Hospitality bosses don’t expect bumper profit

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According to the Ministry of Economic Development, 80% of arrivals will be from the region this year, while tourism officials believe that prices of services and products should be aligned with that market. The prices of private and hotel accommodation are significantly lower compared to 2019. However, having in mind that food prices have gone up, it’s difficult to reduce the prices of services in hospitality facilities.

According to the Director of the Centre for Research and Development of Tourism, Mr Petar Golubovic, prices of beach equipment should be aligned with the region. As for private and hotel accommodation, he noted that a good part of owners reduced the prices.

Mr Golubovic believes that Montenegro must reduce prices because of Albania as well, as it is gradually becoming an attractive destination on the tourism map of the Meditarreanian.

The owner of Mocart Hotel, Mr Luka Vuckovic, says that they won’t increase their prices this year, noting that tourist arrivals in May and June accounted for nearly 30 percent compared to 2019. He hopes arrivals will be by around 50 per cent higher in the peak summer season.

A hospitality boss, Mr Krsto Niklanovic, the owner of Jadran restaurant, is complaining about suppliers because prices have generally gone up.


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