Providing Social and Economic Benefits in Kotor, Montenegro

The continuous increase in the number of cruise ships calling at the port of Kotor makes Montenegro a recognizable cruise destination and favourably impacts its economic and social development. There is no doubt that many cruise passengers want to embrace the local culture and marvel at the historic buildings and they leave an economic footprint too. Major income for local people comes from tourists spending money in souvenir shops, restaurants, vouchers for shore side excursion, which are also beneficial for nearby places and other municipalities. The growth of cruise tourism affects the natural and cultural heritage of Montenegro as a growing cruise destination.

As Lord Byron wrote: “At the birth of the planet the most beautiful encounter between land and sea must have been on the Montenegrin coast.”