Extracts Cairns Post February 2017.
The Letter to the Editor from Elvis Ashwell, a bus driver and tour operator who makes his living from the sector reports the following on the 21st February 2017.
A reader confirms the losses incurred to the local industry operators due the cancellation of the Radiance of the Sea's. Unfortunately, the cruise season operates during the tropical north's wet season and it is not uncommon for the cruise ships to cancel their visit to Yorkeys Knob.
The note below from a reader is ready to dispute the earnings lost, even though the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) regularly releases reports to the industry on passenger spends. Many of the anti-port development minority appear to be politically motivated by the Green-left, espousing information not based on any facts, simply opposing the port development based on an irrational decision.