Getting the cruise industry ‘back to business’
Luke Grant speaks with Belle Goldie, owner of iTravel at Penrith, who along with plenty of colleagues in the travel industry, made lots of noise yesterday about getting the cruise industry back to business.
Australia still hasn’t announced when cruise ships can return to Australian waters, leaving 18,000 with no certainty over their livelihoods and costing the country $5 billion in lost revenue. Since the cruise industry shut down almost two years ago because of the pandemic, Asia, Europe and America have resumed sailing.
Ms Goldie says, the personal toll on people in the travel and tourism sector including their financial and mental health was horrendous and becoming worse.
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