Since the pandemic has limited travel abroad, people in Serbia are now turning to vacationing in the country.
The very good season in the mountains and spas seems to continue during the winter too since according to current data, 80% of accommodation in mountain resorts is already booked.
Although it is not yet certain whether gatherings and festivities, as well as cultural events, will be possible due to the epidemiological situation, most Serbs have already booked accommodation in the mountains and a significant proportion of them have confirmed their reservations by paying in advance. The introduction of Covid passes seems to have been beneficial for hotels in winter resorts.
Prices are about 10% higher than last year, and from what travel agencies report, the problem is that there are no longer any standard price lists, but prices are formed according to whether or not beds are available and interest. The health crisis has practically defined this new way of doing business and tourists are adapting to it.
Georgi Genov, president of the HORES Association, says that throughout Serbia, hotel bookings have reached about 80 percent of the available capacity in December 2021 and January 2022.
“At the moment, finding workforce is a big problem because the hotels insist that employees be vaccinated, and this is a difficult requirement to meet. To achieve good results, we have to meet all the prerequisites for a safe stay. We are continuously training and certifying hotels to implement these measures,” said Genov.
The harmonisation of digital green passes with those in Europe has brought much relief to the tourism sector.
According to data from the YUTA National Association of Travel Agencies, before travelling outside the country, it is important to be informed about the entry regulations of the country you are travelling to, whether it accepts all vaccines, whether a test is necessary and which test is valid in the European Union.
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