The industrial worth of cruise tourism for the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur area has higher once more in 2018 with an increasing number of maritime stopovers and a couple of.five million passengers, in keeping with a record introduced on the Basic Meeting of Medcruise. This federation of Mediterranean cruise ports meets in Antibes, whilst the business is challenged to “cut back the nuisance generated by way of the job at the atmosphere and high quality of existence”, says the survey commissioned by way of the Chamber of Trade and Business (CCI) of Great Côte d’Azur.
It finds that passengers forestall at a mean of four hours at a seaport within the area and spend a mean of 36 euros on land, with a top of 91 euros in Saint-Tropez. Those passengers are basically the vacationers of the next day: the bulk (55%) make a choice their cruises in response to the ports of name and two-thirds intend to go back to seek advice from inside of 3 years.
In overall, the area has welcomed 2.51 million passengers for maritime cruises (+ zero.7%, in comparison to 2017) and 219,400 for river cruises (+ 2%) whose shoppers spend much less on moderate (23 euros), says the Great Côte d’Azur CCI. The choice of stopovers within the seaports higher to 1061 (+ 1.three%), in keeping with the CCI which observes balance within the choice of river stopovers (1797).
The vast majority of cruise passengers are (61% of the ones surveyed), are greater than 50 years outdated (54%), belong to a well-off socio-professional class (49%) or are retired (28%) and the bulk (71%) are regulars: 45% have already made 4 to 10 cruises or extra, finds the survey.
Tourism intake right through the stopover quantities to greater than 79 million euros, in keeping with the learn about which calculates all of the direct, oblique and overall precipitated financial advantages for the Paca area to be 430 million euros and 2450 full-time identical jobs (port brokers, receivers, trainer drivers, taxis, guides, and many others.). A number of the black spots to make stronger, the purchasers point out the Wireless get right of entry to within the ports, taxi gives, the reception on the terminal and the cost of journeys.