Economic Reach Beyond the Piers

New York area tourism-related businesses, such as travel agencies, airlines, hotels, etc., received approximately $369 million, or 30% of the cruise ship industry’s direct expenditures in our area.

Another $520 million, 42% of direct expenditures, was spent with businesses in five additional business segments, including food processors, textile and apparel manufacturers, and petroleum refiners and distributors within the nonmanufacturing sector.

The remaining 28% of direct expenditures in New York also impacted many other industries throughout the state including law firms, business service companies such as computer services, software consulting and marketing, manufacturers of products such as security equipment, and performing arts and entertainment establishments.