This month in Serbia: Pudarski dani (Vineyard Guards Days)

Kloster Grgeteg not far from Irig - by Ebs Els

Coming September 18th through 20th to Irig, the “Pudarski dani” is one of the region’s most fascinating and authentic wine events. According to tradition, PUDAR is a vineyard guard pitted against starlings and other vineyard thieves of all sorts bent on destroying the harvest. Through a procession of rattling and using clappers like animated scarecrows, the guards war off those vermin. And just in time for the grape harvest in late September.

Serbia Adopts “EcoDots – Europe Green Travel”

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Serbia has now become the first country in eastern Europe to adopt “EcoDots – Europe Green Travel”, an international green initiative aimed at connecting tourists and the hospitality industry. From hospitality sector professionals to local communities, the initiative promotes sustainable travel across Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Slovenia and Serbia.

Coming in July – Serbia’s EXIT Festival 2014

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Initiated by students against Serbia’s Milosevic regime back in 2000, the Exit Festival has since become a one of Europe’s most massive music events. EXIT 2014 runs from July 10th thru 13th, bringing the world’s most formidable performers together with a record crowd of fans.

Sebastian Arse and Mariana Montes Headline Belgrade Tango Marathon

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Coming up in Belgrade April 9th through April 14th, the Belgrade Tango Meeting is one of the biggest international dance events of its kind. Sponsored by the Institute Tango Natural, this year’s event promises guests and contestants from over 45 countries.

Belgrade Hosts Largest Exhibition of Chinese Art in Eastern Europe

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Representing three generations of Chinese artists, the exhibition featuring over 60 artworks by 40 artists, is the result of the collaboration between the Museum of Yugoslav History, the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China and with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia.

Serbia Revitalises National Airline, Air Serbia

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Great news for the Serbia’s national airline: Air Serbia was officially launched at the end of last week by Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić at an exclusivist event, and announced new aircraft, new routes and new partnerships. The company also launched new route connecting its hub at Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla International Airport to Abu Dhabi […]

Yet Another JAT Airways Merger/Rescue Deal

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In a move to ensure Serbia has a national air carrier, the government there is proposing making money loser JAT Airways into a debt free and more updated version of itself. Freeing up the beleaguered airline of debt and leasing new EADS Airbuses would guarantee a rejuvenated national airline. At least this is what Serbia’s leaders envision.

Serbia Welcomes China Tourism

Serbia welcomes Chinese visitors

A Memorandum of Understanding signed into being between the China National Tourism Administration and the Republic of Serbia this month is heralded by the arrival of first official visit by Chinese tourists last week. According to the news from the National Tourism Organization of Serbia not only projects increased visits by Chinese travelers to Serbia, but a liberalization of tourism relations for groups from China.