Cruise Ship Tourism Spikes in Saint John


SAINT JOHN, N.B. — The Saint John Port Authority recently announced more than 200,000 tourists arrived to the city by cruise ship in 2010.

According to a recent CBC News story, this is the third year numbers have climbed, which Saint John Port Authority president and CEO, Jim Quinn says might be due to growing American interest in cruises to the Maritimes.  

The foodservice and hospitality sectors are also benefiting from the record-breaking surge. Peter Stoddart, who owns a restaurant in Market Square, told the CBC he’s crediting the influx of tourists for providing steady business throughout the summer and fall season. “Which I think is good for everybody, especially in today’s economic conditions,” Stoddart said.


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