Tivat Tourism Organization (TOT) announces the opening of the winter season "Winter opening 2019/20" at the Kolasin 1600 Ski Center on Saturday 14 December 2019. The event organizers are NTO MNE, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism and Ski Resorts of Montenegro.
"On this occasion, we are informing the public that a free bus service will be organized on the route Tivat - Kolasin - Tivat with departure from Tivat at 6: 00 a.m., from the bus stop in the city center (old bus station), while the return to Tivat from the ski center is planned at 4:30 p.m. The number of seats is limited, so we ask all interested to reserve a place in the premises of the Tivat Tourism Organization, by Thursday, December 12, 2019, at the latest," said the TOT.
The event will feature music star Indira Forza-Ex Colonia and DJ Vlado Bozovic to make the party even better.
On the day of the opening there will be prize-competitions for all visitors, free parking, skiing / panoramic cable car rides, traditional mega “kacamak” - free portions, promotional drink prices as well as snow games for children with animators.
WELCOME TO WINTER OPENING 2019/20 AT SKI CENTER KOLASIN 1600 - 14.12.2019. at 10: 00 a.m.!!!
Text by Radio Tivat, on December 9th, 2019, read more at Radio Tivat
December 6, 2019 - Cetinje will be a host of the first International Prosciutto Fair, which will be organized on 5 and 6 June 2020, under the auspices of the Tourist Organization of Cetinje and Montenegrin prosciutto cluster.
Mayor of Cetinje, Mr Aleksandar Kašćelan, said at the press conference that Cetinje and the surroundings were famous for its exquisite meat products even beyond Montenegro’s borders.
“Around 400.000 legs of prosciutto are produced in the territory of Cetinje every year. This product is at the same time potential for Cetinje’s development not only in the economic but also in tourism sense as prosciutto production creates new jobs and opens opportunities for further progress of the entire municipality”, said Mr Kašćelan.
According to him, Cetinje deserves to have a prosciutto fair, and personnel of the meat industry in Cetinje deserve to get respect for the results they achieve.
“We want them to showcase their skills and experience in a direct way”, said Mr Kašćelan.
The fair will promote home-made products and endorse national campaigns for the purchase of home-made products.
We think it is our duty. We do this for our families, our producers and our country”, said Mr Kašćelan.
State secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Đuro Žugić, believes that the fair will contribute to the promotion of high-quality and authentic products from Montenegro, whose specialty has been recognized and protected in accordance with the law.
In December 2018, Montenegrin prosciutto was protected with geographical indications.
“Geographical indications of the product contributes to overall rural development and enables producers to increase market value and protect them from any abuse, imitation or fraud”, said Mr Žugić.
He thinks that fair will be a great opportunity for the promotion of sustainable agriculture in Montenegro and rural development, favoring products that have a many-decade long reputation.
Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce of Montenegro, Ms Ljiljana Filipović, said that the fair would “much more than just exhibition of products, and that it would be a sort of forum of bidders and partners.
According to her, the promotion of such products contributes to the recognition of the regions they come from, has a positive impact on the revenue of agriculture households and encourages agricultural producers to associate and organize the market performance.
President of the Montenegrin prosciutto cluster, Mr Jovan Kaluđerović, announced that the first quantities of certified prosciutto legs could found their place on the market in February.
Mr Kaluđerović reminded that members of the cluster had been taking part in the renowned fairs and prosciutto festivals in the European countries and countries in the region, and were awarded for their products.
Director of Tourist Organization of the Old Royal Capital Cetinje, Mr Oskar Huter, said that TO was committed to diversifying its product, while carefully tracking the needs of the contemporary tourists.
“Festivals and fairs have become the fastest-growing offer in tourism, and serve as a tool for the promotion and can change the image of the town”, said Mr Huter.
For the organization of fairs of this type, participation and support of the country and relevant national institutions is very important.
Text by CDM on December 6, 2019, read more here.
To celebrate the holidays, Porto Montenegro is spreading the good atmosphere of giving and caring for others this winter. The international humanitarian action “Help Portrait” with the slogan “Small Town with a Big Heart” will be held today from 11 am to 3 pm, in front of the Restaurant One and at the Crush Winery in Porto Montenegro.
