Cruise value soars to $5.3b
CLIA released our latest report on the economic contribution of cruise to the Australian Economy last week.
This reveals an industry that generates significant national and regional economic activity, from supporting thousands of jobs to the economic benefits that flow to businesses and communities far beyond the ships and ports, including local supplies such as Australian meat, dairy, wine and fresh fruit and vegetables.
The findings provide compelling evidence of the value of the cruise industry & how crucial its continued growth is to the economy.
With a record number of cruise ships visiting Australian ports, the value of the cruise industry to the Australian economy has surged by 15.4% to reach $5.3b
Sydney is Australia’s cruise gateway, and there has been much speculation in the media this week regarding the progress of the NSW Government’s cruise plan to resolve Sydney’s capacity constraints, and pre-empting some of the options under discussion.
The industry is encouraged that the government is now focussed on the issue of providing urgently needed berthing capacity east of the harbour bridge.
CLIA and our cruise line members are engaging closely with the government to ensure that all options for additional berths are carefully evaluated, before any solutions are presented.
The continued growth of our industry is too important to be sidetracked by speculation.