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Cruise visitors
New city tours
The prospect of up to a million people stopping off in Santa Cruz on cruise ships during the coming winter season, which starts next month, has spurred the city authorities into action in a bid to persuade as many as possible to visit the capital.

09.09.2012 - The local Business Development Agency acknowledges that very little is currently being done by way of organised or themed tours, which mean that visitors are left very much to their own devices on arrival. The Agency is doing some brainstorming at present to come up with ideas for tours, but is not the only one to explore the possibilities. A city travel agent is already in talks with a cruise company to promote Carnival-themed guided visits and if the model takes off, others will follow, said Antonio Olivera, the BDAs general manager, who added that Sunday opening was an issue still to be resolved to make Santa Cruz more attractive to cruise passengers and crew.

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