Presented Blue Pass ticket

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina: A new tourism product, the Blue Pass ticket, was launched on the International Economic Fair Mostar 2022. This ticket is designed for visitors of the cross-border area Croatia – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Montenegro and enables visits at discounted prices of the four thematic routes: Dubrovnik and Aquarium (Croatia), Kotor and Aquarium Boka (Montenegro), Hutovo Blato Aqua Path, and Mostar Aqua Path (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

From left: Radoje Laušević, Branka Pestorić, Aleksandar Joksimović

On this ticket, Dr Aleksandar Joksimović, director of the Institute of Marine Biology of the University of Montenegro, said: “It is much more than discount voucher for four thematic routes in three neighbouring countries. It promotes cross-border mobility of tourists end exploring cross-border nature and cultural diversity. Each tourist with the Blue Pass ticket will become a member of growing community for supporting sustainable use of the cross-border aquatic biodiversity”.

Each Blue Pass ticket has unique code which entitles holder to purchase one discounted entry ticket for four thematic routes in the cross-border area. This ticket is product of the project “Explore Cross-border Aquatic Biodiversity – EXChAngE”, co-financed by ERDF and IPA II funds of the European Union through the programme Interreg IPA CBC Croatia – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Montenegro. EXChAngE project is implemented by five project partners: The University of Dubrovnik – Institute for Marine and Coastal Research, Tourist Organisation of Kotor, University of Montenegro – Institute of Marine Biology, Tourist Board of Herzegovina – Neretva Canton, and Public Company Hutovo Blato Nature Park, Čapljina. The Blue Pass ticket is available at selling points of all project partners.

About the Institute of Marine Biology of the University of Montenegro:  Core competencies of the Institute are focused on research in the fields of mariculture, marine conservation, ichthyology and marine fisheries, chemistry, general biology, neurophysiology and ecophysiology, and biochemistry. The Institute presents the marine biodiversity of Boka Kotorska bay and contributes to the integrated coastal zone management of Montenegro.