Adam Goldstein, CLIA Executive Board Chairman and Vice President of Royal Caribbean Cruises, met with the Mayor of Dubrovnik Mato Frankovic. On this occasion, once again the chairman of the main cruise ship organization gave support to the City for all of their cruise tourism projects.
As it was already announced, the rules for the 2020 season have also been harmonized, which will include further improvements in the number of guests who visit the City at the same time, with the aim of achieving the highest level of guest service and citizen satisfaction. CLIA representatives supported the measures, as well as the announced introduction of cruise ship transportation to Pile and back by low-floor articulated buses. Shuttle transport will be taken over by Dubrovnik Public Transport company Libertas, which will significantly reduce traffic jams on the city roads.
They also talked about a growing effort by cruise companies to put additional effort into environmental conservation measures with the introduction of modern technology on their ships, and to work together on sustainable tourism. On this topic the City of Dubrovnik and the CLIA, together with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), are preparing a joint project, all of which is actually a follow-up to the project by the City of Dubrovnik - Respect the City.