Belgrade, Feb. 09, 2010 ( Source: Blic) – As Belgrade daily Blic reports, this year ski season in Serbia was far from good. In an attempt to save what can be saved, certain hotels in domestic winter resorts are offering now lower prices and promoting package arrangements. They claim that the result is increased booking for the month of February.
The number of guests in the Kopaonik Mt., the most popular winter resort in Serbia, was this season by 35 percent lower than the previous one. Tourist services claim that the drop is due to economic crisis, new flu pandemic, lack of snow and shortened school holiday. Those who admit that one of the chief reasons is high accommodation and ski-pass prices are rare. Instead of going to the Kopaonik Mt. people went to ski centers in Bulgaria, Austria, Italy or France where prices are considerable lower. According to information even 20,000 of Serbian tourists spent winter season in Austria from December 19 until today. The snow that covered domestic mountains at the end of January is a chance for Serbian hotels to get their guests back. Many of them have cut the prices and offered promotional package arrangements.