All hotel accommodations have been booked to capacity for the upcoming OSCE Ministerial Meeting in Skopje. The focal point remains on the four- and five-star hotels nestled in the city center. Ljupco Janevski, Director of the Agency for Promotion and Support of Tourism, said that this event anticipates hosting between 3,000 to 4,000 overnight stays in the capital. Such influx positions Skopje on par with Ohrid as a significant tourist hub.
Janevski exudes confidence in Skopje’s ability to shine as gracious hosts, ensuring guest satisfaction with accommodations and provided amenities. However, he underscores the pressing need for a dedicated congress center to accommodate such large-scale events in the future. Risto Tsitsonkov, a full professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, had highlighted this necessity earlier in the summer, citing prior knowledge about the impending event.
The event expects delegations from all OSCE participating countries and Organization partners, with an estimated attendance of 1,000 delegates, marking the largest international political gathering in Macedonian history.
Statistics from the State Statistics Office indicate 2,136 rooms in two-star hotels and 4,187 rooms in four-star hotels in 2022. The sum of beds in the upscale hotels amounts to 13,374.