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Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum sets new attendance records 
as East Med takes centre stage in global cruise itineraries




The ferry terminal of the Piraeus Port  (Photo credit: Xinhua News Agency, May 2017)More than 830 participants from 21 countries and 35 exhibitors from every facet of sea tourism framed the 5th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum, setting new attendance records for the biennial Athens Confex event that is fast becoming the bellwether for the state of the cruise and yachting sectors in the East Med and Black sea regions.

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Piraeus Port luring Chinese cruise visitors



The ferry terminal of the Piraeus Port  (Photo credit: Xinhua News Agency, May 2017)Piraeus, Greece’s largest port, is interested in securing more Chinese cruise passengers while acknowledging that the potential of the Chinese market is huge, a senior Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) official said on Tuesday. (ekathimerini.com)

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Cruise tourism to stage notable recovery in East Mediterranean



The cruise industry in the Eastern Mediterranean is bracing for a major rebound this year, trying to catch up with the rest of the world, which is all set to experience its best year ever, according to projections presented on the opening day of the 5th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum in Athens on Tuesday. (ekathimerini.com)

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Greece ‘Open’ for Cruise Tourism, Targets Infrastructure and China



As cruise traffic has dropped off dramatically in the Eastern Mediterranean, key port and government stakeholders in Greece are hoping tourism from China and public-private partnerships help their bounce-back. Cruise lines joined with ports and government officials at the Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum, which is taking place this week in Athens. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Cruise operators eyeing Piraeus port upgrade




Greek port representatives and cruise operators presented ambitious and detailed plans to large and small cruise company representatives in dozens of one-to-one meetings at a global fair in Florida in the United States last week. (ekathimerini.com)

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Greek cruise sector to battle decline at Seatrade




Managers of Greek ports (including Piraeus’s Cosco) and entrepreneurs in the local cruise tourism sector are battling to contain the anticipated drop in cruise traffic this year and to correct the country’s course in 2018. (ekathimerini.com)

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Piraeus reports increase in cruise passengers



According to the 2016 statistics for the cruise sector, Piraeus port made a significant increase of over 10% (113,000 passengers) compared to 2015, while the home port traffic achieved an increase of 24%, as a result of the very good cooperation with the Carnival Corporation & plc. (cruisebusiness.com)

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