Tonight, Royal Beach Hotel in Tel Aviv served as a venue for a first-time event hosted by the National Tourism Organization of Montenegro.
Representatives of twenty DMCs, hotels, Air Montenegro, and the National Tourism Organization met with the Israeli press and dozens of travel agents to get reacquainted with the beautiful country eagerly waiting for the Israeli tourist.
In attendance were Nimrod Rinot, Honorary Consul of Montenegro in Israel; Ana Tripković Marković, Managing Director of Montenegro Travel; and Tali Laufer, CEO of the Israel Association of Travel Agencies & Consultants.
Rinot said in his opening remarks, “Montenegro is the most welcoming destination for Israelis, with direct flights from Israel, and we are here to help you promote the country. I can promise you it will not disappoint; Montenegro is waiting for you.”
Marković said Montenegro is “a small country but so rich in diversity,” and Laufer added that more than 20,000 Israelis visited the Balkan country in 2019, just before the pandemic, “but Montenegro has so much more potential.”
The short speeches were followed by presentations by Air Montenegro, the youngest national carrier in Europe, born just a year ago and now flying mainly to Western Europe and the Middle East. In the coming months, Air Montenegro will offer weekly flights from Podgorica to Paris, Lyon, and Nantes, as well as flights to Zurich and Prague.
Air Montenegro will operate direct flights from Tel Aviv to Podgorica from April to October, once a week until 2 July, and three times per week henceofrth.
Israir Airlines will operate direct flights from Tel Aviv to Tivat from April to October, with daily flights starting in June, for the first time ever.
Presentations were also made by the city of Bar, Talas DMC, Venn Tour Balkan DMC, Avala Hotel, Vivid Blue Serenity Resort, the Chedi Luštica Bay, and the Kolašin ski resort, all showcasing the great diversity of this small Balkan country.