Monday, January 1, 2018
London.- Cruise tourism is expected to grow in 2018 to 27.2 million passengers, after the incorporation of new ships.
According to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), 25.8 million passengers are expected in 2017, accounting for an increase of 20.5 percent, compared to the 2011-2016 period.
In order to meet the current demand, cruise lines are expected to offer 27 new ships to navigate at sea, rivers and for specialized voyages.
Experts noted the exponential growth from 17.8 million passengers in 2009 to 27.2 million in 2018.
In 2016, the cruise industry guaranteed jobs for more than one million workers, while the sector's expenditures totaled 126 billion dollars.