The economic contribution of the cruise sector to Australia
Report for Carnival Australia
Against a backdrop of stagnation in the wider tourism sector and the fallout from the Brimble Inquest, the Australian cruise sector has undergone strong growth in the last five years.
This report builds upon work undertaken by Deloitte Access Economics to measure the economic contribution of the cruise sector in Australia in 2008 and 2009. It draws from information compiled by Carnival Australia and the recently released report from Cruise Down Under, the Economic Impact Assessment of the Cruise Shipping Industry in Australia 2010-11.
The report projects continuing growth in annual passenger numbers of around 7 % from 2013-14 to 2019-20 assuming that potential impediments to growth – particularly congestion in Sydney and Brisbane ports – are overcome.
The report is structured as follows:
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Tourism: passenger and crew forecasts, cruise activity by Australians, the global cruise industry
Section 3: Economic contribution: portside cruise activity, total economic contribution, growth of cruise industry
Section 4: State and Territory contribution
Section 5: Challenges and issues: infrastructure, port costs, shipping reform, fuel costs