Luigi Filoramo

Cruises confirm their positive contribution to the European and Italian economy. In particular, the Costa Group, a leader in this sector, both in Europe and China, with 3.2 million guests, generated a total economic impact in 2018 of 12.6 billion euros in Europe, creating over 63,000 full-time equivalent jobs.

These figures emerge from a study conducted by Deloitte & Touche, the University of Genoa and the University of Hamburg, presented today at the Genoa Boat Show, with the participation of the Undersecretary of the Italian Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, Roberto Traversi, the Director of Communication, Training and Youth Policies of the Liguria Region, Ilaria Cavo, the Mayor of Genoa, Marco Bucci, the Mayor of Savona, Ilaria Caprioglio, the General Secretary of the Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority, Marco Sanguineri, and the President of Confitarma, Mario Mattioli.

“Cruises bring value and wealth to the cities and countries where they operate that go well beyond the common perception. Every euro spent by our Group, by our guests or by our crew has a multiplying effect, creating a virtuous circle that can positively transform the local economy, guaranteeing continuity and strengthening economic stability.” – says Neil Palomba, President of Costa Cruises. – “The aim of our study is precisely to quantify this value, focusing on Europe and Italy, where we are a leader and have an established historical presence, so that more informed development programs can be built with the communities of our ports of call”.

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