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Costa Group: Over 63,000 Jobs Generated In Europe

Cruises confirm their positive contribution to the European and Italian economy. In particular, the Costa Group, a leader in this sector, both in Europe and China, with 3,2 million guests, generated a total economic impact in 2018 of EUR12,6 billion in Europe, creating over 63,000 full-time equivalent jobs.

These figures emerge from a study conducted by Deloitte & Touche, the University of Genoa and the University of Hamburg, presented in September at the Genoa Boat Show.

Shipbuilding is the most significant activity in terms of the Costa Group's economic impact at European level, with around EUR4,5 billion and over 20,000 jobs, thanks to a fleet expansion plan that provides for the arrival of seven new ships by 2023, two of which are already in service.

Also particularly significant is the income generated by the spending made by guests during the various calls, amounting on average to EUR74,60 per passenger in every European port visited by the company's ships.

Furthermore, as a confirmation of the importance of the sector in promoting local tourism, 60 percent of guests say they want to return to the destinations visited.