SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Two consultants says Savannah is well positioned to take advantage of growth in the cruise ship industry.
Consultants Bruno Ramos and Charles Towsley of Miami gave the assessment to a Savannah task force. The city has awarded a $129,500 contract to the consulting firm BEA to do a market study about Savannah's potential to be a home port or a port of call for a cruise ship.
Alderman Tony Thomas told the Savannah Morning News that the study will be a blueprint for building a cruise-ship business in Savannah.
Charleston, S.C., brought in a Carnival ship last year that makes cruises to the Bahamas and Key West, Fla. Officials estimate it brings in $70 million annually in spending.