The Florida-Caribbean Association (FCCA) announced that the 2017-2018 cruise year brought record economic contributions to the region, despite the historic hurricane season. According to the study released by Business Research & Economic Advisors (BREA), Economic Contribution of Cruise Tourism to the Destination Economies, cruise tourism directly generated $3.36 billion in ...
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Puerto Rico is about to set a major milestone in cruise record over a year after Hurricane Maria. The destination’s cruise industry is projecting more than 1.7 million cruise passengers in the fiscal year 2019, which would set a new record, according to Carla Campos, executive director of the Puerto ...
Point of View: Record cruise tourism expenditures in the Caribbean and Latin America, generated $3.36bn during the 2017-18 cruise year
New study finds that cruise tourism and the 29.6 million passenger and crew onshore visits throughout 36 Caribbean and Latin American destinations directly generated a record $3.36 billion in total expenditures, along with nearly 79,000 jobs paying more than $900 million in wage income, during the last cruise year.
Global Ports Holding has landed a 15-year deal to operate a cruise ship port in Havana, hoping to take advantage of the thawing relationship between Cuba and the US.
Since travel restrictions to Cuba loosened in 2016, Havana and other Cuban ports of call have opened up to cruise ships carrying Americans like never before.
The Caribbean is one of the world’s most popular regions for cruise travelers.