In Dubrovnik, a symposium on the future of Croatia’s primary nautical tourist industry and how it may be modernized was held recently at the ACI marina, owned by the Croatian government and operates 22 marinas around the country.
The conference took place towards the conclusion of a successful tourist season in Croatia. It brought together representatives from the marine tourism industry and other interested parties to explore the sector’s potential and future plans.
The conference, which was organized by the ACI and Slobodna Dalmacija, covered topics such as trends and problems in nautical tourism, as well as opportunities for enhancing what the industry has to offer and how this may be further expanded in the future. Key attendees included Croatia’s Minister of Tourism and Sports, Nikolina Brnjac; Director of the Croatian Tourist Board, Kristjan Stanicic, ACI Director, Kristijan Pavic, and Siniša Orlic, Director of the Bureau for Security of the Ministry of the Sea, Transport, and Infrastructure.
However, Pavic admitted that recovery in Dubrovnik, which is located in the country’s southernmost region and is primarily a destination for tourists arriving by air rather than charter bases in the country’s northernmost region, which are fed by tourists driving down from neighboring countries, had been slower than in other tourism sectors, even though other sectors had recovered more quickly.