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MedCruise promotes cruise in the Med and Black Sea at the 3rd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum

With more than 650 participants and 32 exhibitors from 25 countries attending the two-day industry focused dialogue, industry representatives agrees that East Med and Black Sea region could enhance its position as one of the world’s leading sea tourism destinations, but it isn’t plain sailing yet.

MedCruise had a leading role during the eventful 3rd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum that was held in Athens, Greece in 26 and 27 May 2015, with the signing of the partnership agreement between MedCruise and CLIA Europe being the highlight of the event.

Carla Salvadό, MedCruise President was among the keynote speakers in the high-level panel on “The Cruise industry in Today’s Europe and the East Mediterranean” during the first day of the forum. During her intervention, Carla Salvadό stressed the role of collaboration between the key stakeholders, saying that “it is for the industry to collaborate further and identify the best way to apply relevant principles that benefit all” and emphasised that “several cruise ports in the Μed and its adjoining seas have taken initiatives at operational and institutional level to increase the potential of cruise activities”.

The second day of the Forum, MedCruise Secretary General Thanos Pallis intervened at “Ports and Cruise Operators-The infrastructure debate” panel. Thanos Pallis, presented extracts from the MedCruise Fact Finding Survey on the state of the cruise ports industry in the Mediterranean and its adjoining seas – to be presented in full during the forthcoming 46th MedCruise GA in Zadar – on private investments in port infrastructure and berthing policy.

With more than 650 participants and 32 exhibitors from 25 countries attending the two-day industry focused dialogue, industry representatives agrees that East Med and Black Sea region could enhance its position as one of the world’s leading sea tourism destinations, but it isn’t plain sailing yet.
 
The headlines though were at the CLIA Europe – MedCruise partnership announcement. CLIA Europe and MedCruise, the biggest port association of the world, announced on Tuesday a major initiative, the creation of a platform to educate travel agents, in a major step for the interest of the membership of both associations.

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