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The Tourist Organization of Podgorica hosted a representative of the World Tourism Organization

The Tourist Organization of the Capital of Podgorica hosted Ms. Vanessa Satur, one of the leading managers of the World Tourism Organization – UNWTO, who resides in Montenegro, organized by the Ministry of Economic Development.

On this occasion, the cultural-historical route “Love path to the cultural identity of Podgorica” ​​was organized, followed by a tasting of the gastronomic offer of the Podgorica region.

The aim of the visit is to define the model of future cooperation as well as to create new, integrated and sustainable tourism planning in order to mitigate the consequences of the pandemic.

Also, Ms. Satur actively helped in drafting the Tourism Development Strategy of Montenegro 2022-2025 with the Action Plan, and expressed interest in further recapitulating and strengthening some of the recommendations made during the drafting of the document.

We thank Ms. Aleksandra Gardašević-Slavuljica, Director General of the Directorate for Development Policy in Tourism and a member of the UNWTO Executive Board, for the initiative and the opportunity to establish cooperation with Ms. Satur.

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The company “Markets” is celebrating its birthday on Saturday with a humanitarian action

On the occasion of 15 years since the beginning of the company “Markets” and 14 years since the opening of T.C. “Pobrežje”, this city company is preparing a birthday celebration, which will be held on Saturday, April 2, starting at 10 am, in the green market.

The music part of the program was organized in cooperation with the Tourist Organization of Podgorica and the group Cuba will perform, while the birthday bazaar will be sales character, so sellers of domestic products and handicrafts will exhibit their products from 1 to 3 April. A particularly important part of the program

is the humanitarian action, which was organized by the employees of the company “Markets “. Namely, they donated things that will be on sale that day, and the “Beer Academy” joined the action, which will sell its products. The collected funds will be directed for the treatment of the boy Feđa Alković.

We invite citizens to visit us and, according to their possibilities, give their contribution to this humanitarian action.


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Podgorica’s tourist offer was presented at the International Tourism Fairs in Prague and Belgrade

The tourist offer of the Capital Podgorica was presented at one of the most important Central European tourism fairs, , the 30th International Tourism Fair “Holiday World & Region World”in Prague.

This year’s International Tourism Fair “Holiday World & Region World” gathered 700 exhibitors from 42 countries and over 30,000 visitors and professionals in the field of tourism.

Given the positive impressions of tourism representatives from the Prague Tourism Fair, direct air connections, liberalized measures of entry into Montenegro, the fact that tourists from the Czech Republic and Slovakia mostly choose Mediterranean countries for travel, it can be concluded that Montenegro has a great chance to be highly positioned as a holiday destination in these markets during 2022.

After that, the tourist offer of the Capital was presented at the International Tourism Fair “IFT” in Belgrade.

This year’s International Tourism Fair in Belgrade was held under the slogan “Between Mountains and Sea” and is aimed at recovery and renewal of the tourist environment, as well as promotion and innovation, which will shape the future of the tourism industry.

Presence and promotion on this market is of great importance since tourists from Serbia generate about 20% of the total tourist turnover.

During the presentation of Podgorica, the emphasis was placed on active tourism, as well as a large number of events that will be organized in the coming period.

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Days of Montenegrin food and drink

The Tourist Organization of Podgorica, in cooperation with the restaurant @akademijapiva is giving away breakfast and lunch for two people, which you can use on February 25. or 26.

All it takes is to:

⭐️Follow Instagram accounts @akademijapiva and
⭐️ Like this post on Instagram
⭐️ Mark one friend in the post comment.

The number of comments is not limited, and the winners will be announced on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Good luck! ?

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The Tourist Organization of the Capital city Podgorica hosted international partners from France, Spain, Croatia, Italy and Greece, with whom it cooperates on the Emblematic Plus cross-border cooperation project.

This project refers to the valorization of Komovi and includes the development of an eco-itinerary for the Komovi Regional Park, as well as the development of promotional printed and video material, and is funded by the Regional Cooperation Interreg MED.

After a tour of Podgorica, during which they visited the Public Institution of Museums and Galleries, the archeological site of Duklja and Stara Varoš, a two-day tour of Komovi was organized.

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France’s most read newspaper Ouest France: Montenegro – a favorite small country on the Adriatic coast

The most widely read French regional newspaper “Ouest France” published an affirmative article about Montenegro, which describes the natural beauties and cultural sights of our country.

The National Tourist Organization of Montenegro hosted the journalist of this prestigious newspaper Yves Hardy, who conveyed positive impressions from Montenegro to the readers of this French newspaper.

As he points out, Montenegro, with only 630,000 inhabitants, offers a whole range of offers for quality vacations.

“The small country, a favorite on the Adriatic coast, has several natural gems such as the Bay of Kotor and Lake Skadar. Whether you come by boat from the Croatian city of Dubrovnik or from the mainland, the Bay of Kotor will undoubtedly give you a view of the most beautiful fjord in the southern Mediterranean “, the article reads.

During his stay in the destination, Hardy had the opportunity to visit the northern, central and southern regions. After visiting Kolašin, Biogradska gora National Park, Cetinje, he also visited tourist sites in the area of ​​Perast, Kotor, Budva and Bar. His tour of the coast included everything from the luxurious offer of Sveti Stefan, Luštica and Porto Montenegro to the peaceful fishing village of Bjelila.

