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19 July 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 01:25 GMT+2

April 10, 2019

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In the 2018 world-wide fleet of cruise ships it has accommodated 28,5 million passengers (+6.7%)

Viking River Cruises agreement - Merchants Group Lowers in order to constitute joint venture dedicated at the market Chinese

Last year the cruise ships employed on the seas of all the world have accommodated altogether 28,5 million passengers, with an increase of +6.7% on 2017. Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA has announced), organization to which is under responsibility the main world-wide companies crocieristiche, specifying that the North American market, with beyond 14,2 million passengers (+9.4%), has represented 49.9% of the total, Europe, with almost 7,2 million passengers (+3.3%), 25.1%, the market of Asia and the Pacific, with 5,7 million passengers (+3.9%), 20%, South America, with 930 thousand fleeting (+9.4%), 3.3% and the other regions, with 476 thousand fleeting (+12.4%), 1.7%.

Relatively to the single Mediterranean, in the 2018 passengers of the cruises four million have been more than, with an sensitive increment of +8% on the year precedence. In decided increase also the crocieristico traffic in the Caribbean that, with 11,3 million passengers, a +6% have marked, and still more important has been the rise of the crocieristi in Alaska that are piled to beyond a million passengers (+13%). Last year the relative data to single Asia, included China, has been of 4,2 million passengers (+5%).

Remembering that the crocieristico field represents 2% of the entire industry of tourism and that, according to the Worrld Tourism Barometer of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in the 2018 arrivals of international tourists they have grown of +6% having been it are 1,4 billion, the president and managing director of the CLIA, Kelly Craighead, has evidenced as is not amazing that tourism grows hand in hand with the total increase of international tourism: "today the cruises - it has explained - return the accessible international travels to the travellers of all the world and this turns out obvious from the relationship of the CLIA on the total traffic of passengers in 2018".

While the crocieristica company Viking River Cruises has announced to have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Chinese group Lowers Merchants Group (CMG) with the scope to constitute joint venture that will offer cruises all over the world and that it will be dedicated specifically at the market Chinese.

Evergreen Line Vincenzo Miele

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