Only elite hotels are full, smaller ones are empty

Summer season in Montenegro: Full only elite hotels, smaller empty

How is the beginning of the summer season in Montenegro? June betrayed all expectations, and according to Budva’s hoteliers, the results are not even close to those from 2019.

Smaller hotels and apartments are half empty, while deckchairs on the beaches are empty, and full only on weekends. Win.

More guests are expected from July 15 to August 15, but that cannot replace the whole year in which, as they claim, the consequences of the pandemic are still being felt, as well as the global crisis caused by the war in Ukraine.

According to statistics, there are 17,470 guests in Budva, of which 9,290 are in private accommodation and 7,900 in hotel accommodation.

Montenegro, St. Stephen, Budva

According to Pobjeda from the Tourist Organization (TO) Budva, the most numerous guests in the hotel accommodation are from Serbia, Germany, Israel, Albania, Great Britain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Poland, Kazakhstan and Turkey.

TO Budva points out that they have not yet reached the level from 2019, and when it comes to the peak season and post-season, the occupancy of high-capacity hotel capacities is expected to be filled.

How will the summer season go?

Nikola Pejović, President of the Association of Hotels of Montenegro, said that they have far fewer guests than expected, because they cannot count Ukrainians and Russians who live in rented apartments.

“Attendance is low in small and medium-sized hotels, and I see that caterers are also complaining. Large hotels, which have swimming pools and their own beaches, are full because they have dumping prices that are in the range of three and two stars. There are also rich people, but they are staying in Porto Montenegro, Kumbor, Splendid “, claims Pejović, the owner of the Grbalj hotel, where the occupancy rate is only 50 percent.

Villas and private houses are offered…

According to him, renting private villas, houses, apartments and flats is offered a lot, but there are no guests.

Ivan Ivanović, the owner of the Majestic Hotel, also said that the occupancy of the hotel was not as record-breaking in 2019 and that in June they were mostly elderly people from Western Europe, Scandinavia and Israel.

“I am afraid that we will lose the pre-season and the post-season with this way of managing tourism, ie the lack of a strategy,” Ivanovic added.

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Source: Win

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