Social Sustainability and Supporting Small Businesses

The Comercio Amigo de los Cruceros or the “Cruises Friend Shop”, is an initiative whereby associated partners guarantee the opening of their establishments when a cruise ship with more than 300 passengers calls at Cartagena. The project features different services: tourist information at the cruise terminal, a map of the city indicating the location of traders, small businesses and tourist attractions, and a website. All this is possible thanks to the collaboration of the Cartagena Chamber of Commerce, the Cartagena City Council, the Association of the City Centre Shops, and the Port Authority of Cartagena.

"The Cruises Friend Shop has helped the renewal and survival of many small businesses in Cartagena."
Antonio Sánchez, President of the Association of the City Centre Shops in Cartagena