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THE cruise industry is one of the fastest growing in the country.

THE cruise industry is one of the fastest growing in the country.

It is also the most popular segment of the worldwide travel and leisure industry, according to chief executive of Mediterranean Shipping Company, Pierfrancesco Vago.

He said the industry would contribute to the creation of more than a million direct jobs in South Africa.

Vago was speaking during the welcoming of the ship, Sinfonia, after it arrived in Durban on its maiden voyage to South Africa.

Vago said in three decades the company had experienced a phenomenal increase in passenger bookings from an estimated 1,4million in 1980 to more than 15,4million this year. - Canaan Mdletshe

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