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20 Jun 2019, 01:25 AM

19 June 2019 - The Tourism Council concluded that the tourist indicators in the first quarter of this year significantly exceeded the data from the record 2018, which, alongside the fact that the activities on the preparation of this year's peak season are implemented or being implemented in accordance with the plan, indicates that 2019 will be a very successful tourist year, reported the Government of Montenegro.

In the first three months of 2019, 166,628 tourists visited Montenegro, which is 38.15% more than in the same period of 2018, while 645,630 tourist nights were registered, 22.4% more than in the same period of the previous year. Tourist traffic data recorded by local tourism organisations show an increase of an average of 15.33% in the first 23 weeks of this year (from January to 14 June inclusive) compared to the same period of 2018.

"These data are even more important if you are aware that in the last year, in which Montenegrin tourism broke all records, the number of tourists increased by 10.24 percent compared to 2017, and the number of overnight stays by 8.17%," stated in the Report on the implementation of the activities envisaged by the Plan for the preparation of the 2019 summer tourist season, which the Council discussed. 

The increase in the number of tourists and the number of nights is followed by the growth of revenues - in 2018, by 8.59% more than in 2017, and in the first quarter of this year, revenues increased by 7.9% compared to the record year 2018 when Montenegro exceeded one billion EUR in tourism revenues for the first. 

Significant increase in the number of tourists in collective accommodation was recorded from the market of Germany (the number of arrivals for the first four months was five times higher than in the same period last year); doubled tourist traffic was recorded from the markets of Austria, the United Kingdom (32.25%), France (an increase of 11.23%) and Poland (an increase of 10.24%). 

The Council noted that such good tourist trends are primarily the result of improving the quality of accommodation capacities and the development of new tourist facilities and offers. About 70 four-star and five-star hotels were opened during the mandate of this Government, while about 30 projects related to product development were supported in last year alone. Air transport accessibility has been improved and a number of activities have been implemented to promote the tourist offer by the National Tourism Organisation and the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism. 

Council President Duško Marković emphasised that the impressive growth of tourism as a leading economy, by its scope and financial effects, has again positioned Montenegro as a top tourist destination.

Despite the significant improvements that are evident from year to year, the Council pointed to constraints that exist when it comes to occasional traffic jams, the permeability of borders, execution of construction works during the season, improvement of utility services. It was noted that the constraints need to be addressed through additional coordination of the state authorities responsible for these issues and institutions at the local level. Furthermore, the Council stressed the need for additional engagement when it comes to employing foreigners and defining systemic solutions related to the education and training of lacking staff in the tourism sector. In order to effectively monitor the development of the tourist season and undertake measures to overcome the challenges, especially during the upcoming peak tourist season, the Council established a Coordinating Body for the season monitoring headed by Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism Pavle Radulović.

Read more news about travel in Montenegro at TMN's dedicated page.

15 Jun 2019, 23:02 PM

14 June 2019 - Twenty-five organizations and 150 participants from 30+ countries will gather in Budva, Montenegro at the Digital Influencers in Action Forum hosted by Digital Communication Network. At a two-day event, digital marketers, social influencers, analysts, entrepreneurs, journalists, and other professionals will have a chance to look at digital campaigns with social impact in a comprehensive way.

The first day will have 15 talks on various topics such as identifying and engaging influencers, amplifying the reach, influencers reputation and personal branding, monitoring campaigns’ impact and key metrics, fake influencers and negative influence, reaching audiences in a whole new way.

The second day will have interactive workshops, an unconference, a mini-fair of media literacy initiatives and projects, and a mini-hackathon when participants can develop concepts of campaigns involving digital influencers. Workshop topics will address four themes: 1) Building trust between media, governments, and digital influencers; 2) Influencers management; 3) Campaigns for Children and Youth; 4) Influencers in countering disinformation.

