AWARDS WERE PRESENTED FOR THE BEST IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY IN PODGORICA FOR 2021 ?
Tourist organisation of Podgorica arranged the award ceremony to the best within the 38th event „Choosing the best in tourism and hospitality “ in Podgorica, at the restaurant „100 Manira“. On that occasion, awards were presented to the best collectives and individuals in tourism and hospitality in Podgorica for 2021.
The awards were presented by the Mayor of Podgorica, dr Ivan Vuković and President of the Organizing Committee for the awards ceremony, mr Marjan Junčaj.
Mayor Vukovic pointed out that, regardless of the difficult period that is behind us, serious progress has been made, and that 2021 will be remembered as a good year, and in the future will present the foundation for further success and full blossom of the tourist industry of Podgorica.
“For us in the city administration, this beautiful tradition is very important, more and more important because the tourist potential of our Podgorica, only in recent years, it seems to me, is fully expressed. This would not be possible without you, the people who bring this idea to Podgorica, and who, slowly but surely, with your work, perseverance, ideas, creativity, transform this city from a passing station to summer or winter tourist centers, into something which is a tourist destination in itself “, Vuković emphasized and thanked his colleagues from companies whose contribution is also immeasurable, and expressed satisfaction that a number of them were awarded for the effort and work they invest, so that Podgorica is tidy and more beautiful by the day.
“It would not be possible without a very dedicated Tourist Organization, which I know has been with you every day during this difficult period,” the mayor said, recalling that the capital provided financial support of almost 4 million euros to tourism businessmen during pandemics of coronavirus, and that this saved many jobs and created the preconditions for the opening of new ones.
„Together as a team, like one big family, we succeeded to overcome the hardest period and today, to have a reason to feel optimistic and look towards to what is waiting for us during this year”, concluded Vuković.
Director of the Podgorica Tourist Organization Irena Rogošić congratulated all the winners and also expressed satisfaction with the existence of companies and teams, which contribute to the development of Podgorica as a quality tourist destination, despite the challenges facing the tourism segment.
“As you know, the manifestation” Choosing the best in tourism and hospitality “has traditionally been held for more than three decades, and since in 2020 unfortunately, we were not able to organize it for well-known reasons, this year the organizing committee for the awards had a difficult task, but in the end we still managed to choose those who stood out in some way with their work in the previous period. I hope that with this project we will continue to stimulate and encourage individuals and teams to develop their personal and professional skills and qualities, “said Rogošić, adding that thanks to the excellent cooperation between the Capital and caterers, Podgorica was visited by 85,000 tourists in the previous period and realized 170 thousand overnight stays.
In the category “Best companies and institutions” awards were given to: the company “Nemesis”, hotel “Podgorica”, restaurant “100 Manira”, pizzeria “Ćošak”, travel agency “Monte Mare Travel”, event “Podgorica Marathon”, tourist and excursion place Rogami City Beach, magazine “Caffe Montenegro”.
The best communal workers of the city companies were also awarded: Rafet Musić and Murat Ajvazi (Čistoća doo), Ema Vesković and Hajdar Kajošaj (Zelenilo doo) and Kadri Beriša (Tržnice i pijace doo).