Bad weather in May and June affected the number of tourists in Kolašin, in private accommodation in particular. However, hotel capacities occupancy rate is quite high.
Tourist employees in the town on the Tara river hope that August will bring good weather and more tourists.
“We have to admit that bad weather has considerably affected the number of tourists. Occupancy rate of hotel capacities is high thanks to the reservations made in advance. According to weather forecast, better days are coming and I’m sure this season will be better than the previous”, said the Director of the Tourist Organization Kolašin, Mr Aleksandar Vlahović.
According to him, it’s difficult to provide accurate data about the number of tourists and make comparisons. Private accommodation providers fail to register guests on a regular basis and there are many unregistered facilities offering accommodation services.
“Competent municipal services are familiar with this problem. We are working on eliminating it”, said Mr Vlahović.
Guests are charged a fee in the amount of €0,80 per night. This fee is the basis revenue of the local tourist organization.
“In the past period we have done a lot of things: we have created a website, produced accommodation catalogues, tour guides, we have developed maps… However, as long as there’s a problem of unregistered accommodation, we can hardly count on big events in our town”, said Mr Vlahović.
He announces the Alternative Theater Festival which is taking place from 26 July to 20 August, Bjelasica Ultra Trail race from 16 August to 18 August and a bicycle race on 25 August. Mr Vlahović hopes that Kolašin will be a host of many other cultural and sport events.