Cruise Demand See a Massive Leap
New data released by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) shows that the North American cruise industry continued to expand in 2013, generating employment, income, and other economic benefits throughout the U.S. economy. Christine Duffy, CLIA President and CEO noted that on a global basis, over the ten years from 2003 to 2013, demand for cruising worldwide has increased 77 percent, from 12 million to 21.3 million passengers. Globally, cruise industry expenditures generated USD 117 billion in total output, requiring 891,009 full-time equivalent employees who earned USD 38.47 billion in income.
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