As every year, photographers Veri Veroza and Zoran Radonjic will take professional portraits of passers-by and guests, and the entire funds from the photos sold will go to children with disabilities, whose programming is taken care of by the NGO European Home.
The campaign “Help Portrait” is supported each year by Vlado Hair Design, whose team members will be in charge of hairstyles and makeup for anyone interested in professional portraits, and this year will host the Restaurant One and the Crush Wine Station Winery, which will serve all attendees free hot drinks and local sweets. The event was also supported by the local company “Freejack”.
Text by Sonja Stilet, on December 6th, 2019, read more at Radio Tivat
This year Kotor will enter the New Year with style, in the rock' n 'roll release as in the previous few years.
Kotor has become a traditional rock destination for New Year's Eve, where young and old names of ex-Yu regions meet. The program, which will take place in the Old Town Square, is divided into two days.
In New 2020, the public will be introduced to the concert by “Partibrejkersi”, “Lačni Franz” and “VIS Tetra”.
For the second day, January 1, organizers hired the bands “Bajaga and the Instructors” and “Hladno pivo”, and the music program begins with local rock/blues band “Light Under The Black Mountain”.
Text by Boka News, on December 5th, 2019, read more at Boka News
In order to promote local products and traditional crafts and better placement on the market through trade and tourism, the Municipality of Herceg Novi is organizing the New Year's Bazaar through the Secretariat for Tourism, Economic Development and Entrepreneurship from December 20, 2019, to December 28, 2019, in the pedestrian zone outside “Adicco Bank” in the Old Town.
The participants of the New Year's Bazaar will be provided with free booths and the bazaar is not only promotional but also includes sales. We invite all interested entities (companies and individuals) to take part and present their offer, show their products and thus promote their business, products, ideas, and creations.
In addition to personal information, exhibitors need to indicate the type of products and merchandise they want to present at the bazaar, with preference given to local products and traditional crafts and handicrafts. Resale is not allowed.
Prijava (.pdf) – application form
Text by Boka News, on December 3rd, 2019, read more at Boka News
The opening of the documentary exhibition “Intangible Cultural Property of Montenegro” on 5 December at 18:00 at Kotor’s Solidarity Gallery marks the start of an international conference entitled “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Boka Kotorska” to be held from 5 to 7 December 2019.
The exhibition will be opened by the Director of the Directorate for Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Culture Aleksandar Dajković, with Mayor of Kotor Željko Aprcović, Acting Director of Municipal Public Institution “Museums” (OJU „Muzeji”) Slađana Mijanović and ethnologist-anthropologist Danijela Đukić also speaking at the event. The exhibition’s curators are Anastazija Miranović, Branko Banović, Mileva Pejaković-Vujošević, Tanja Vujović and Tanja Rajković.
The musical segment will feature Kotor Klapa ensemble “Pearls of Boka” (“Bisernice Boke”), celebrating their 40th year.
The multidisciplinary scientific conference “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Boka Kotorska: Status, Challenges, Potential” (5-7th December 2019) is being organised by MPI “Museums” Kotor, with the support of the Secretariat for the Protection of Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Municipality of Kotor.
Bokelian Navy dance Kolo - Photo Boka News
Events, festivals, customs of both local and national importance, skills and traditional crafts are recognised by the UNESCO Convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage adopted in 2003. The Parliament of Montenegro ratified the Convention in 2009, and with the subsequent adoption of a series of legislative acts, intangible cultural heritage was recognised in 2010 (Law on the Protection of Cultural Property). With the conference, MPI “Museums” is marking ten years since the ratification of the UNESCO Convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage.
With their addition onto the UNESCO Representative List of Natural and Cultural Heritage precisely 40 years ago, and after the devastating 1979 earthquake, Kotor and Boka Bay through their unique blend of different cultural and natural influences and heritage of universal values, became renowned worldwide as areas with values belonging to the whole of humanity.
The new development and investment phase of Porto Montenegro is presented to clients and business partners in Moscow in the splendid interior of the prestigious Louis Vuitton brand.
New partnerships and business meetings with representatives of the Russian clientele in the real estate and yachting industry have been confirmed over the past few days at this and other events, as the Porto Montenegro delegation had a dynamic agenda during their stay in Russia. Once again, the project Citizen by Investment of the Government of Montenegro was presented, highlighting the benefits of buying real estate in Porto Montenegro and the economic framework, and much attention was paid to the announcement of the new edition of the Polo Tournament in 2020.
