Cruising throughout Australia is currently becoming a popular travel option for domestic vacationers. As a result, major cruise companies are increasingly joining forces in order to offer ‘bite-sized’ breaks along the Australian coast for domestic travelers, according to GlobalData.
The firm's "Tourism Source Market Insight - Australia" report in 2019 revealed that although land significantly dominates as a form of transport, the total domestic sailings are set to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.36% from 3.9 million in 2018 to 5.1 million by 2023, holding the highest growth rate among other transport means.
Melbourne, Brisbane, and Queensland are planning port construction and developments to further aid the inbound-outbound cruise ship industry. With Australia holding the cruise industry's largest event ‘Cruise 360’ out of the Asia-Pacific for the 7th time running in 2020, the status of the destination is being promoted as a major international cruise destination.
With a highly urban population, domestic travel is now becoming more centered on regions with natural environments.