The unconference will give the audience an opportunity to briefly present, in connection to two broad topics: 1) Digital Influencers marketing for business; 2) Influencers campaigns for non-profits. At the mini-hackathon participants will be given an hour to come up with a concept of how to build a campaign involving digital influencers on a given topic: 1) Critical thinking 2) Inclusion and participation 3) Social entrepreneurship.

The interested organizations and initiatives will be able to present their campaigns in specially designed booths, increasing the level of interactivity and creative synergies.

In addition to different forms of discussion, Digital Communication Network plans to release its updated “Mapping Digital Influencers 2019” research covering 27 countries of Europe and Asia.

Key speakers include:

• Adam Harrell, NEBO Agency, USA
• Nazli Ozgur, influencer (230K+ followers), Turkey
• Emma Lacey-Bordeaux, CNN, USA
• Kamile Kaselyte, Co-Founder of KIKOINNE, Belgium
• Josh Druding, Director of Social Strategy | Epic Signal, USA
• Suveer Bajaj, Co-founder, FoxyMoron, India
• Bektour Iskender, Kloop, Kyrgyzstan
• Andjela Todorovic, Machine Learning Engineer at Createsi GmbH, Serbia
• Zain Velji, Partner + VP Strategy Northweather, Canada
• Irakli Porchkhidze, Vice President at Georgian Institute for Strategic Studies (GISS), Georgia
• Katarina Klingova, GLOBSEC, Slovakia
• Raluca Radu, Digital Marketing Strategist for #eCommerce, Romania
• Nikolai Taylor, Podcaster on @ChocolatePains, Founder & CEO of Viral Spark, USA
• Žiga Vrtačič, General Manager, Danes je Nov Dan, Ljubljana, Slovenia
• Veronica Bielik, Spotlight Agency, Poland
• Iliada Evangelia Kothra, Founder of living-postcards, Business Consultant, Greece

The Forum is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State Office of Citizen Exchanges and coordinated by Digital Communication Network, an international association, connecting global influencers and communicators of the digital age and World Learning, a global NGO empowering people and strengthening institutions.

The registration form for the event for local participants can be submitted at the website: https://forms.gle/4N5NCm8eMSwhEmD27

Read more about events in Montenegro at TMN's dedicated page.

15 Jun 2019, 02:57 AM

13 June 2019 - Bad weather conditions in the pre-season did not affect the number of tourists visiting Bar. Director of Tourist Organization, Mr Emil Kukalj, says that although the number of visitors at one moment was lower than last year, after the weather conditions improved, there was even an increase in the number of tourists.

“We should work on developing a tourist product that will not be affected by weather conditions. By that I mean, development of cultural tourism and tourism based on concrete events," says Mr Kukalj.

Bar, as one of the most attractive tourist destinations, was presented in the neighboring countries and Western Europe. Feedback from the trade fairs visitors is positive. Visitors expressed the greatest interest in Bar during summer. However, a town under Rumija has the potential to change that.

“We tend to point out that this is a town on two coasts and National Park Skadar lake is one the pearls of the offer. We are trying to present Bar as destination suitable throughout the entire year,” says Mr Kukalj and believes that it’s achievable.

With the construction of several high-category hotels, Bar is slowly but surely becoming a destination that can respond to the demands of high-end visitors who are used to luxury. Director of TO stresses that appropriate infrastructure is a must.

“We are very happy to see that the municipality and the state invest in the development of infrastructure, roads, public utility infrastructure… The effect of the campaign “Our Bar- clean town” is very important too. The residents and tourists have to be aware that waste disposal at places designated for such purposes increases the quality of the offer and life of our citizens”, says Mr Kukalj.

Employees in the tourism sector are satisfied with the benefits that Bar has had from cruising in the last couple of years.

 

“Our partners, Port of Adria, Alegra Montenegro Agency, small local souvenir manufacturers welcoming the tourists from every cruiser play a major role,” points out Mr Kukalj.