“Those with a ‘deep pocket’ find their ‘hidden corner’ on the Sveti Stefan peninsula or anchor their luxury yachts in the Porto Montenegro marina. Those who still want something else, far from the jet set, decide to walk through the small fishing village of Bjelila, get to know the capital of Cetinje or visit one of the five national parks of incredible beauty “, the article reads.

He described Skadar Lake as a huge body of water surrounded by the most beautiful greenery, where pelicans are the hosts. He says that Bar can be recognized by the olive tree that is over 2,200 years old, as well as by the cobblestones and streets in the Old Town, while in the north stands out Kolašin and NP Biogradska gora with its wild nature.

In addition to cultural and historical sights and natural beauties, Hardy had the opportunity to enjoy the gastronomic offer of Montenegro. Before returning to his country, he visited the Šipčanik wine cellar, where he tasted Montenegrin wines of the company “13. July – Plantations ”.

Ouest France is the most widely read regional daily in France, with a circulation of around 700,000 a day. It is expected that this announcement will contribute to the promotion of Montenegro as a tourist destination on the French market. Local tourist organizations from Kolasin, Cetinje, Tivat, Kotor, Budva and Podgorica, hotels “Splendid Conference & Spa” and “Bianca Resort & Spa”, as well as companies “Lustica bay” and “Porto Montenegro” also gave their support in organizing the study visit of the French journalist.

Link of the article:

PR service of the National Tourist Organization of Montenegro

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Investment and tourism potentials of Podgorica presented within the Montenegrin pavilion at Expo Dubai 2020

The Deputy Mayor, Časlav Vešović, presented to the international audience the investment potentials of Podgorica at the event organized within the Montenegrin Pavilion at the prestigious global event Expo Dubai 2020.

Emphasizing that Podgorica is a city of modern architecture, sports, culture, university center, a city of clean water and healthy food, but also a city of great hosts and excellent business opportunities, Vešović informed the audience about the dynamic business environment that offers plenty of opportunities considering that the town is located halfway between the sea and the mountains, and in the immediate vicinity of the airport Golubovci, the port of Bar, and soon the highway.

Having in mind the role and importance of Expo 2020 Dubai, as one of the most prestigious events, for the promotion of the state, cities and their potentials, Podgorica used the opportunity to present itself to the global audience as an economically stable and attractive investment destination, capital city of the country that is a part of NATO and a reliable partner of major European cities and important world capitals.

“In order to adequately valorize investment potentials and overall socio-economic development, we offer investors numerous investment opportunities, but also to be our partners through the model of private-public partnership,” said Vešović while highlighting projects for the construction of a water bottling plant, construction of underground garages, production of electricity from landfill bio gas and others.

Direktorica Turističke organizacije, Irena Rogošić, odgovarajući na brojna pitanja posjetilaca paviljona o našem gradu, upoznala je prisutne i sa prirodnim ljepotama i bogatim kulturno-istorijskim nasljeđem kao značajnim turističkim potencijalima Podgorice.

Since this is an event that brings together a large number of visitors and investors, that showed great interest in Podgorica, we believe that the visit will have a significant impact on the further development of the capital through the implementation of numerous investments and job creation, as well as promotion of cultural heritage and natural wealth, as well as tourist valorization.

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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”.

When it comes to the best individuals, awards were presented to: manager Svetlana Goranović (hotel “Ramada”), receptionist Sandra Vešović (hotel “Boscovich”), chef Mirko Popović (restaurant “Per Sempre”), waiter Bojan Stanić (restaurant “Bar49”), confectioner Dragana Pejović (confectionery “La Parisienne”), tourist mediator Žarko Radišević (TA “Marco Polo”), journalist Sergej Ćetković – posthumously, while Mr. Dragan Marković received a special award for improving gastronomy posthumously.
Mrs. Sanja Marković from the Chamber of Commerce of Montenegro received a special award for her contribution to tourism, and the Agency for Housing Ltd. Podgorica for her contribution to the organization of the city.

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).

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We are choosing the best in tourism and hospitality in Podgorica for 2021

Award ceremony for the winners on 38th „Choosing the best in tourism and hospitality“ in Podgorica, for 2021 will be held on Friday, 28th of January, beginning at 12 p.m. at restaurant „100 Manira“.

Tourist Organisation of Podgorica has been awarding individuals and collectives for more than three decades, for contributing to the rise of quallity with their work and additional promotion of the tourist offer of the city, and is encouraging others to improve their business, as well as their professional skills.

The awards will be presented by the Mayor of Podgorica, dr Ivan Vuković and President of the Organizing Committee for the awards ceremony, mr Marjan Junčaj.

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Tourist organisation of Podgorica continues with its mission of creating art ?

Tourist organisation of Podgorica, with support of Montenegrin electricity distribution system, in this year continues to contribute to the mission of beautification and urbanization on which the Capital city works actively.

Nearby the Argentina Square, with artistic vision of young Montenegrin artists Hajdana Kostić and Stefan Bulatović, one more part of the artistic mosaic of the city has been arranged.

The idea is to give Podgorica modern and urban scene that are alike to those that we can see in big world metropolis.

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