Volume 16, 2nd edition – The Cruise Industry in Asia Pacific

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The cruise industry is booming. Europe and North America are the two main markets for cruises, and Asia should not stay behind. With the immense growth in this tourism segment, Asia could benefit and promote a new route through its destinations what Europe and North America can’t provide. Singapore and Hong Kong were the main ports for European and American lines, now with further expansion in ports throughout Asia, many enthusiasm is coming from the Asian market. This is just the beginning of Asia and the cruise industry, but certainly not the end.

In this issue of Issues & Trends statistical facts will be given about the cruise industry. Moreover, comparison between the European and North American market will describe what the important factors are for Asia to experience a bigger growth. Other niche markets, strategies and predictions will be given to promote the cruise industry in Asia.