The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), which encompasses the vast majority of companies that carry out transoceanic cruises, estimates that by the end of July or the beginning of August 2022, 100% of its members will have managed to normalize their activity.
This forecast is raised at the Seatrade Cruise Global conference, the main world event for the cruise industry, which began this Monday at the Miami Beach Convention Center, in the United States.
Exhibitors from 140 countries participate in the conference, in an optimistic environment for the first time since the pandemic broke out in 2020, reported a Forbes Central America publication.
In this sense, the president of the Autonomous Executive Port Commission (CEPA), Federico Anliker, along with representatives of the Ministry of Tourism, the Foreign Ministry and the Maritime Port Authority attended the event, in order to attract more tourists to the country.
On previous dates, Anliker assured that in the remainder of 2022, he expects the arrival of another 12 cruise ships at national ports.
The focus of the four-day conference will be the «State of the Industry», a panel that took place this Tuesday to present the current situation of the sector and reveal the prospects for the future.
The Seatrade Cruise Global is the first face-to-face update of a sector of global importance, which in 2019, before the pandemic debacle, employed 1.2 million people and contributed $155 billion to the world economy.
On the other hand, the conference will also serve to analyze the lessons learned during the desert crossing, especially in terms of health security, and learn about the technological and other innovations that have emerged in recent years.