Round table organized by ACI and HTZ (Croatian National Tourist Board) at the fair Natour Alpe Adria on the topic “ACI and the culture of living”
In cooperation with the representatives of the Croatian National Tourist Board, ACI has organized a presentation on the subject of Croatian nautical tourism as well as a round table on the topic of “ACI and the culture of living” during the fair Natour Alpe Adria in Ljubljana, on the 2nd of February.
Mr. Gari Capelli, Croatia’s Minister of Tourism, has enhanced the presentation with his presence as part of the visit to the fair where he has pointed out that nautical tourism is one of Croatia’s image-products that highlights its most beautiful features, i.e. that it is one of the strongest tourist products of an exceptional potential.
The Minister has furtherly pointed out that it is precisely ACI d.d. who represents a positive example of management in its ports of nautical tourism by continuously investing in the quality of the offer, content and service, led by environmental standards, which is of great importance since nature is the key Croatian resource.
According to last year’s data, boaters in Croatia made more than 3 million overnight stays, which is an annual growth of about 20%. The figures furtherly show that nautical tourism has a major impact on the overall tourist turnover and is an important factor in the prolongation of the tourist season.
At the presentation, news from ACI marinas were also presented along with the realized investments, benefits and actions that ACI marinas offer in season 2017 as well as the information about the structure of the Slovenian guest-boaters.
The roundtable on the subject of “ACI and the culture of living” discussed the essential moments of nautical tourism from its origins to the present rapid development of technology that is applied in nautical tourism as well. In particular, it has been emphasized that due to the new technologies the relation with the guest shouldn’t be lost, as these guests are a special kind of sojourner. Boaters are lovers of the sea with which they have a special relationship and respect.
Representatives of the Croatian Embassy in the Republic of Slovenia, as well as numerous representatives of the Slovenian media attended the presentation and the round table.