Portland showcased as premier cruise destination

PORTLAND was showcased as a premier regional cruise destination at Australia’s biggest cruise conference in Western Australia this month.

Glenelg Shire Council met some of the world’s biggest cruise operators at the Australian Cruise Conference in Broome, where industry heavyweights consulted on the future of the world’s fastest growing tourism sector.

Mayor Anita Rank said Portland was showcased with a glossy new brochure supported by a promotional video highlighting the region’s vast tourism assets.

“The cruise ship industry is anticipated to experience between three to five percent growth over the next decade with 100 new cruise ships currently being built,” Ms Rank said.

“This adds to more than 300 cruise ships currently operating around the world.

“It was evident at the conference Portland has a premier product to offer, with access to some of Australia’s major tourist attractions, including the Great Ocean Road, Coonawarra Wine Region and Grampians National Park.

“This is in addition to on-shore

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