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Cruise industry rebound to come


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IT WAS A YEAR of rough waters for Barbados’ cruise tourism sector, but the world’s largest trade association is predicting better news in 2021.

With the Caribbean remaining the most popular cruise destination in 2019, the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) says in its 2021 State Of The Cruise Industry Outlook Report that this is a positive for places like Barbados.

It noted that “following a challenging year in 2020, new research shows there is resiliency and optimism heading into 2021”.

CLIA said it was the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, representing 57 ocean, river and specialty cruise lines that account for more than 95 per cent of global cruise capacity. (SC)

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