NRMA’s Sydney Fantasea
SIGNIFICANT opportunities for Sydney Harbour-based tourism activities have been cited as one of the drivers of today’s announcement that motoring organisation NRMA is purchasing Fantasea Cruises.
The deal includes 10 ferries and 10 water-taxis, with the deal leaked at yesterday’s Travel IQ conference in Sydney by NRMA Chief Investment Officer Rachel Wiseman.
NRMA also owns Manly Fast Ferry, with Wiseman hinting that the addition of the Fantasea fleet could see the overall operation rebranded with a focus on domestic and international tourists.
According to NRMA CEO Rohan Lund, the organisation “wants the city to again realise the potential of the world’s greatest harbour” with the deal complementing NRMA’s other travel businesses including car rental, holiday parks and hotels.