STUDY SHOWS U.S. CRUISE INDUSTRY A SUBSTANTIAL CONTRIBUTOR TO U.S. ECONOMY
Cruise Industry Contributed Record $42 Billion-Plus in Total Economic Impact and Produced All-Time High of 356,311 Jobs in 2012
News Release from Cruise Lines Int'l Org Washington, DC — July 16, 2013 —
The North American cruise industry continued to be a substantial contributor to the U.S. economy in 2012 according to an independent study commissioned by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). The study shows that CLIA’s 26 North American member lines and their passengers and crew contributed over $42 billion in total U.S. economic impact, a 4.6 percent increase from 2011. In addition, the cruise industry generated 356,311 jobs, paying a record $17.4 billion in wages to American workers.
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Hawaii-Related Highlights from Study:
Hawaii, which had been among the top ten states in previous studies, fell from 8th in 2008, to 11th in 2009, and now to 13th in 2012 as passenger embarkations have fallen as NCL has scaled back its cruise operations in the state.
Direct Expenditures of the North American Cruise Industry in Hawaii--
- $386M direct purchases in 2012,
- 6,289 total employment,
- average salary $34,100.
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