This year, as in the last ten years, Greece is still the number one destination for Serbian tourists, with around 1 million of them expecting to vacation there – says the director of the National Association of Travel Agencies (YUTA), Aleksandar Seničić, and as far as prices are concerned, he notes that they are 10 to 20 percent higher than last year.
“Apart from Greece, popular family destinations include Tunisia, Egypt, Turkey and Montenegro. Many people from eastern Serbia spend their summer in Bulgaria, Croatia is interesting for individual travelers, while some of our tourists will go on a holiday to Italy and Spain, so even though they are more expensive this year, there is great interest for them,” he added..
The Ukrainian crisis has affected all prices, including the prices of tourist arrangements, and according Seničić, they have gone up between 10 and 20 percent, depending on the type of accommodation.
“The cost of private accommodation went up by 10 percent and hotel accommodation by between 15 to 20 percent, depending on the hotel category. The costs have gone up the most for those tourists who are travelling by plane, because plane tickets have become significantly more expensive globally”, Seničić says.
“For instance, the prices in Greek restaurants are decent and they have gone up by about seven percent compared to last year and are close to the prices in Serbian restaurants. It is important to say that further away from the beach you are, the prices drop. Also, most of the beaches in Greece do not charge for beach beds but you do have to order a beverage to use them,” he said.
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