AIVP Recommendation

The international draw of many port cities can be measured in terms of the increase in cruise business and sea-based tourist activities. The economic and cultural impact of these activities is significant, and generates added value for cities and ports alike. Besides boating, there is an opportunity to structure an entire sector around sailing, creating direct jobs in the port area with positive repercussions for small businesses operating in the sailing industry, as well as those in the hotel, catering and retail trades, both locally and regionally.

Lorient (France)

Over the last fifteen years or so, Lorient has seen far-reaching changes to its maritime activity after the French navy abandoned many spaces and the submarine base in 1995. A decision was made to convert the 24 hectare site, located in the heart of the port city,…

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Barcelona (Spain)

Barcelona’s Port Vell and the boating activities found there make for one of the most lively and popular parts of the city. The Barcelona Clúster Náutico, officially launched at the AIVP Days in 2012,…

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