Businesses, tourism groups and Bantry Bay Port Company are working on a strategy which would appeal to what they call ‘a new wave of passenger’ who enjoys exclusive travel to remote places.
This emerged as the company announced they welcomed nine cruise calls in 2018 bringing over 8,000 passengers and crew to the region, with a welcome economic boost.
Cruise calls to the area have grown over the last two years and the company want that to continue, particularly by targeting the luxury traveller.
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An example this season Afloat adds was Serenissima along with a sail-trainee tallship Danmark which was an added bonus to the shipping scene.
In recent years The Port of Cork merged Bantry Bay Port and last year these ports combined achieved a turnover of more than €31m.