April 18, 2019 - To meet the high tourist season, the local Tourism Organization of Herceg Novi, in cooperation with National Tourism Organisation, is about to launch a so-called "road show" promotion in the pre-season and the post-season in the cities of the region. The aim is to extend the season and increase the number of tourists in May, June, September, and October.
The focus of the offer will be lower rental rates agreed with private publishers, along with tourist cards that provide city tours, city attractions, and sights, as well as a tour of the bay.
The road show will go to Belgrade, Novi Sad, Subotica, Kragujevac, Banja Luka, Sarajevo and Tuzla, Director of TO Pavle Obradovic said Radio Jadran
"We have made a desirable offer for May and June, which we will focus on, with the offer during the season and in the post-season. We will talk to the agencies and present our proposal. It will pack package arrangements for 3, 5 and seven nights, in May, June September, and October. It's a promo package to offer with private accommodation publishers who have provided somewhat lower prices. TO will subsidize a tourist city card worth 5 euro for a fortress tour, for every guest coming in this period," Obradović explained.
The promo prices for accommodation vary from 8 to 10 euros per person overnight, while negotiating with several restaurants that half board is 10 euros, and breakfast 2, and for a bed and breakfast 10 euros.
Obradovic pointed out that the city-card could be purchased at Tourist Info Bureaus for 5, 10 and 20 euros.
"A 5 euro card allows a tour of the Fortress, the Native Museum, the Njegoševa School. The 10 euro card also enables you to sail by boat to Žanjic, while a ticket of 20, besides the mentioned, also allows a visit to the Adventure Park on Vrbanj. Cards are currently under construction," Obradović said.
Herceg Novi will be promoted on billboards, media in the region as well as social networks, which, as they hoped for in the Tourist Organisation would have to result in a better visit than last year.
According to TO's latest statistical data, there are 3,300 registered guests in Herceg Novi, which is a 51% better visit than the same period last year.
The tourist organization redesigned a site that was promoted and viewed, where tourists can get information about the city, accommodation, city attractions, and active holidays.
There is also a live chat site, active from 8 to 20 h. In this way, direct communication for TO employees is provided, which will directly connect tourists with the tourist industry - accommodation publishers, restaurants, rent-a-car agencies and the like.
Obradovic, therefore, invited tourists to turn TO to make a joint presentation of their activities.
For those who prefer communication over the Internet, the new GIS application of Herceg Novi (geographic information system) is now available in the App Store, which is the directory of all companies in Herceg Novi.
Also, a virtual tour of the city continues, during which all hotels, large number of suites, city attractions, promenades, beaches, available on Google Maps and Google Street View have been recorded so far to be used for the application.
On the site of TO is the new three-year promo video of the city, which presented the project "2 experiences in 1 day" - coastal and mountainous. Included are city attractions, historical and cultural heritage and promotion of kayaking, sailing, and diving with cycling, hiking and paragliding in the hinterland. This kind of bidding awakened a great interest of tourists and bloggers, so some agencies from Russia and Macedonia have already begun to make a bargain, Obradovic says.
This year, as of June 1, 18 Info bureaux will be opened, of which six are currently active.