Over the weekend of March 21st through the 23rd, the Days of Croatia Charter show held their second exclusive 3 day expo in Zagreb. The show brought together the best in the business, from more than 60 charter providers, and more than 80 charter brokers from 15 different countries. The show was sponsored by the Croatian Ministry of Tourism, the Croatian Tourist board, and the Croatian Chamber of economy. It was hosted by Tino Prosenik, the owner of the largest Croatian skipper provider, solidifying its importance to Croatia and forefront members of the charter industry. The Croatian Adriatic is one of the world’s favorite sailing vacation destinations, with the yacht charter industry generating a yearly income of over 300 million euro for the Croatian economy.
Once again, Late Sail was invited as an elite charter broker, and we were able to send our very own sales team of Dave Watt and Russell Stevens to represent the company. At this leading Croatian trade show, Dave and Russell were given the opportunity to meet and discuss the industry with major charter fleets in person, as well as find out new information about suppliers of goods and services relevant to the charter industry. Dave and Russell were able to speak with every charter company and find out the most important information for 2014 sailing, such as which companies are buying new boats, which companies replace the sails of their fleet every year, and what the new boats have to attract potential clients. They also learned about new tax laws, weather trends in Croatia, as well as any new marinas being built across the country. They listened to companies discuss which locations in Croatia were best to sail from, and developed relationships with the strongest, most renowned charter companies.
Overall, Dave and Russell had an excellent experience attending the Days of Croatia Charter show, and were able to gain new insights and knowledge on all charter companies located across Croatia. Now they’re ready to put that knowledge to work for Late Sail and find the best boats possible for clients excited to sail in Croatia.