4 MAY 2020
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New data reveals economic impact of suspension of operations.
Also see MAY CRUISE ISSUE
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the body that represents more than 95% of the world’s cruise fleet, reports new data revealing the extent of the industry’s impact in the UK.
“The cruise industry generates £10bn for the UK economy each year. We understand the significant impact, therefore, that our decision to suspend operations has on the livelihoods of people who work in our sector, and on businesses that rely on the cruise industry in all parts of the country. Unfortunately, our research shows that for a 60-day suspension we can anticipate a loss of more than 3,000 UK jobs and an economic cost of £539m to the UK,” said Andy Harmer, director, CLIA UK and Ireland.
For a 60-day suspension, the anticipated impact for the UK is:
For a 90-day suspension, the anticipated impact for the UK is:
“Choosing to suspend operations was the right thing to do, and we know the cruise industry is resilient. We have put public health at the heart of our response, and we will continue to respect the guidance from international and national health authorities. We are using this time to enhance further our protocols that we will all benefit from, and we look forward to playing our part in the recovery, when the time comes for society to travel once more.” - Andy Harmer, Director, CLIA UK and Ireland.
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