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Messina Port Authority Looks To Revive Cruise Ship Calls

Messina port authority looks to revive cruise ship calls

Messina, Italy (PortSEurope) January 29, 2021 – Autorità di Sistema Portuale dello Stretto (AdSP – Strait) has held talks with local municipalities and chambers of commerce to discuss strategic plans to be activated in the medium and long term for the relaunch of the cruise ship business at the port. The objective of the meeting is to launch a strategic plan to relaunch cruise ship
visits which, following the pandemic, makes it necessary to review the methods used by shipping companies in organizing tours. A protocol is sought between administrations, operators and shipping agencies for a particular cultural-tourist offer aimed at passengers who disembark at the port. With a view to a new remodeling of visits and shore excursions, it will be possible to ask the shipping companies for longer stops in ports, even in the evening, for their passengers, with participation in scheduled cultural events and hospitality in commercial establishments. The meeting ended with the commitment to work immediately on a project aimed at training the reception of staff and a series of quality services to offer to those who they will choose to travel by ship. Attendees included the President of the AdSP Paolo Mega, head of the Promotion Service of the Port System Authority Maria Cristina Laurà; Councilors of the Municipalities of Messina, Enzo Caruso for Tourism, and Rosanna Scopelliti of Reggio Calabria; the Mayor of Milazzo Pippo Midili (with responsibility for tourism), together with the Presidents of the Messina Chambers of Commerce Ivo Blandina, Antonino Tramontana of Reggio Calabria, and Paola Sabella, Secretary General of the Messina Chamber. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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