Australian businesses unite for cruise revival
Representatives of Australia’s farmers, food wholesalers, beverage providers and transport companies have joined a range of other suppliers to support plans for a phased resumption of cruise operations in Australia.
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has created the Cruise Suppliers Advisory Group to represent the thousands of businesses impacted by the suspension of Australia’s cruise industry.
CLIA Australasia Managing Director Joel Katz said the Advisory Group would meet regularly as part of efforts to ensure the industry’s voice is heard by governments at state, territory and national levels.
“Many of these suppliers have been devastated by the suspension of cruise operations in a similar way to members of the travel and tourism industry,” Katz said.
“There are farmers, winemakers and technical providers who have lost an enormous portion of their business because cruise lines are no longer able to purchase their products and services.”
More in Cruise Weekly on Monday.