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State of the Cruise Industry Outlook Report released by CLIA

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Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) have released their 2020 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook report.

According to the analysis of the report, cruising sustained 1,177,000 jobs which is equal to $50.24 billion in wages. In addition to that, they reported a staggering $150 billion total output worldwide in 2018.

The report also highlighted the industry’s $22 billion investment into new energy efficient technologies, local government partnerships and a commitment to reducing carbon emissions.

“While demand for cruising has reached new heights, the cruise industry is accelerating our efforts to be a leader in responsible tourism,” said Kelly Craighead, president and CEO, CLIA.

“Our members are at the forefront of best practices designed to protect the sanctity of the destinations we visit and enhance the experiences of travelers and residents alike.”

New data released shows that 32 million passengers are expected to set sail in 2020. To meet demand, CLIA Cruise Lines are set to debut 19 new ships in 2020.

Industry growth results in positive economic progress around the world. In accordance to the newly CLIA 2018 Global Economic Impact Analysis, passengers spend roughly 376 dollars in port cities before getting on their cruises.

“The industry’s economic impact is a big part of the story, especially as it relates to our passengers’ contributions to local economies and the diverse workforce onboard our ships,” said Craighead. “We recognise that with growth comes increased responsibility to raise the bar in all aspects of what we do to ensure cruising remains a force for good and the best way to experience the world.”

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