Limited airlift and inadequate port infrastructure are limiting the Eastern Mediterranean's potential, according to speakers on the second day of the Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum in Athens.
Being accessible, being engaged with the field sales team and staying in close contact with trade partners are priorities for Adolfo Pérez, the well-known Carnival Cruise Line insider who was tapped to succeed Joni Rein.
‘It’s time to raise the bar and offer more of what passengers are seeking from cruise line excursion programmes,’ commented Andra Howie, manager, shore excursions for Princess, Holland America and Seabourn, during the Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum in Athens.
Jim Heaney, a financial executive with more than 25 years in the cruise and hospitality industries, including 17 years with Disney Cruise Line, will take the chief financial officer role at Carnival Cruise Line.
It may have been about sea tourism in the eastern Mediterranean but the opening day of the 3rd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum in Athens launched very much with Greece in focus and what can be done to realize the huge earning potential for the country’s struggling economy.
Total ships: 30
Total berths: 97,852
Total Order Book Value:$23,654,948,000.00
Average Price Per Berth:$266,933