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“Local players must work together.” Gino Acampora, President Acampora Travel

By Thursday, 04 November 2021 08:00
Cilento - Campania region (Italy) Cilento (Campania)

Acampora Travel, the Sorrento-based tour operator had a good summer, with many European and Eastern European arrivals from mid-July to the end of September.   “At the beginning of the year I took Acampora Travel and some of our clients back from Tui. Working with Tui we learned a lot. They are an exceptional group, and I hope they also learned from us,“ said president Gino Acampora. “Unfortunately UK visors were   missing this summer due to the quarantine measures.” 

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“2022 is going to be a year of transition but we should return to normal in 2023. We are already receiving a lot of requests and bookings, after two years without travel people really want to get on the move again. And there is a lot of interest in the classical Italian destinations and also for weddings from Europe, the US and now the UK”.  One big difference, added Acampora, is that people no longer want to travel in big groups. “They are happier with smaller numbers, so we are getting requests for groups of 15 to 20.”

The CIlento region has something for everyone

One region that is really taking off, according to Acampora, is the Cilento, the beautiful coast in the Campania region below Salerno. After the Jesolo area in Emilia Romagna the CIlento has Italy’s highest concentration of camping sites and holiday villages as well as hotels of all levels.  “We are investing in our Palinuro hotel by adding 23 new rooms,” said Acampora.    

The Salerno Costa d’Amalfi Airport is to get an extended runway

In 2024 the runway of the Salerno Costa d’Amalfi airport, which is just 20 kilometres from Salerno, will be extended, making the Cilento more easily accessible.   “Apart from the sea the Cilento has internal areas that are as beautiful as Sardinia, a wonderful National Park and amazing wines and foods, and even in the shoulder months and in winter the climate is mild.”

We must work together to everyone’s advantage

Traditionally the Cilento’s season lasts from May to September but Acampora says it has to be stretched to at least mid-October.  “If there is no supply there can be no demand. We can attract visitors in the autumn months, but not if 80% of shops and restaurants close at the end of September. The local players have to understand this and work together to everyone’s advantage.”   

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