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October 6, 2017

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In 2018 is attended a rise of +6.4% of the crocieristico traffic in the Italian ports

Relationship of Answers Tourism. MSC Cruises previews for the first time to exceed three the million
In the 2018 crocieristico traffic in the Italian ports would have to record a determined rise. It previews Italian Cruise Watch, the relationship of search elaborated from Answers Tourism that is introduced today to Palermo from the president of the society, Francesco di Cesar, in the within of the seventh edition of Italian Cruise Day, forum for the Italian crocieristico section that is organized from the same company.

the relationship previews that the next year the crocieristico traffic in the Italian harbour ports of call will be of 10,8 million passengers, marking a +6.4% on the negative esteem of closing of year 2017, and the ports of call of the ships from cruise will be approximately 4.600 (+4.1%). Answers Tourism have evidenced that draft of an increase of the number of the crocieristi that however does not recover the contraction of the -7,8% previewed for 2017 and that filler the number of passengers enlivened to the values of 2012.

To the increase of the traffic attended in 2018 will contribute to crocieristica company MSC Cruises that, in occasion of the event to Palermo, it has announced that the next year previews to exceed the three million passengers enlivened in the Italian ports thanks to almost 700 ports of call of own ships, with an increment of +4.5% regarding the year in course. "For the first time in Italy - it has emphasized Leonardo Massa, country MSC manager Cruises - we will surpass the threshold of the three million passengers enlivened in a year. This increase is the natural consequence of the industrial imposing slowly started from the company in 2015 and in the next few months that it gets ready to enter under construction in the full development thanks to the arrival of two of the 11 new ships within 2026. Both the ships - Massa has remembered - are under construction in Italy, in the yards of Monfalcone, yield of a long one partnership that MSC Cruises has with Fincantieri that has regarded also the program "realized Renaissance" just here to Palermo on the four ships of Lyric generation".

Massa has specified that "to benefit of this increase they will be in the 2018 majority of the 14 ports in which the ships of fleet MSC will arrive Cruises, in particular Genoa that the million passengers MSC will graze, Civitavecchia where we will reach means million passengers and Palermo, city where we are today, in which our crocieristi they will pass from 205 thousand very 265 thousand".

As for the subdivision in the various Italian ports of the traffic generated altogether from all the ships of the crocieristiche companies that they will land to you, Answers Tourism considers that in 2018 Civitavecchia will newly confirm first national crocieristico port with an increase of approximately +12% regarding the esteem of closing 2017, for a total of approximately 2,5 million enlivened passengers. Alle its Venice shoulders (1,4 million enlivened passengers, stable) and Naples (little more than million than fleeting ones enlivened, +15%). In fourth position the fleeting port of Savona by virtue of 950 thousand attended (+12.6%) and to the fifth fleeting Genoa place with 920 thousand (+0.5%).

Regarding classifies it of touched the ship, second the forecasts in 2018 Civitavecchia will be confirmed once again to first place (821, +10.8%), continuation from Venice (473, stable) and Livorno (354, +2.9%).

Between the others analyzed aspects of the crocieristico section, from the report of Answers Tourism emerges as 84% of the ports do not have the intention of modify the rates currently applied to the crocieristico traffic, whose weight on the total of the traffic fleeting via continuous sea to grow (47% the average previewed for 2018 against 44% of 2017). Regarding the investments in program on the crocieristici terminals, the main national ports of call have in program approximately 300 million euros in the three years 2018-2020, of which little more of the half in safety and equipments and remaining in infrastructures.

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