Montenegro’s tourist industry is concerned about the expected decline in tourist flow from Russia and the action early booking offers and discounts, to remedy this situation, the portal reported “Interfax-Tourism” press secretary of the Russian Union of Travel Industry (PCT) Irina Turina Tuesday.
According to her, some hoteliers predict that summer in Montenegro, the number of Russians will drop by 80% compared to last year. In recent years, it was also canceled large corporate races. In particular, Montenegro nor went to the training camp, no sports team, although last year they provided more than 3 thousand. Roosting.
Tourists from Russia make up a third of the incoming flow in the state. Therefore, local travel agencies for the first time in a long time early booking offer shares and reduce the cost of accommodation in hotels. This is a discount of up to 30% of that Montenegrin hoteliers provide their Russian partners.
Previously director of product marketing and contracting tour operator “TUI Russia” Ivor Vukelik stated that due to a pricing policy Montenegro will be a hit summer sales among Russians.
“For early booking, we see that it is only the European direction, which this year shows growth. It is visa-free country, the local infrastructure is aimed at the Russians. And, importantly, most of the hotels have reduced prices in order not to lose tourists from our country and to earn in a crisis “, – said I.Vukelik.
“TUI Russia” in the new season, expanding the flight program in Montenegro, along with tours of the Moscow tour trips are available with departure from St. Petersburg. According to estimates of the tour operator, the demand for Montenegro this year could grow by 20-40%.
At the same time, according to I.Tyurinoy other tour operators are more cautious in forecasts. Thus, according to “NTK Intourist”, the flow of tourists to Montenegro from Russia will remain the same. This is evidenced by the current level of sales. In addition, “NTK Intourist” noted good depth of sales trends.
According to estimates of the tour operator “PAX”, the demand for Montenegro will be changed as well as the overall demand on Europe. And against the background of foreign exchange fluctuations of interest to the European direction has dropped significantly.
Last year Montenegro visited 1.54 million foreign tourists, which is 2% more than in 2013. The tourists made 9.55 million overnight stays, 60% of which is accounted for visitors from Russia and Serbia