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Montenegro: Glamour Redux? - By DENNY LEE

Published date: 24.01.2006 14:32 | Author: Kliping inostranih medija

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By DENNY LEE

Published: January 22, 2006

Montenegro was once an A-list playground for the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton and was called the St.-Tropez of the Adriatic. That is, until war came to the Balkans in the 1990's, and Montenegro, which allied itself with the Serbia, suffered NATO air strikes and trade sanctions, crippling its tourism.

Now, this small, craggy republic (it's part of the country of Serbia and Montenegro) with unspoiled beaches, thick pine forests and medieval villages is poised for a major comeback. The World Travel and Tourism Council, a trade group of business leaders, has highlighted Montenegro as the "fastest growing travel and tourism economy in the world."

Word is that the Singapore-based Amanresorts has plans to restore the Hotel Sveti Stefan - which occupies an entire island of cobblestone streets and terra-cotta-capped cottages. Hip cafes and boutiques have cropped up. And the glitterati are returning again, like couture-wearing refugees after a war. Recent reported sightings include Claudia Schiffer, Jeremy Irons and Sophia Loren. Can Tara Reid be far behind?