Cruise Conference Planned for Sunshine Coast in 2017

September 14, 2016

The highly successful event – the 21st annual cruise conference will sail into the Sunshine Coast in 2017. 

Reinforcing the region’s reputation as one of the fastest growing port destinations in the country, the event is anticipated to attract around 140 people
in September next year.

The event attracts leading national and international cruise executives and representatives from the supply side of the cruise sector – shore excursion
operators, port authorities, providores, shipping agents and tour businesses. The conference, AGM and associated functions will be held in Mooloolaba
at host venues Mantra Mooloolaba Beach and The Surf Club Mooloolaba.

Visit Sunshine Coast (VSC) CEO, Simon Latchford, said that hosting the Australian Cruise Association event was timely as the Sunshine Coast has gone from
strength to strength as a popular destination for cruise itineraries, welcoming more than 24,000 passengers over the past two years.

Eight cruise ships from three different cruise lines have dropped anchor off Mooloolaba since July last year and in that short period of time the Sunshine
Coast region has earned a reputation both domestically and internationally as a cruise ship stopover destination of choice.

Article Source: Travel Weekly





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