Friday, 19 April 2013

Spain's share of the cruise ship business tops the European list for growth

Málaga cruise terminal
MALAGA The European Cruise Council (ECC) recently placed Spain at the top of its list of growing host countries. The country shows growth of 18% over the last ten year, ahead of Germany (13%), Italy (12%) and Britain (8%), according to a report by GP Wild for the Council. This growth has made Spain a strategic market for the cruise industry and one that places it fourth at European level with 703,000 passengers in 2011. The evolution of the market means a considerable contribution to the Spanish economy, not exactly at the best of times at present. For instance, it generated well over 25,000, direct, indirect and induced jobs in 2010, growing by 4% over the previous year. (A more detailed article on this subject will soon be available on

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