Tourism workers for “Vijesti” speak of the reasons for poor beginning of summer season
Podgorica – Montenegrin tourist workers believe that the reasons for the worse beginning of this year’s summer season to be found in the visa liberalization that has opened the way to Europe and the citizens of our neighboring countries, the economic crisis, problems inherited from previous years that are reflected in the poor infrastructure, poor choice for investors which many hotels do not work, lack of quality accommodation facilities, dirt, trash …
The interlocutors “News” have the same opinion about the problems they face, but not on the overall outcome of the tourist season. Some of them believe that the season will be at the level of last year due to hotel operators who are operating, and some of the personal assessed to be the worst result and up to 15 percent compared to last year.
HTP director Predrag Jelusic Primoje estimated that there are two reasons for poor attendance, such as lack of infrastructure and visa liberalization.
– All hoteliers were able to match the level of prices and services so I think that this is not the reason that the guests would come in larger numbers. I think that there is a lack of sufficient number of quality hotel accommodation units primarily. In addition, the business environment has changed this year because of visa liberalization. Tourists from countries who previously went to Montenegro can now go to other destinations without any barrier at a lower cost. Greece and Spain are in crisis so that the agencies and hotels that offer services in these countries are cheaper than before. So they crossed the external and internal factors that should be fighting – said Jelusic.
Jelusic believes that the results of the tourism industry will be at the level of last year, and that the places where it is invested in the infrastructure make up for the fall of which is poor infrastructure.
– I would not agree with estimates that only Budva good occupancy records. The data of the National Organization of Tivat and turstiۍke Monstat show that is more in the municipality tursita than last year. HTP Primorje has two percent more visitors than last year. This is partly because the reconstruction was done, so we are not working at full capacity last year – he added.
Director of Hotel Queen of Montenegro Dragan Ivancevic said that it is difficult to assess what will be the main season and postezona.
– I assume that this decline will be from 10 to 15 percent compared to last year, because tourism is lost when the production lines, which are given, one can not catch up later result. So we can not make up for bad results from the pre. In the region, reported the fall to 30 percent, and we can not say that in our country will be drastically different – he’s Ivancevic.
He said that the beginning of this year’s poor season contributed to the crisis, and the fact that some mistakes are repeated from previous years does not give a good message to tourists.
– There is no excuse for poor long-term utility furnishing the cities in which features a lot of talking, dirt, trash … Again we have a large number of different Va