of the leading German tour operator Neckerman to cancel the entire arrangement for Montenegrin coast and the scare of the domestic tourist agencies for the loss of German market.
Djurisic however stressed that in that case Montenegrin tourist employees would have to bear at least the minimum of operational expenses for potential charter lines.
– Montenegro airlines with procuring of “ebraer” will have the capacities to respond to the demands of that market but that will not be at the expense of the company. Therefore tourist employees will have to find the compromise and pay the company at least the minimum of direct expenses of those flights – he said pointing out that the national company is in the function of Montenegrin tourism.
According to his words, problem with cancellation of the possible tourists has appeared, probably, because of the high prices of the arrangements in which the most expensive item is the air transport.
– About 70% of expenses of the arrangement are given for the air transport. That is why the air company and domestic tour operators have to find a model together to motivate tourists for vacation in Montenegro – said Djurisic saying that we must not forget the fact that tourists are offered wide possibilities to spend their summer vacation at normal prices in various world destinations.
German Neckerman has canceled the entire program for Montenegrin coast for 2008 and there is a serious danger that next year we will be out of guests from that country, who were traditionally among the most numerous guests in Montenegro. That something like that will happen Vijesti have announced already after the Berlin market, publishing the clear warnings of the representatives of three main German tour operators Neckerman, ITS, and TUI. Their main reprimand was related to the fact that Montenegro has become really expensive because of which fewer and fewer guests from Germany are interested to spend their summer vacation on Montenegrin coast. So this summer the number of charter flights of German tour operators was halved.