Tourism offer of Montenegro presented at the Tourism Fair “Holiday World” in Prague

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Awards for the first class service in 2012 were granted to the tourist settlement “Slovenska plaža” and hotels “The Queen of Montenegro” and “Otrant” at a gala dinner held in the medieval castle “Detenice” near Prague within the fair “Holiday World” and traditional gathering of agencies and partners in tourism. 

The awards are the results of guests’ evaluations and guest satisfaction survey conducted by experts in tourism from the Czech market. The awards were granted by the tour operator “Vitkovice tours”. On that occasion, on behalf of the award winner Director of NTO of Montenegro Saša Radović invited the Czech agencies to expand their operations in Montenegro and come to Montenegro and see for themselves that these are not the only three hotels that deserve this title. He also pointed out that preparations for summer season had started much earlier this year and that we were ready to satisfy the needs of the demanding Czech tourists with the improved quality. He also mentioned that first organized groups of tourists that had visited our country back in early 1930s were actually the tourists from the Czech Republic. 

“Holiday World 2013” was organized this year together with international gastronomy fair “Top Gastro” and a specialized tourism golf fair – “Golfshow”. The fair strategy of Montenegro is the result of cooperation of tourism organizations from the coast and LTO Cetinje. Therefore, at the joint fair tourism organizations from the following cities were present: Bar, Budva, Kotor, Tivat, Herceg Novi, Ulcinj and Cetinje, then HG “Budvanska rivijera”, HTP “Mimoza” from Tivat and HTP “Ulcinjska Rivijera”. The joined tourism offer of the region of Durmitor was presented by the local tourism organizations of Mojkovac, Plužine, Pljevlja and Žabljak which managed to come and be part of the fair thanks to the program of support for the development of tourism in the north of Montenegro implemented by the USAID through the CHF program.

On the second day of the fair, Radović had a press briefing for about ten representatives of the most influential Czech media and their tourism redactions.

The Czechs are experienced travelers who are particularly interested in nature and active holiday. When it comes to their travel habits they are known for not being exclusively interested in bathing tourism but also in other forms of selective tourism such as mountain, eco tourism, cultural, adventure (rafting, biking, hiking/mountaineering) etc.

Most of them were familiar with tourism offer of Montenegro and during the fair they were generally interested in accommodation capacities, hiking and biking trails, excursions and entertainment events and for summer 2013 prices.

By the end of 2012 Montenegro was visited by almost 27,000 Czech tourists with about 175,000 overnight stays which represents the increase of 2% compared to 2011. 

“Holiday World” was held in Prague on 7 February – 10 February 2013.  This is the 22nd fair in a row and one of the most important Central European tourism fairs.