Tourists from the region, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Greece, Albania and some domestic guests filled the private accommodation in Ohrid for the New Year holidays. The hotels remained half-empty, and most of them, due to the energy crisis, previously closed the facilities because it was not profitable for them to operate with less than 50 percent occupancy, SDK reports.
“This year we have half as many guests as we have had in previous years. All this is due to the increase in the price of electricity, of all articles and products. The energy crisis turned out to be worse than the corona pandemic. If until last year a three-day New Year’s arrangement cost 150 euros, this year the price due to inflation is 250 euros”, said president of HOTAM Krste Blazheski.