During the International Tourism Trade Fair in Madrid, in the Costa Daurada Stand hosted the Costa Cruises event in Spain in which the cruise line recognised the work developed by Tarragona Cruise Port Costa Daurada during the cruise season in 2017.
The president Josep Andreu and the representatives of the cruise institutional working table had the acknowledgement in an act that counted with the presence of the representatives of Port of Tarragona Tarragona Cruise Port Costa Daurada, as well as the mayor of Tarragona, Josep Fèlix Ballesteros;the president of the Tourism Municipal Patronage of Tarragona and the Tourism and Strategy plan from the Council, Inmaculada Rodríguez; the Commerce and Tourism chancellor from Reus, Monsterrat Caelles and the Commerce and Tourism councillor, and the technical director of the tourism board from the Costa Daurada, Marta Farrero.
The main objective of this official acknowledgement was to put in value the collaborative work between Port de Tarragona and Tarragona Cruise Port Costa Daurada and Costa Cruises during the first season in which Tarragona has operated as base port from the company with the CostaneoRiviera and in this new season 2018 was substituted by another boat from the cruise line, Costa Victoria.
Tarragona Cruise Port Costa Daurada is headed by the Port of Tarragona and it is integrated by the Local foundation of Tarragona´s Tourism Board, the, Local foundation Costa Daurada, the Local foundation of Tourism in Costa Daurada, the Local foundation of Tourism in Reus, the chambers of commerce in Reus and Tarragona, the Association of hospitality Industry and Tourism of Tarragona and PortAventura.
Tarragona´s bet for the cruise tourism
Tarragona started its bet for the cruise tourism in the city in 2013. In this moment the objective was the consolidation of the Port of Tarragona as cruise destination.
In 2016, the Port of Tarragona assessed 22 cruise stops in cruise ships. In 2017, Tarragona registered 37 stops and 51,000 cruisers-out of them, 37,000 of traffic and 14,000 of base port-. These figures produced an economical impact in the territory of 3,9 millions of Euros.
As per recent news from Port of Tarragona in a press release, it is predicted that the 2018 season is going to be the consolidation of this bet from Port of Tarragona by the cruise tourism reaches 55 in 2018. This implies an increase of 49% with regards to 2017 in the number of stops and an increase of 56% in terms of passengers received given that it is previed that they disembark in Tarragona in 2018 a total of 80,000 passengers on board of cruiseships.
Cruises from Tarragona with Costa Cruises
The good forecasts for 2018 are due to, in good measure, in good part to the cruise line Costa Cruises, that has Tarragona as base port, that decided to change the boat that will operate this year from the Port of Tarragona, passing by Costa neoRiviera, with the capacity of 1,700, to the Costa Victoria that an host 2,300 passengers, what will suppose an important increase in the passengers that are going to reach the Port of Tarragona.
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