Nearly 2.5 million overnights and 700,000 guests in Montenegrin hotels
Nearly 700,000 tourists stayed in the Montenegrin hotels and other tipe of accommodation from January to July this year, which is by 18.5% higher compared to the same period last year, while the number of overnights exceeded 2.46 million and was by 9.6% higher compared to 2018 according to preliminary data of the Statistical Office of Montenegro – MONSTAT.
New results indicate a continuing growing trend even in the first part of the so-called “peak summer season” – between mid-July and August, writes Dnevne Novine daily.
Therefore, data show that 693,066 tourists stayed in the so-called collective accommodation (hotels, resorts, motels, tourist villages and hostels), totalling 2,460,571 overnight stays. Foreign visitors – 622,894 of them registered – had a total of 2,189,104 overnight stays.
Collective accommodation in Montenegro was mostly used by tourists from Serbia (65,161), which represents over 10% of the total number of all foreign and registered tourists who stayed in this kind of accommodation. Serbian tourists were followed by tourists from Germany (57,181), Russia (48,660), France (35,578) and the UK (28,855).
We had also 37,590 tourist from China and Hong Kong who spent at least one night in Montenegrin hotels, making up 6.03% of the total number of registered foreign guests in this kind of accommodation. Hotels in Montenegro also received 14,428 guests from the USA and 18,274 of them from Israel.
147,000 tourists currently in Montenegro
PR of the National Tourism Organisation of Montenegro, Aleksandra Maksimović, told Dnevne Novine daily that a continuing growth trend best has been confirmed by high tourist arrivals in July and August, accounting for about 10 per cent on average.
“The successful postseason is announced by the estimations of the local tourism organisations, stating that currently there are around 147,000 guests in Montenegro, which is by almost 42,000 tourists more compared to the same period last year.”