On the 4th of May, during the 6th Adriatic Sea Forum in Dubrovnik, Croatia, the AIVP was represented by Mr. Alberto Cappato, secretary of the Executive Committee, in a session focusing on balancing the needs of tourist destinations with the growing numbers of maritime tourists in the Adriatic. Other speakers in the session were the mayors of Dubrovnik, Hvar and Vlore, the deputy mayor of Koper, and the President of FAIC (Forum of Adriatic and Ionian Cities) who is also the Mayor of Fano. Mr. Cappato highlighted the need to establish dialogue with all stakeholders in port cities to strike a balance between the growth of touristic activities and the needs of the local citizens. Another key point he made was that the sustainable development ambitions of port cities have not been affected by the pandemic and are taken ever more seriously today than before, with renewed efforts by port authorities, municipalities and private companies.
Mr. Alberto Cappato, secretary of the Executive Committee, AIVP