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Newspaper Cites UMaine Economists’ Cruise Line Study

An article in the Portland Press Herald about the beginning of the cruise line season in Maine noted that a University of Maine School of Economics and UMaine Cooperative Extension study of the economic benefits of cruise line visits to Maine ports is substantial. The 2008 study found that 47,000 passengers from 31 ships added $5.8 million to $8 million to Greater Portland’s economy that year. Each cruise passenger spent $80.51 to $109.68 while in port, economists Todd Gabe and Jim McConnon found.

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