Cruise Sector Congratulates Returning Government

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) congratulates Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the Coalition on their election victory and looks forward to working with the returned Government to further develop the Australian cruise industry.

CLIA Australasia Managing Director Joel Katz said the cruise sector contributes nearly $5 billion annually to the Australian economy and supports more than 17,000 full time jobs.

“Worldwide, cruise lines are investing billions of dollars in new ships and new technology that will allow them to maintain growth while at the same time reducing their impact on the environment,” Mr Katz said.

“This investment needs to be backed by further development in port infrastructure and a supportive policy framework,” he said. “We look forward to working with the Government to ensure Australia receives maximum benefit from cruising’s continuing worldwide growth.”

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