Hotel Regent Porto Montenegro, from March 26 to 29, organized the visit of several reputable media from Great Britain, which aimed to present to their readers the hotel facilities, but also the attractiveness of the Bay of Kotor, and Montenegro as a growing tourist destination.
“I can say that we are very glad that in the past few days we had the opportunity to host some of the most influential media and magazines from Great Britain, right before the beginning of the summer tourist season. Our statistics show, from year to year, a constant growth in the number of guests from this market, and we also have positive projections for this summer season, points out the PR manager of the Regent Porto Montenegro Hotel, Dobrica Milić.
A successful connection with this strategically important market was established thanks to numerous study visits by tour operators and journalists.
Among the guests were editors, journalists or representatives of the media, Daily Mail, Sunday Post, Daily Express, Daily Mirror, Intelligent Magazine, C&IT, Destination Weddings Magazine & Weddings and Honeymoons magazines whose circulations reach multi-million numbers.
British writer James Rampton has not visited Montenegro until now, so he is even more surprised by the beauty of Boka Kotorska.
“It is incredibly beautiful! There is a beautiful combination of sea and mountains that take your breath away. I would recommend all British tourists to come here, they will be completely delighted with Montenegro, and especially Tivat”, Rampton said.
The quality of accommodation offered by the Regent Hotel also contributes to a pleasant stay in the Tivat Bay. A prominent travel writer indicates that it is a wonderful hotel with an excellent location.
“You look out the window from any side and you are simply enchanted by the combination of sea and mountains.”
And Jane Memmler, deputy travel editor from the British daily newspapers Daily Express and Daily Mirror, had only words of praise for the hotel and Tivat as a tourist destination.
“Tivat is an undiscovered pearl! Who would have thought that something so beautiful was hidden between these mountains. The hotel service is fantastic. Regent is a dream place, if you come to Tivat you must visit it because it is the center of events. You have everything, even a submarine,” comments Memmler.
What left a strong impression on the celebrated journalist was the food. And he especially singles out seafood.
“For starters, the fish is unusual. I also ate your local oysters, nothing tastes so special! Cheeses are great for you. Luckily I don’t live here because I would eat cheese all the time,” the British woman jokingly explains.
The media visit was organized with the support of the Porto Montenegro company and tourist organizations Tivat and Herceg Novi, and the guests had the opportunity to through a rich program of carefully designed activities – such as a cruise along the Bay of Kotor, a tour of the old town of Kotor, and the fortresses of Vrmac and Goražda, with a tasting of local specialties and Mediterranean cuisine, experience all the variety of content that this destination can offer.
“Tivat and Boka Kotorska certainly have a good offer for these target groups, because we see that numerous international companies realize or plan to realize events in Boka Kotorska,” says the director of the Tivat Tourist Organization, Danica Banjević.
She says that the Great Britain market is very important, and in 2022, guests from that country were in third place in terms of number, with over 800,600 arrivals from that territory.
“This year we expect better results, bearing in mind that the Jet 2 air connections from Manchester to Tivat are being realized for the first time. In addition to the easyJet connection from London and Manchester, this will be another air connection from the UK market to our city. That’s why the arrival of this media team is an excellent way to promote the destination and its offers for the season,” said Banjević.