Cruise shipping is the 'good news' story of the Queensland tourism industry. During 2010-11, the sector made a significant contribution to Queensland's tourism industry and 2011-12 saw double figure growth in the number of cruise ships visiting our ports with projections for the 2012-13 season giving an even brighter outlook.
Queensland's many ports welcomed more than 300 cruise ship visits during 2011-12. During the past year Tourism and Events Queensland has been actively pitching Queensland through a range of trade activities in a bid to attract new cruise ships to the state.
Tourism and Events Queensland also conducted cruise forums to ensure the Queensland tourism industry is well equipped to service the growing cruise shore excursion requirements into the future.