The Mother City is in the midst of a very busy cruise season and cruise liners play an important role in Cape Town's tourism economy, explains Economic Opportunities MEC Alan Winde.
The projection of the value of the industry between now and 2027 is somewhere around R220 billion.— Alan Winde, MEC of Economic Opportunities at Western Cape
It's a sector that is very meaningful... People get on ships and off ships... It brings passengers and tourists in and out of the City.— Alan Winde, MEC of Economic Opportunities at Western Cape
Winde says that 100 000 passengers arrived to Cape Town by ship in last year's cruise season, spending money on local attractions.
He advises that many of Cape Town's popular goods (such as local wines) get showcased on many international shipping lines.
The development of a new Cape Town luxury cruise terminal by the V&A Waterfront will also boost business at the sea port, Winde says.
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CapeTalk's Pippa Hudson broadcast her show live from the Cunard's newest luxury ocean liner, The Queen Elizabeth cruise ship.
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