Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, is in chronic lack of luxury and budget accommodation facilities. Hostels and serviced apartments were imposed as the best alternative to Belgrade's hotels.
Belgrade, Serbia -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/11/2012 -- From year to year, the capital of Serbia - Belgrade is increasing in number of foreign and domestic tourists and consequently number of overnight stays in the capital. However, experts in this field suggest that the lack of Belgrade luxury and budget accommodation facilities is chronic and has to be seriously taken; "Belgrade has a small number of hotels and these hotels do not meet the basic requirements for the category under which they are operating." says our source, adding "Belgrade has a need for a much larger number of beds and tourism of Belgrade has been just recently seen as a strategically important sector of the Belgrade economy"
There are two developing alternatives to hotels in Belgrade at the moment and those are hostels and serviced apartments(short-term apartment rentals). There is no certain indicator about these facilities occupancy but the rise of these two alternative forms of accommodation is evident at the global level. This confirms Milos Kraguljac, manager of the Belgrade based agency RentApartmani Beograd "Belgrade short-term apartment accommodation is definitely an alternative to hotels because you can get same quality of service as in hotel but at much lower prices.
This industry is definitely on the rise. Crisis is evident but in spite of all we are trying to maintain the service standards and keep prices at current levels." Kraguljac adds: "Belgrade has over 60 registered hostels, while the number of serviced apartments is much higher but no one knows the exact figure. Anyhow, I advise you to open "four" eyes when renting serviced apartments in Belgrade, and inform yourself well about your stay in Belgrade. I've been in this business for a few years and heard all kinds of experience people had."
In recent years there are indications that Belgrade tourism was noted as an essential and integral part of the Belgrade economy. Numerous activities of Tourist Organization of Belgrade are welcomed by everyone in tourism industry of Belgrade and things are beginning to "move".
Whether the activities in the future will intensify even more and lead Belgrade tourism to a level it deserves, remains to be seen in the coming years.
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