CLIA in conjunction with the Australian Cruise Association released its Cruise Industry Impact Analysis in late October. The report showed that 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.
1,240 cruise ship visits led to 3.8 million passenger and crew visit days, resulting in direct expenditure by passengers, crew and cruise lines totalling $2.5 billion. Of this, the accommodation sector was the biggest beneficiary from cruise passengers, receiving $450 million or 33.3% of their combined spend. Please click here for the Association media release.