Despite the slight decline in 2015 due to the economic crisis, now Corfu is booking a very strong year, with 400 calls and more than 700,000 passengers expected.
Konstantinos Kouris, contact officer in Corfu's cruise department, said he was even more optimistic about 2016, as so far they had 226 verified calls for next year with more to come within 2016. The forecast was promising and they anticipated growth compared to the last couple of years.
Corfu cruise terminal is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology, which includes 7 check-in counters, InfoKiosk, X-ray and screening equipment, first-aid clinic, accessibility for guests with special needs, waiting area with free Wi-Fi, rental car agencies, ATM, public phones and tax-free souvenir shop.
Kouris shared that the secret to port’s success was the desire of those who worked there to constantly become better. He said they had to follow the demands and trends of industry and to react in the best possible way as far as the port services, infrastructure, legislation adjustments, marketing and promotion were concerned, in order to develop port's cruise services.
However, according to Kouris, one of the main goals for port’s workers was to keep a balance between the local community, the needs of the business and the ecological management of the cruise port.