Cruise spending sails to record high
London – 5 October 2017 –
Cruise lines, their passengers and crew spent a record US$21.69 billion in the US in 2016, up 15 percent since 2011 and representing a new peak in the US cruise industry expenditures, according to a new study from Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade association.
CLIA’s 2016 Economic Impact Analysis shows that total contributions of the global cruise industry to the US economy reached a record US$47.76 billion in 2016, up 3.6 percent from 2014. This includes generating 389,432 US jobs paying more than US$20.5 billion in wages and salaries.
According to CLIA’s study, 11.66 million cruise passengers worldwide embarked from US ports in 2016, setting a new high and growing 5.4 percent since 2014.