Cruise liners to bring in 44,000 tourists

The National, Monday July 11th, 2016

ABOUT 44,000 tourists and 20,000 crew members will visit PNG by ship annually, executive chairman for Carnival Australia tourism cruise ship Ann Sherry says.
She said this was according to a new report “Economic Impact of cruising to PNG and Solomon Islands” – a study commissioned by the Australian Government and  International Finance Corporation, one of the region’s cruise operator, Carnival Australia.
Carnival Australia cruise ship is part of the Carnival Corporation that represents one of the worlds’ popular cruise brands.
The corporations have pioneered new experiences and destinations over the last 80 years for passengers and represented 80 per cent of Australia and New Zealand cruise market. The corporation has 104 ships worldwide.
“When I first talked business with the company and did itinerary about PNG, most thought I was mad. They thought travelling to PNG was dangerous and not safe for anyone to go,” she said.
Sherry said they then understood that people, who cruise, constantly want to go to new and amazing destinations.
Sherry said the cruise ship company then did PNG itinerary video for cruise travellers to see before they book their seats. According to the report, more than 30,000 cruise tourists visited PNG last year.