ACI at boot Düsseldorf
This year as well ACI has performed, traditionally and recognizably, at the largest and most important boat show in Europe – boot Düsseldorf.
In its nine days, the boot is visited by approximately 250,000 interested boaters and representatives from the boating industry.
The booths of ACI and of the Croatian Tourist Board were located in hall 13, one opposite to the other and thus creating a sort of a Croatian trade show square, as it was unofficially named by numerous visitors, boaters, business partners and journalists.
ACI and the Croatian Tourist Board have jointly organized a nautical evening in hall 13 – the “Get together party” where around 250 guests, journalists, agents, business partners, guest boaters and friends of Croatia were entertained accompanied by melodies of the Adriatic.
This year’s main novelty from ACI marinas, announced to all boaters and friends at the fair, was the beginning of the works on the complete reconstruction of ACI marina Rovinj and the completion deadlines in season 2018 when the boaters will be awaited by a brand new marina Rovinj – the first marina with five anchors.
The booth was also visited by numerous guest boaters who were incited by last year’s promotion of the new ACI marina in Slano and have visited the marina conveying nothing but praise for the new ACI’s nautical oasis in the south Adriatic.
Visiting ACI’s booth were also the directors of the boat shows in Friedrichshafen and Tulln, the representatives of the boot fair administration, the representatives of ADAC as well as many editors and journalists of German and Croatian nautical magazines and web pages. Likewise, the Croatian consul in Düsseldorf, Mr. Zvonko Plećaš, made an official visit to ACI’s booth.
The German information desk was located near ACI’s booth. At the information desk, German journalists were divided according to the most attractive destination cruises (the Caribbean, Maldives, Croatia, Greece, Turkey, Italy, etc.) and responded to numerous inquiries of boaters. According to the information of the famous German journalist Jürgen Strassburger, for the entire duration of the fair 80% of nautical inquiries at this desk were about Croatia, which is undoubtedly the announcement of yet another great nautical and tourist season!
We wish to give a heartily thank you to all boaters, business partners, journalists and friends on your visit to ACI’s booth and we look forward to seeing you soon on the Croatian Adriatic, in ACI marinas!