This summer residents of Bar and visitors can expect a very diverse range of amenities and programs.

“Under the auspices of “Ljeto pod zvijezdama” we are going to organize shows of musicians from the region and local bands and performers. There will be concerts every Friday at the King Nikola promenade,” says Mr Kukalj.

Something new this summer – the City games – is an event that is going to take place on 28 June.

After the season, TO Bar is going to organize Grapes Festival in Virpazar.

Tourist-information desks are open in Virpazar, Čanj, Sutomore, Šušanj, Stari Bar, Topolica and soon in Utjeha and Ostros.

TO Bar has been working very hard on the promotion of the potentials of hinterland.

“Last month we organized the action “Pohod u planine” (Visit the mountains). It was a 50-kilometer long tour from the sea to the lake shore. It is just one segment of the offer, since Bar has 100 km of very interesting footpaths. They need to be maintained, tourist signalization should be installed… We expect support from the media, agencies, and local and state-level institutions,” says the Director of TO Bar.

Source: Cafe del Montenegro

14 Jun 2019, 18:57 PM
June 14, 2019 - Tonight the audience in Tivat will have an opportunity to enjoy a world-class jazz concert within Made in New York Jazz Festival Montenegro. Some of the greatest names of the world jazz scene will perform from 9 to 11 pm on the Synchro stage in Porto Montenegro.
 
One of the most significant jazz projects in this region, Made in New York Jazz Festival Montenegro is held for the fourth time, and this year runs from the 13th to 16th of June in Tivat and Podgorica. The festival is organised by the Montenegrin publishing house Rabbit Records, in co-operation with Made in New York Competition and Festival INC from New York (USA), with the strategic partnership The Capital Plaza and Porto Montenegro.
 
The 4th annual Made in New York Jazz Festival Montenegro was officially opened with last night's Street Jam Session on the square in front of the Hipotekarna Bank in Porto Montenegro, with Sara Jovovic, young Montenegrin pianist and her jazz friends.
 
The festival program continues at 9 pm with a big Premiere concert at the Synchro stage in Porto Montenegro. The stage will be shared by some of the greatest names in the world jazz scene: Lenny White - drums, Bill Evans - saxophone, Ameen Saleem - bass and double bass, Yaacov Mayman - sax, Axel Tosca Laugart - piano and keyboards, Hermine Deurloo - chromatic harmonica, Polly Gibbons - vocals, Charenee Wade - vocals, Vladimir Maraš - piano, Šule Jovović - guitar, Vasil Hadžimanov - piano and keyboard, Pippo Corvino - guitar and Vladimir Krnetić - trumpet.
 
The same lineup will take place two days later, more precisely on 16th of June, at Grand Finale concert in the Atrium of The Capital Plaza in Podgorica, starting at 21h. This year's festival program also includes the concert performance of Jelena Jovović & Jazz Junction in Podgorica, on Saturday, 15th of June at 9 pm in the Ethno Jazz Club "Sejdefa." On that occasion, with her band, the renowned musician will promote their first album, "Heartbeat."
 
Before the big Finale concert in Podgorica, Sunday, 16th of June at noon in Hard Rock Cafe "Jazz Session with Jazz Masters" is organised for music schools students, students of the Music Academy and all interested parties. The headliners of the festival will hold short lectures and answer visitors' questions.
 
Tickets for the Made in New York Jazz Festival, Montenegro 2019 can be purchased in Tivat (Yacht Club Reception / Porto Montenegro, as well as in Podgorica (Ethno Jazz Club Sejdefa and Hard Rock Cafe). The price of a single ticket is 15 Eur.r.
14 Jun 2019, 13:47 PM
June 14, 2019 - Hotel Regent Porto Montenegro held its annual event in Podgorica on Thursday, 13 June, which brought together representatives of the diplomatic corps, media, state institutions, and corporate partners. With the excellent program, featuring the presentation of sports contents of the Porto Montenegro resort, Regent's management used the opportunity to announce the vibrant and dynamic summer event program as well as the opening of the third wing of the hotel- residence Baia.
 
