Nikola Konjević – Faculty for Mediterranean Business Studies, Street Luke Tomanovica 1, 85330 Tivat, University Adriatik, 85000 Bar, Montenegro

Sava Popović – Faculty for Mediterranean Business Studies, Street Luke Tomanovica 1, 85330 Tivat, University Adriatik, 85000 Bar, Montenegro

Keywords:                     Cruise tourism;
Transit cruise port;
Bay of Kotor;
Adriatic Sea


Abstract: The business mission of ports specialized in receiving cruise ships is the optimal use of capacity for the reception and dispatch of ships and tourists sailing on them while applying all safety, security and environmental stand­ards. Hence, the aim is to maximize the number of ship and passenger arriv­als, and their time spent in the port. Using the port of Kotor example, this pa­per presents the achieved results of this mission.

The main goal of reviewing this topic is to determine the correlation between the size of a ship and the place of its stay in the port and to define tendencies regarding the length of its stay. The paper also seeks to affirm the position of Kotor as a recognized point on the itinerary of cruise ships sailing the Adriatic and the Mediterranean.

9th International Scientific ERAZ Conference – ERAZ 2023 – Conference Proceedings: KNOWLEDGE BASED SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, hybrid – online, virtually and in person, Prague, Czech Republic, June 1, 2023

ERAZ Conference Proceedings published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans – Belgrade, Serbia

ERAZ conference partners: Faculty of Logistics, University of Maribor, Maribor (Slovenia); University of National and World Economy – UNWE, Sofia (Bulgaria); Center for Political Research and Documentation (KEPET), Research Laboratory of the Department of Political Science of University of Crete (Greece); Institute of Public Finance – Zagreb (Croatia); Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Ohrid, University of St. Kliment Ohridski from Bitola (North Macedonia)

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Suggested citation

Konjević, N., & Popović, S. (2023). Analysis of Stay of Cruise Ships in the Port of Kotor. In V. Bevanda (Ed.), ERAZ Conference – Knowlegde Based Sustainable Development: Vol 9. Conference Proceedings (pp. 383-391). Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans.


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