Cruise industry needs to continue operating as ‘Aussies love to cruise’

Tourism & Transport Forum CEO Margy Osmond says it is important for the cruise industry to continue operating because “it is a five billion dollar a year industry” and “Aussies love to cruise”.

“The bottom line here is that people have been given the option now to cruise, knowing that what will happen on board that ship has been done in conjunction with the health authorities,” she told Sky News host Chris Smith.

“That’s the most important part of this.”

Ms Osmond said the other critical part is getting the ships out again and “circulating around the Australian coast”.

“For so many regional communities, these ships represent an enormous surge of income back into their tourism income.”

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