"Tonight, we celebrate Regent's fifth anniversary and announce the opening of the Baia wing, which completes the hotel project. To you, our partners and friends, I thank you for your confidence so far. We celebrate the success of our projects, and we look forward to future cooperation in a joint mission of positioning this beautiful country," said Kai Dieckmann, General Manager of Regent Porto Montenegro.
 
The participants expressed interest in a rich calendar of summer events and participated in the archery, croquet, chess, and golf games led by the employees of Porto Montenegro. On this occasion Ivan Gajić, Director of Sales and Marketing of Hotel Regent, said:
 
 "We look forward to sharing with you the elegant atmosphere of Regent's summer calendar and the nautical settlement of Porto Montenegro. It is a pleasure for us to contribute to the development of Montenegro as a quality destination with many vacation opportunities and various forms of business tourism, as a critical prerequisite for the extension of the tourist season."
 
From the middle of this summer, Regent Porto Montenegro's guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the residence Baia with 67 luxury accommodation units.
 
"With the opening of this wing, we round off the hotel project, and we offer our guests a diversified choice of rooms, residences and elite penthouses. A verified version of unobtrusive luxury is signed by the tandem international architectural bureau WATG and Tina Zervudachi, a renowned interior designer from the renowned Mlinaric, Henry & Zervudachi company who, through our two existing wings, stands behind the already recognizable nautical design. The view from most of the accommodation units stretches to the sea, the hollows of the Boka Bay and the infinity pool of the hotel, declared in 2018 one of the 30 best hotel pools in the world. The tailor-made service and the rich offer in all restaurants and the Spa Center continue to be exceptionally comfortable as the main feature of staying at the Regent Hotel," said earlier Ivan Gajić, Director of Sales and Marketing at Regent Hotel.
 
13 Jun 2019, 12:19 PM
June 13, 2019 - The music program of the second edition of the Herceg Novi Festival of Independent Art MORZ rounds up trance-blues attraction by Frank Magnolia and Split singer Tomislav Gracin. All the MORZ programs will be held at the Amphitheater of Herceg Novi Theater, and as already announced for the musical part of this event, the Baobab band will open on Friday, 21 June.
 
Frank Magnolia, or Vukša Veličković, on Monday, 22 June, brings hypnotic guitar rhythms, and her trance blues, as dark as exciting and exciting, leads us to the vast expanses of the North American South. He is the winner of the Cantorum of the Canton of Rockstar. This year he released an excellent debut album - 'Almost There,' with songs that could easily win the listeners and far beyond the Balkans.
 
The third night of the festival, on Sunday, 23 June, will welcome Tomislav Gracin, an unmatched songwriter on a well-developed canzone scene of the region. Gracin published his second album "Two," which was shot in Split three months ago so that his MORZ performance is also one of the first real presentations of this achievement. His music is intimate, personal, and meets both preferences of Arsen Dedić and Radiohead listeners.
 
By the concept initiated last year and on the second edition of the MORZ, all the festival evenings will begin with film projection, in cooperation with MORZ and Montenegrin Cinematheque.
 
During the festival, the audience will have the chance to see an exhibition of some of the most exciting young illustrators who live and work in the area of ​​former Yugoslavia. In the coming days, MORZ will also promote the names of visual artists whose works will be part of the setting to be exhibited in the public space around the Amphitheater of Herceg Novi Theater.
 
The author of the visual identity of the festival is the young Montenegrin illustrator, Vuk Bojanić.
 
The organizers of the MORŽ are NGO Alternaut and portal Herceg Novi Cool, in cooperation with the Cultural Secretariat of the Municipality of Herceg Novi, the JUK Herceg Festival, the Montenegrin Cinematheque, and the Cafe Kino.
 
