Aberdeen targets to develop as ‘world class’ cruise destination

Published on : Friday, December 15, 2017

cruise tourismAberdeen is getting ready to place itself as a world-class cruise destination.


And it hopes that the new deepwater harbor of the city would lure cruise vessels with up to 5,000 passengers and crew members on board.


Currently talks are underway to make sure that Aberdeen is ready to welcome the predicted influx of tourists with work ongoing to bring about a high quality package of attractions and experiences for a typically moneyed group of tourists.


Heritage, whisky and a beautiful natural environment are deemed to lure in passengers in the city and the surrounding region with VisitAberdeenshire in order to appoint a full-time project manager for the cruise industry.


But then the city’s capability to transport this number of tourists away from the new South Harbour, that is scheduled to open in 2020.


It is considered one of the ‘biggest logistical challenges’ to Aberdeen raising its share in the fastest growing cruise sector of Scotland that is already worth approximately £76 million a year.


The business engagement manager at VisitAberdeen Elaine Booth mentioned that the on the ground transport is among the greatest challenges they have been confronting with as they prepare the region to develop into a globally acclaimed cruise locale.


Some of the larger cruise ships could have up to 5,000 passengers and crew that require transport to get them from the South Harbour to their destination.


The expanded cruise business is likely to be a boon for the regional bus and taxi companies as pointed out by Aberdeen’s research.


Tags: , , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo


  • 01 AIME 2018 BB
  • 02 WTM Latin America 2018
  • 03 EMITT 2018
  • 04 AIME-2018 small
  • 05 itb-china 2018
  • 06 Central & Eastern Europe 2018
  • 06 imtm 2018
  • 06 TTF-2018
  • 07 balttour 2018
  • 07 ibtm arabia 2018
  • 08 mice-arabia 18
  • 08 OTM 2018
  • 09 The hotel shows audiarabia 18
  • 10 hotelfair 2018
  • 10 miceforum 18
  • 11 Digital Travel 2018
  • 30 PATA


Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com