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Port Saint John released updated economic impact figures for the cruise sector in New Brunswick earlier this week, which according to a statement, show total annual impact from the cruise industry in New Brunswick has risen from $41.5 million per year to $49.9 million per year, an increase of 20 percent.

The total impact, according to the port, included direct spending by cruise lines, passengers, and crew in New Brunswick of $21.5 million, 298 direct jobs in the Province, and $12.5 million in personal income.

“This economic impact study reinforces the importance of the cruise sector in the Province of New Brunswick, and, it highlights the fact that while the ships come to the Port, it is the entire region that make this destination successful for visitors,” said Jim Quinn President & CEO of Port Saint John.

“Our Board of Directors is pleased with the close relationships our Port management has established with the cruise industry and look forward to a continued strong presence in this important sector,” said Philip Brewer, Chair of the Board for Port Saint John.