The organiser of the festival is news portal Herceg Novi Cool, and sponsors of MORZ are Herceg Novi Municipality, Cicak Acoustics, Simo Milošević Institute Igalo, JP Marine, Hotel Herceg Novi, Tourist Organization of Herceg Novi,  Bife Beograd and Pizzeria Galerija Topla.
13 Jun 2019, 11:51 AM
June 13, 2019 - The third Paragliding Day will be held on Saturday, 15 June, in Herceg Novi's hinterland. The organizers of this popular event are the Paragliding Alliance of Montenegro and the Herceg Novi Paragliding Club Adriafly, with the support of the Tourism Organization and the Municipality of Herceg Novi, the Agency for Development and Protection of Ornas, and the help of the "Subra" Skating Club, according to the Herceg Novi Municipal Information Service.
 
"As a promotional event, with solo pilots, tandem pilots will be present in a large number, so on this occasion part of those who want to enjoy the magic of paragliding safely can fly with experienced pilots.
 
Applications can be made by phone/Viber (Development and Protection Agency of Orjen): 067 933-993 by Friday, 14 June, at 5 pm. The number of participants is limited. The gathering is scheduled to take place on the "Dizdarica" ​​hillside, above the village of Žlijebi, at 10 am, when an introductory briefing will take place, and then the flights (if the weather conditions are favorable) will begin, aiming for a secured space in Kutsko Polje.
 
The "Dizdarica" ​​pole is the first registered landfill in Montenegro and is located in a beautiful ambiance on the hinterland of Herceg Novi, at 900 m above sea level. Its construction began in 2010 with volunteer work and personal assets of members of the Adriafly Club. Although one of its parts is located in the Tivat Airport, as a serious and responsible club, Adriafly has gained the trust of the Montenegrin Civil Aviation Agency and Airport Flight Control in Tivat, so the check-in was registered in 2011. The club had already been the host of the Montenegrin state championships in paragliding. During the next years, he was flipped several times and further improved. Reporter of the world's most famous magazine "Parapente Mag," in the 41st issue of this magazine, described Dizdarica as the best on the Adriatic, with the statement that in Montenegro the paragliding started forward, they say from the Paragliding club Adriafly.
 
Due to favorable climate conditions, well-maintained and registered terrain, easy transport and high altitude, this hiking trail attracts more and more fans of paragliding and those who want to explore the flight. The usual trip lasts 20 minutes, but in ideal conditions, it can be extended up to 5 hours. That is why it is not surprising that paragliding lovers come from far away areas to fly here.
13 Jun 2019, 11:19 AM
June 13, 2019 - The 9th edition of Lake Fest will be held from August 8-10 at Lake Krupac in Niksic, emphasized the organizers of the press conference held at the Montenegro Caffe pub in Podgorica.
 
The director of the Lake Fest, Pedja Zečević, with the representatives of the general sponsors of the festival, Natali Milić from the brewery "Trebjesa," Eleonora Albijanić from Electricity Industry of Montenegro (EPCG), Sonja Nikcevic, Vice President of the Municipality of Niksic and Slavica Grgurevic from Nikšić Tourist Organization, emphasized the importance of this event for the city and Montenegro.
 
"The Niksic Municipality recognizes the importance of this remarkable event, which for nine years has gathered significant names of Montenegrin and regional scenes, and supports this festival as one of the trademarks of the city," Nikcevic said.
 
Brewery "Trebjesa," a sponsor from the beginning of the Lake Fest, will organize socially responsible activities this year.
 
"We've been watching this festival for nine years, and it is enough to talk about the trust and partnership we have with the organizers. And this year, we will create and implement the ecological actions of 'Rock and Recycle' and 'Eco checkpoint', which we are particularly proud of given that last year around 30,000 thousand plastic bottles were collected during the festival, and a trout sculpture was created that would embellish this year's festival space," Milić said. 
 
