Cruis­ers an­chor tourism boom

Sunday Territorian - - NEWS - PHILLIPPA BUTT

A STRONG sea­son is forecast with 75 cruise ship ar­rivals planned to visit Dar­win, pro­vid­ing a huge tourism boost for Dar­win city.

The cruise sec­tor brings $87.6 mil­lion a year to the lo­cal econ­omy.

This sea­son three new ships will visit our wa­ters: the Vik­ing Orion, the Se­abourn En­core and the Ex­plorer of the Seas.

Tourism Top End (TTE) gen­eral man­ager Glen Hin­g­ley said key stake­hold­ers were al­ways look­ing to bring more ships to Dar­win.

“With a fan­tas­tic har­bour fa­cil­ity and in­vig­o­rated tour- ism in­dus­try, TTE sees the fu­ture of cruise ship ar­rivals into Dar­win con­tin­u­ing to be a grow­ing boom for the econ­omy of the Top End,” he said.

Pic­ture: SUP­PLIED

Ex­plorer of the Seas has just left Dar­win

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