analysis 07 Jun 17

Russians ‘Flock to Montenegro’ Despite Travel Advisory

It seems few Russians have been put off from holidaying in Montenegro, despite Moscow issuing advisories against travel to NATO’s newest member.

Vasilj Karadzic
 The island of St.Stephen near the Montenegrin resort Budva. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/ Adis1618.

Several Russian and Montenegrin tour operators and associations are expecting the same number of Russian visitors, if not more, in 2017 compared to last year.

The Union of Russian Tour Operators based in Moscow said that no Russian travel companies had reported cancellations for Montenegro and none plan to suspend tours.

“Demand for the destination (of Montenegro) is steady – the same as last year at worst. In between the two warnings from the MFA (Russian Foreign Ministry), some tour operators even reported a growth in sales of tours to Montenegro," Irina Tyurina, a spokeswoman for The Union of Russian Tour Operators based in Moscow, said.

Montenegro became the 29th member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO, on June 5 – much to the dismay of Russia and those Montenegrins who opposed joining the western military alliance.

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