EPCG, as in previous years, has provided the area around Krupac Lake and invested significant financial resources for organizing this year's festival.
 
"We feel not only as sponsors but also as hosts," said Eleonora Albijanic on behalf of the EPCG.
 
Slavica Grgurević from the Nikšić Tourist Organization pointed out that Lake Fest has demonstrated seriousness since the first day and has brought more and more visitors every year, making it the main tourist offer of the city.
 
Zečević reminded that more than 190,000 visitors attended Lake Fest until now, and more than 160 performers from Montenegro, the region and abroad participated in the festival programs.
 
"Lake Fest every year, besides the musical part of the program, gives special attention to the camp, which undoubtedly carries the epithet of the biggest festival camp in the Ex-Yu area. It is the first green festival in Montenegro, and as such is recognized in the region, and we have been cooperating with the UNDP for several years. We also have excellent cooperation with RTV Niksic, so this year we will have direct broadcasting of all three nights of the festival," Zečević said.
 
The prices for Lake Fest remain unchanged - the daily ticket is 10 euros, while the card for all three days of the festival costs 25 euros. As in previous years, this year, there will be free space for camps, where next to the main stage will be a small camp stage for the daily program. 
 
The list of names that will be presented to the public in Niksic this summer is still not available to the public, but judging by previous releases, the audience will not be disappointed.
13 Jun 2019, 10:21 AM
June 13, 2019 - In addition to the Norwegian state program that lasts more than four decades, the Igalo Institute and the Palmon Bay Hotel is hosting a pilot group of 30 elderly citizens from the Norwegian city of Kristiansand. It was a suggestion by Dr. Božidar Gardaševic, Montenegrin who has 20 years of private practice and a lot of friends in that city.
 
Dr. Gardašević wanted to show his friends and patients that in Montenegro, especially in Igalo, they can spend an active vacation with professional exercises adapted to their age, just as they do on similar travels in the Mediterranean countries.
 
The day in Igalo starts with exercise, so they go on a tour of the coast and the mountain hinterland. The Norwegians were impressed by their first journey through Montenegro and are therefore grateful to their fellow citizen, Bozidar Gardašević, a native of Čevo:
 
"Every local community in Norway has senior groups. They travel everywhere, to Spain, Croatia, so I thought why not come to Montenegro," Gardašević says.
 
Norwegian's vital pensioners all pay for themselves. Gardašević is a promoter, their friend, and a guide while visiting Montenegro. He says they were surprised at the beauties they experienced and saw because they did not expect it.
 
Dr. Bjorn Pettersen is a member of the group, and believes that Montenegro is a beautiful country of friendly people:
 
"We are part of the Kristiansand Exercise Group, and here we are first of all to see real life and a natural environment, to eat homemade food. Everything is according to the impressions of our friends who usually reside at the Institute, where, as we could see, they work great with the patients.
 
Training instructor Anne-Marie Pettersen says they have been to Croatia twice with the senior group. Božidar Gardašević suggested they visit Montenegro with him:
 
"He said that Montenegro is more beautiful than Croatia, and here we are, it is a lovely country, I would love to see it again."
 
Edith F. Nilsen points out that in Norway, a daily exercise is in the fitness center:
 
"Our friends invited us to visit Montenegro with the exercise group. And we've seen how beautiful everything is, the areas, food. I hope I'll be back."
 
Laila Holgersen is a member of the Norwegian-Montenegrin Friendship Society in Kristiansand:
 
"I love Montenegro a lot, and I have been at the Institute many times within the framework of the state program. I hope that everyone who wants to be able to come and do treatment, maybe not in the season, but with some more affordable prices."
 
Norwegian pensioners leave today for Kristiansand. Dr. Bozidar Garadašević believes that, after analyzing his stay in Montenegro, he will decide with the Training Center and the Norwegian-Montenegrin society that next year, they will bring two senior groups. To expand and continue the program, a large part of the work is also on the Igalo Institute and the hotels in Montenegro.
 
