As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, yesterday in the City of Zadar, the record for the number of vessels that entered the city’s waters in the same day was officially broken. After the July record of four cruisers, there were as many as five present in Zadar yesterday, and it represented a new test for the Gazenica Passenger Port, reports HRT.
The General Director of the Gazenica Passenger Port, Rebeka V. Pevec, said that everything went smoothly, and that the plan for next year is already being prepared, with the announcement of new cruises and their arrival in the city currently more than great.
“The most important thing to emphasise is that there will most likely be no further restrictions regarding the capacity of ships, and that’s the most important thing for us,” said Pevec, adding that diversity is also very important for the destination itself, because different profiles of guests are arriving. Zadar has that advantage, however, it needs to be raised to a higher level and offer new events.
The recovery of the cruise industry has also been well and truly confirmed by the 130,000 passengers who will pass through Zadar’s international terminal this year. For the local economy, it is important to add that about sixty thousand crew members are also involved.
“The entire economy in Zadar County benefits enormously from these cruise ships. Year after year, we’re witnessing that the level of service in the hospitality industry and tourism as a whole is rising,” emphasised the President of the Zadar County Chamber of Crafts, Ante Lukacic.
”For next year, we already have an announcement of 150 cruise ship arrivals. What I can say is that sixty percent of them go to visit the national parks, go to the cities of Nin, Pag… and some forty percent stay in the area of the City of Zadar itself,” said the director of the Zadar Tourist Board, Mario Paleka.
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