Adriatic’s Cruise, Ferry and Yacht Players to Meet at Maritime Forum in Bari, Italy

bariItaly, during the year becomes the capital of Adriatic sea tourism 6th-7th October with the fifth edition of the Adriatic Sea Forum – Cruise, Ferry, Sail & Yacht event.

Organized by the tourism research and consultancy company Risposte Turismo, the forum envisages the participation of stakeholders Cruise, ferry and shipping sectors from the seven Adriatic countries (Italy, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro and Slovenia).

The international event was launched in 2013 and is dedicated to Sea tourism in the Adriatican area with a strong vocation for sea tourism, with more than 150 tourist destinations in 25 regions.

At the cruise terminal in the capital of Apulia, operators − including shipping companies, shipping companies, port terminals, tour operators, travel agencies, marinas and small ports, nautical charter companies, shipyards etc. − are expected for two days this year Business networking, discussions and debates about the potential and challenges of the region.

“The latest edition of the Adriatic Sea Forum therefore comes at a particularly important time for this sector, where even more than in the past, the challenge depends on our ability to attract demand, and therefore tourists, to the territory of the Adriatic,” said the President by Risposte Turismo Francesco di Cesare.

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Tourism Report Adriatic Sea

On the opening day of the forum, Francesco di Cesare will present the main results of the new edition Risposte Turismo’s Adriatic Tourism Report, which since 2013 has analyzed the currents, extent, nature and directions of maritime tourism movements in the Adriatic.

In anticipation of Forecasts for 2023Risposte Turismo has provided a “taste” of the Closing predictions for 2022.

In 2022, according to the latest edition of the Adriatic Sea Tourism Report, on the Adriatic:

● Cruise traffic closes around 3.3 million passenger movements (+232% compared to 2021).
● Ferries and hydrofoils will close with some 18 million passengers handled (+26% compared to 2021) with bari as a top call on the Adriatic for international routes.
● Nautical tourism: for the Adriatic, 337 structures for almost 80,000 berths (79.171).

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5th Adriatic Sea Forum – Agenda

The two-day program of the forum will address a range of issues and questions for operators and governing body representatives to understand what future development paths for the maritime sectors in the Adriatic might look like.

“We will take into account intentions, projects, programs and needs that should arise in the near future, to characterize the dynamics and allow the achievement of new and increasingly ambitious results,” added Francesco di Cesare.

The program of the 5th Adriatic Forum will have 12 eventsincluding round tables, speeches and presentations, plus more than 50 international speakers representing the entire value chain of Adriatic maritime tourism.

The main topics include Adriatic Sea Tourist Profiling, strategies that operators and territories can adopt to meet their needs and meet their expectations Potential of the ferry segment which are not yet fully expressed, challenges for local operators, perspectives for LNG and electrical power supply, the state of the art for infrastructures in the Adriatic region and investments planned for the coming years.

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The two-day program ends with a plenary round table dedicated to the future of Sea tourism in Pugliawhich is one of the most important protagonists in the Mediterranean in this sector.

The forum also offers the opportunity to learn about FRAMESPORT, SUSPORT and TECHERA: European interregional cooperation projects active in the Adriatic area and presented in Bari.

Registration is required to participate in the Adriatic Sea Forum, which will be held in English with Italian translation.

The full program and how to attend are available at, Twitter and LinkedIn pages.

The 5th Adriatic Sea Forum will be held in collaboration with the Southern Adriatic Ports Authority and with Pugliapromozione, the Tourist Board of the Puglia Region.

That Greek Travel Pages (GTP) is the communication sponsor of the 5th Adriatic Sea Forum.

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