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February 26, 2018

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In 2018 an increase of +8.6% of the traffic of the cruises in the Italian ports is attended

The forecasts of Answers Tourism indicate a contraction of the crocieristico market in the Mediterranean

In the 2018 crocieristico market of the Mediterranean it will endure a contraction, but not in Italy. It previews the society of search and advising Answers Tourism that in the eighth edition of its Special publication "Cruises" has included also a focus on the role of the Mediterranean in world-wide the crocieristico panorama.

According to the elaborations of the company, in the 2018 - also against an increased ability (28 million day-places read available, about a million in more regarding 2017) - Mediterranean it could record the quota percentage on the world-wide total more lowland of last the ten years, pairs to 15.8%, regarding 16.1% of 2017 and to 17.6% of 2008. Vice versa for the single Italy a traffic of 11,05 million passengers is previewed between embarks, disembarks and transits, with an increase of +8.6% on the 2017 (year in which a decrease of the -8,2%), traffic realized with a total of 4.868 ports of call of cruise ships (+5.2% is marked).

According to the last forecasts of Answers Tourism, to end 2018 they will return to being the four able Italian ports to enliven more than million than fleeting ones: Civitavecchia (2,4 million, +9.3%), Venice (1,4 million, stable), Naples (1,05 million, + 13.2%) and Genoa (a million, +8.1%).

"The year as soon as begun - president of Answers Turismo has explained, Francesco di Cesar - it will return to being characterized from positive variations appanage of the majority of the ports of call of the Country and therefore of the national total. Those that more it counts today to rimarcare, but - it has found of Cesar - is the necessity to prepare itself at best in order to pick the opportunity represented from the consisting increase of the offer that, in terms of ships and places read, will take part in the next few years. More than to stop itself on the entity of the single variations, positive or negative, than the ports they are recording in the past few years - it has specified - is never opportune how much to project a strategic thought on a horizon of mean-along period in order comprising on which foreheads to invest in order to achieve more wide and defensible advantages the being port and crocieristica destination. And more and more such reflection must be completed as well as to local level how much returning protagonist national politics for the crocieristica".

The report of Answers Tourism includes an analysis of the offer of places read on the cruise ships for destination area: the forecasts for the year in course see to the first place Caribbean (35.4% regarding 35.0% in 2017), followed from Mediterranean (15.8% vs 16.1%) and from Mediterranean extra Europe (11.3% vs 10.9%). Between the world-wide areas - it has specified the society - the quota Asia (10.4% vs 10.6% enunciates, with China to represent 6.0% vs 6.3%) in particular for its acceleration considering as ten years ago it counted for solo 1.2% of the total of the deployment world-wide.

The report contains also classifies it of the first ten ports of the Mediterranean for number of passengers enlivened in 2017, with the Italy that boasts five ports of call very in classifies: Civitavecchia to according to place about the 2,2 million one crocieristi (- 6.0% on 2016) behind of Barcelona with about 2,7 million (+1.1%), Venice to the fifth place with about 1,4 million (- 11.1%) but behind Palma de Mallorca with about 1,67 million (+2.6%) and Marseilles with 1,48 million (- 6.9%), Naples to seventh with about 927 thousand (- 29.0%), Genoa to the eighth with 925 thousand (- 9.1%) and Savona to the ninth place with beyond 854 thousand fleeting (- 6.1%).

The consuntivi data 2017 relative ones to the single crocieristici ports of call I am diffused by Answers Tourism confirm Venice which first homeport Italian one, with the greater number of it embarks and it disembarks, thanks to than little more 1,2 million passengers on a total of beyond 1,4 million enlivened, followed from fleeting Civitavecchia and Genoa respective with about 849 thousand and 540 thousand to the disembarkation and boarding. Relatively to the crocieristi in transit, confirmed once again the leadership of Civitavecchia (about 1, 35 million), continuation from Naples (about 814 thousand) and Livorno (about 689 thousand).

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