Cruise Down Under Conference
THE cruise market continues to grow and the reports from the recent CDU conference held in Cairns, only strengthened the importance of the fastest growing tourism market in Australia. Port Douglas had for 12/13 a direct expenditure into our region of $4.8 million and is now ranked the 8th most visited destination in Australia by cruise ships. TPDD attended the conference and were a sponsor for the event.
Highlighting the growth of cruise ship visits, set to be record breaking for 2013/ 14, there are 3 ships in a week during October with Sun Princess arriving on Saturday 12 October, Dawn Princess on Wednesday 16 and the luxurious Radiance of the Seas in her first visit for 2013 on Friday 18 October.