Azores cruise traffic to rise

in World · 17-01-2020 01:00:00 · 2 Comments

Cruise tourism in the Azores is expected to see another rise in passenger numbers during 2020, with several ships making inaugural stops to the islands.

According to the Ports of the Azores, passenger numbers are to increase by 28 percent and the number of scheduled stops in the islands is to rise by 25 percent
In a press release, the port authority said that “around 177 calls of ships from various significant international operators” are planned for this year in the archipelago’s ports while in 2019, the region received 142 calls, representing a 25 percent increase.
As for passengers, it is expected that in 2020, around 190,000 cruise ship tourists will pass through the region, 28 percent mo-re than the 160,000 seen the previous year.
The company that manages the port structures in the Azores also pointed out that there will be inaugural calls of several ships on several islands, pointing to “the growth in the number of calls at the islands of Pico, Graciosa, São Jorge and Santa Maria”.


Tourism = Terrorism

By Paulo from Other on 27-01-2020 04:57

It's a good thing that tourism is growing in the Azores. It will bring money to the archipelago. This is a good for the locals.
However, facilities and accompanying businesses must keep up with the demand to provide adequate services for the visitors. This makes the economy grow. It is capitalism at its best.
Good for the Azores.

By Marc J. Moniz from USA on 21-01-2020 03:25
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