Tourism

CRUISE TOURISM: 2.5 MILLION TRAVELERS IN 2018 IN THE PACA REGION

The financial worth of cruise tourism for the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur area has elevated once more in 2018 with an increasing number of maritime stopovers and a pair of.5 million passengers, in response to a report introduced on the Common Meeting of Medcruise. This federation of Mediterranean cruise ports meets in Antibes, whereas the business is challenged to “scale back the nuisance generated by the exercise on the surroundings and high quality of life”, says the survey commissioned by the Chamber of Commerce and Trade (CCI) of Good Côte d’Azur.

It reveals that passengers cease at a mean of four hours at a seaport within the area and spend a mean of 36 euros on land, with a peak of 91 euros in Saint-Tropez. These passengers are primarily the vacationers of tomorrow: the bulk (55%) select their cruises primarily based on the ports of name and two-thirds intend to return to go to inside three years.

In whole, the area has welcomed 2.51 million passengers for maritime cruises (+ zero.7%, in comparison with 2017) and 219,400 for river cruises (+ 2%) whose clients spend much less on common (23 euros), says the Good Côte d’Azur CCI. The variety of stopovers within the seaports elevated to 1061 (+ 1.three%), in response to the CCI which observes stability within the variety of river stopovers (1797).

The vast majority of cruise passengers are (61% of these surveyed), are greater than 50 years outdated (54%), belong to a well-off socio-professional class (49%) or are retired (28%) and the bulk (71%) are regulars: 45% have already made 4 to 10 cruises or extra, reveals the survey.

Tourism consumption in the course of the stopover quantities to greater than 79 million euros, in response to the research which calculates all of the direct, oblique and whole induced financial advantages for the Paca area to be 430 million euros and 2450 full-time equal jobs (port brokers, receivers, coach drivers, taxis, guides, and many others.). Among the many black spots to enhance, the purchasers point out the Wi-fi entry within the ports, taxi affords, the reception on the terminal and the value of journeys.

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