October 8, 2019 - This year's edition of the Sea Dance Festival has brought the Montenegrin economy 9.7 million euros, according to an audience survey conducted annually by the TIM Center during this event.
"Over 63,000 visitors from 42 countries passed through the gates at Buljarica Beach over three days and nights," the Sea Dance Festival said in a statement.
Visitors to the festival spent an average of 446 euros in Montenegro, while traditionally the highest spending was from Western Europe, an average of 573 euros, as well as guests from overseas countries, which left an average of 594 euros in Montenegrin companies and caterers.
More than two-thirds of the guests, or 67.8 percent, came from abroad. In addition to the countries in the region, most were from Germany, Switzerland, France, Bulgaria, Austria, the United Kingdom, Turkey, and Italy.
The organization has received the highest ratings in the past six years, which has declared this year's edition of the Sea Dance Festival the best.
"The survey also shows that the largest number of foreign tourists, as much as 80 percent, visited Buljarica Beach and Montenegro thanks to the festival, which is dominated by Western European guests with 92.9 percent of whom Sea Dance was the main motive for coming."
Traditionally, most guests at the festival were from Serbia (32.8 percent) and Bosnia and Herzegovina (12.5 percent).
This year, 79.1 percent of visitors stayed in hotels, hostels, private accommodations that make up paid apartments and rooms, or camps.
"The average age of the Sea Dance Festival audience is 25 years, while highly educated and students make up 74 percent of the visitors," the statement said.
The survey was conducted on a representative sample and surveyed only the visitors who bought the ticket, while participants, workers, representatives of the media, and other institutions were excluded.
This year's sixth edition of the Sea Dance Festival will be remembered for its impressive program, which has hosted over 100 performers in more than six stages and festival zones and the most powerful festival production ever seen in Montenegro.