Brasília – The Brazilian demand for cruises in the country increased by 21% in H1. This is the third year running in which the flow of passengers shows growth, CLIA Brasil, a cruise industry trade association, reported last Thursday (17).
The organization reported that, in H1 2019, 293,000 Brazilian tourists boarded ships on the country’s coast, up 21% from H1 2018. Including cruise departures inside and outside Brazil, 402,000 passengers have been carried, up 16.1% from a year ago.
Brazilians account for 64% of South America’s cruise consumers. Argentines and Colombians account for 17% and 7% respectively. CLIA reported that these passengers’ average age is 45 years old and the trip average lenght is 6.5 days.
The 2018/19 season had an economic impact of BRL 2.083 billion (USD 501 million) in the economy, creating 31,992 job positions, the organization reported.
Translated by Guilherme Miranda