Last year 200 000 guests, this year – a quarter of a milion

Since the beginning of the construction of Andrićgrad until now through the engagement of local suppliers and contractors in the economy of Višegrad municipality has been invested 13 million KM, has confirmed for Srna by manager of Andrićgrad, Đorđije Šipčić.

He points out that all the investments in Andrićgrad has paid out in many ways, most with launching tourism and employment of workers in this complex.

“In Andrićgrad currently works around hundred employees, and when whole this project finishes, we expect an even greater number of employees in this tourist complex,” says Šipčić.

He says that at the Tourism Fair in Belgrade was shown great interest in Andrićgrad and that there are many agencies from all over the world that are contacting us, and that already have been concluding some arrangements for this year.

“Last year we had 200,000 tourists, and in this we are expecting 250,000 visitors. For now, guest have announced their arrival from Sarajevo, Mostar, Belgrade, Kragujevac, Zlatibor, a great interest for Andrićgrad we have in Russia,” says Šipčić and adds that all accommodation capacities are booked for 1st May.

Šipčić states that when visitors arrive in Andrićgrad, they have a wide range of offers, and that the greatest interest, except the tour through Andrićgrad, is a ride through the canyon of the river Drina, a tour to the monastery in Dobrun, tour to Mokra Gora and visiting the Bridge on the Drina.

“This year we have achieved cooperation with tourist organization from Foča, for the tourists who come to the rafting in Foča will have an opportunity to also visit Andrićgrad,” adds Šipčić.

He announced that in 2015 Andrićgrad will be rich with cultural events, especially music and various folk festivals, which will begin in mid-year.