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Unregistered accommodation should be legalized

16/02/2018

The hoteliers from Podgorica support new Law on Tourism and Hospitality Industry, since, according to them, it will contribute to reducing the informal economy in providing accommodation in the Capital City. They will submit an initiative to the Secretariat of Labor, Youth and Social Welfare of the Capital City for informing officially the popular digital platforms such as booking.com, tripadvisor, Airbnb as well as the real estate agencies that they are making a violation by advertising unregistered accommodation providers.

They pointed out that the informal economy in providing accommodation represents a big problem in Podgorica and brings losses to the hoteliers, who operate legally. They do not want to prohibit their operation, but to legalize their business and categorize their accommodation facilities.

The Representative of the Capital City has informed the hoteliers that the local administration will employ two tourism inspectors, who will perform duties in accordance with the Law on Tourism and Hospitality Industry, which will provide results and increase the registration of private accommodation.

This meeting represents a continuation of the activities conducted by the Chamber within the combating the informal economy in tourism in cooperation with the representatives of the business community and local governments.

The Vice President of the CEM Ljiljana Filipović, Secretary of the Tourism Association Board Sanja Marković, Assistant Secretary at the Secretariat of Labor, Youth and Social Welfare of the Capital City Enis Ljuljanović, as well as the representatives of the Hoteliers Association Jelena BurićNikola RadomirovićDražen Janković and Danilo Drašković took part in the meeting.