Valenciaport receives the MedCruise award; CV Cruise June 27 – Cruise Industry News
Valenciaport received the award for best strategy in social media from MedCruise, the Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports. The award recognizes the work carried out in 2020 by the port community of Valencia during the COVID-19 pandemic and support for the cruise industry during a complicated year.
The President of the Port Authority of Valencia (PAV), Aurelio Martínez, thanked MedCruise on behalf of the port and the port community “for this award given by MedCruise, which underlines the importance of conveying and explaining to people l ‘importance of ports and cruises for communication between countries and cultures, a recognition that motivates us to continue on this path ”.
MedCruise highlighted the work carried out during 2020 by the port community of Valencia through the different social networks (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Youtube) as a public service to inform the public, companies and institutions of its activity in a year marked by health emergencies, with a commitment to proximity, visual and personal content.
Cruise ships have now been given the green light to return to Spanish ports. After more than a year of stoppage, the Port of Valencia will receive the Mein Schiff 2 on June 27.
PAV said the opening of the cruise industry is long overdue news for the entire industry involved in this activity: companies involved, commerce, hotels, tour guides, transport, cultural services and catering, among others.
Fifteen months of inactivity on cruises in Valencia cost the city and its surroundings some 70 million euros (initial disbursement plus turnover in the city’s economic sectors), according to a study carried out by the Valenciaport Foundation in collaboration with the École Polytechnique. University of Valencia.
Meanwhile, said PAV, the port as well as the cruise community, the regional health ministry, Turisme Comunitat Valenciana and València Turisme have worked to ensure the safety of cruise passengers, port workers and the destination of Valencia at all. moment.
The result is a concept of safe tourism, which, in addition to the demanding measures adopted by shipping companies, said PAV, will provide a diverse visitor experience in the city and its surroundings with “bubble” groups. These protocols establish exclusively guided excursions, without the possibility for passengers to travel alone, but to make tours in small groups and to live more outdoor experiences, among others.