Source: Radio Jadran
13 Jun 2019, 00:34 AM

11 June 2019 - This summer, tourists will have 139 beaches and bathing areas in Budva at their disposal of which 22 are hotel bathing areas, 88 intended as family bathing areas, 4 romantic, one party area, 8 excursion areas, 2 pet-friendly bathing areas and one location intended for dogs only.

There are also nine beaches with no equipment, two beaches for active rest, two nudist beaches and one beach as a children's resort.

Romantic areas in Budva are located on the Island of Saint Nikola, Malaya Beach, Reževići and Bršalj in Petrovac.

The party bathing area is located in Kamenovo, where the noise doesn’t affect the surrounding areas.

There are two excursion areas on the island of Saint Nikola, at Jaz beach, in Golubinj, Drobni Pijesak, Veizorovo ribarište and Crvena Stijena (Red Rock). They are accessible from the water only and are suitable for excursions and picnics.

The bathing areas for pets are Buljarica and Slovenska plaža, and there is also an area for dog-bathing, which is not designated as a bathing area.

Bathing areas without beach equipment are Saint Nikola, Slovenska plaža neat Park hotel, Bečići, Pržno on its east, Saint Stephen and part of the beach in Petrovac.

Two diving areas at the Jaz beach and Slovenska plaža are the areas for active rest.

Nudist beaches are Jaz – Žuta greda and Crvena Glavica, while the children resort is located in Bečići.

Source: Cafe del Montenegro

12 Jun 2019, 00:50 AM

11 June 2019 - The first results of the analysis of seawater quality for 100 public swimming areas, conducted by the Institute of Biology for the needs of Public Enterprise for Coastal Zone Management of Montenegro from May 23rd to May 26th, showed that on 89% of the beaches the quality of seawater was K1 class, while on 11% of the swimming areas the water was K2 class.

These results confirm that the seawater at Montenegrin beaches is of excellent quality, i.e., that the beaches have good sanitary conditions and that the water is safe for swimming and recreation.

Out of 16 swimming areas in Ulcinj Municipality, 13 had water with excellent quality, while 3 beaches had water with class K2, or satisfactory quality.

In Bar, the quality of seawater was K1 class on all 12 swimming areas, while in the municipality of Budva the analysis was done in 27 locations, one of which was recorded quality K2, while in other locations the sea water had K1 class quality.

The quality of seawater K1 was determined at 6 swimming areas in Tivat, while 3 of Tivat’s beaches had the quality class K2.

In Kotor, out of a total of 15 bathing areas, the quality K1 was determined at 12 locations, while for the remaining 3 the quality of the water was K2 class.

When it comes to water quality on the Herceg Novi coast, the analyses showed the sea water quality K1 class at a total of 20 swimming areas, while one beach had water with quality rating class K2.

The results of testing the sanitary quality of seawater, as well as the data on sea temperature, air temperature and salinity for each individual bathing site, can be found on the special application on the website www.morskodobro.com.

Since 1996, the Public Enterprise for Coastal Zone Management of Montenegro has been implementing annual programs for monitoring the sanitary quality of seawater at public beaches during the summer season in accordance with the provisions of the Water Act. Since 2010, this Program has been implemented by the Decree on classification and categorization of waters, as well as following other national and international regulations in the field of environmental protection.

In order to monitor the sanitary safety of seawater in public swimming areas and its overall quality, and in accordance with national and international regulations, the following parameters are examined: basic microbiological parameters - escherichia coli, intestinal enterococci, as well as additional chemical parameters: air temperature, water temperature (when taking a sample), salinity, pH value, the colour saturation with oxygen (% O2), ammonia (mg / l), floating waste materials (descriptive) and colour and transparency (descriptive).

Read more about Montenegro's coast at TMN's dedicated page.

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