Sailor of the Year 2019 Moscow
Sales Manager Katie Smirnina presented the project’s development plans at a prestigious Global Real Estate Forum conference that brings together business and investment group representatives. Montenegro has a favorable economic framework for investors, above all when it comes to tax rates, after the greatest natural resource - beauty, nautical history and potential for the development of the luxury yachting industry and tourism product. This kind of convenience is a significant incentive for boat and yacht owners, who choose the marina and Porto Montenegro as a destination for real estate purchases, Smirnina said.
Porto Montenegro ambassadors attended the prestigious 2019 Man of the Year Award in Moscow, as one of the leading sponsors of this globally recognized nautical event in Russia, organized by Proyachting - one of the most important events in Moscow when it comes to amateur sailing that brings together business sailing enthusiasts. Of particular interest was the rich calendar of international regattas of the Porto Montenegro Yachting Club.
Text by Boka News, on December 2nd, 2019, read more at Boka News
December 3, 2019 - Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has earmarked considerable funds for the implementation of new projects in the domain of water management through which Montenegro will receive first plans for managing risks from floods. This project will contribute to strengthening capacities in the domain of water management and environment protection.
The project is implemented by the Public Works Administration.
Director-General of the Directorate for Water Management, Mr Momčilo Blagojević, pointed out that Montenegro had adopted important legislative and strategic documents in the domain of water management and that implementation of numerous projects aimed at better management of underground and surface waters was underway.
Mr Blagojević said that the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism in cooperation with competent institutions, put efforts to improve the situation in water management.
Research on underground waters will be continued through this project. Part of the project is also the development of preliminary flood risk assessment and hydrological and hydraulic model of the River Bojana and the Skadar Lake, which is a priority for Montenegro.
Text by CDM on December 2, 2019, read more here.
Just before the coldest period of the year, twenty new homes, already in use, arrived in the Herceg Novi Asylum for Abandoned Dogs. Shelters at Dizdarica were provided by the Municipality of Herceg Novi, which, together with the company “Cistoca” and volunteers, is working to improve the conditions for dog care in this facility.
The dog houses were necessary and important, and how much they contributed to improving the treatment of animals, assured today the Mayor of Herceg Novi, Stevan Katic, who visited the Asylum with his associates. He expressed his satisfaction with the way in which the business of procuring, assembling and installing the houses was realized, as well as the functioning of the Asylum.
Cooperation between local government and “Cistoca” with volunteers is a good way to identify needs and continue to improve conditions in the Asylum, Katic said. As he pointed out, the local government also included in the draft Budget for 2020 the funds for the work of Asylum, recognizing that this facility is a need of the city and that it is important to provide good conditions for the care of abandoned animals.
He thanked the citizens who adopted the dogs, as well as those who significantly assisted with their donations. He invited everyone who wanted a pet to visit the Asylum and find a new friend.
Visit to the Asylum for dogs
Director of the company “Cistoca” Vladimir Arsic emphasized that the houses are very appropriate, especially before the winter. According to him, the value of this purchase is about three thousand euros, and after that came the sand that will cover the area for the movement of dogs. At present, 84 dogs are housed in the Asylum, with five employees collecting, housing and caring for animals.
Arsic points out that asylum costs are quite substantial, amounting to between five and six thousand euros a month. It functions thanks to the assistance of citizens, individuals and businesses, Arsic says, and thanks in particular to the company “Vodovod i kanalizacija” (Water supply and Sewage) and anonymous donors for the larger amount of food they donate during the month.
The director adds that another expense is the reimbursement for the use of the facility, worth 222 euros a month, which is paid by “Cistoca” to the Ministry of Defense as the owner of the space. He added that significant funds were invested in the renovation of these premises, for which the Ministry failed to obtain a refund.
Five registered volunteers work at the asylum. One of them, volunteer Jasna Cavic, said that they were trying to secure various donations in food and equipment, but also to promote the adoption of dogs. She believes that procedures for asylum visits need to be facilitated and that volunteerism in Herceg Novi should be at a higher level.
Text by Boka News, on November 28th, 2019, read more at Boka News