Cruise sector boosts economic impact to $5.2 billion

28 October 2019

The Australian cruise industry has shown an 11.2% increase in its total value to the national economy, contributing $5.2 billion in direct and indirect output during the 2018-19 financial year. Figures released today in the latest annual Economic Impact Assessment commissioned by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and the Australian Cruise Association (ACA) show cruise tourism continues to make a major positive impact on the economy.

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New arrivals signal a packed summer cruise season

2 October 2019

Australia is gearing up for a packed 2019-20 cruise season, with new vessels, extended visits and more than 60 ships on offer in one of the busiest summers experienced on the southern seas. Four CLIA cruise lines will introduce first-time arrivals this year, joining regular visitors, home-ported vessels and one new cruise brand making its debut in Australian waters.

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Cruise Month heralds a busy summer season

30 September 2019

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) launches its annual Cruise Month next week, heralding the start of a busy season of summer cruising in Australasian waters. Over coming weeks CLIA and its cruise line members will mount a packed program of marketing initiatives that showcase the best that cruise has to offer Australian and New Zealand travellers.

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NSW backs cruise industry with CLIA partnership

18 September 2019

Australasia's biggest cruise destination has thrown its support behind the cruise industry, with the NSW Government's tourism and major events agency Destination NSW joining CLIA as an Executive Partner. The new partnership means Australia's gateway port of Sydney and thriving regional destinations such as Eden, Newcastle and Port Kembla are now represented in the world's largest cruise industry trade association.

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CLIA welcomes infrastructure progress

17 September 2019

The NSW Government's announcement that it is beginning the market planning phase for the development of a third Sydney cruise ship terminal is a positive development that recognises the vital need for new infrastructure to support the cruise industry and the approximately 17,000 jobs it sustains across Australia.

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Eden enters new era of cruising

16 September 2019

The NSW South Coast town of Eden has entered a new era of cruise tourism with the arrival of the first ship to utilise the port's new $44 million wharf. The arrival of PO Cruises' Pacific Explorer yesterday signalled the beginning of a busy cruise season for the scenic town, with another 21 cruise ships scheduled to visit over the coming summer.

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Environmental advances detailed in CLIA report

12 September 2019

The cruise industry has made unprecedented, year-over-year progress in implementing sustainable technologies and practices according to the third annual Global Cruise Industry Environmental Technologies and Practices Report released today and compiled by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

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Cruise Industry Welcomes Eden Expansion

13 August 2019

The international cruise industry has welcomed a $44 million investment in the Port of Eden on the NSW South Coast, which will help bring further growth in one of Australia's most successful regional cruise destinations. The extension of the port's wharf has been completed in time for the 2019-20 cruise season and will allow larger ships of up to 325m in length to visit Eden without having to bring passengers ashore by tender boats.

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Cruise industry and City of Dubrovnik partner for destination stewardship

25 July 2019

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and the City of Dubrovnik have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to preserve and protect the cultural heritage of Dubrovnik through responsible tourism management and to help establish Dubrovnik as a model of sustainable tourism in the Adriatic region and beyond.The MOU signed by CLIA President CEO Kelly Craighead and City of Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Frankovic focuses on investment, collaboration and best practices for long-term destination management to the benefit residents and visitors alike.

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