Seatrade Cruise Asia 2016...
Seatrade Cruise Asia is an annual cruise industry event purely focussed on Asia. The event took place 12-13 May 2016 at the Busan Port International Passenger Terminal in Busan, Korea and featured a showcase exhibition, conference and travel agent training.
It is widely predicted that demand for cruising in Asia will continue to grow, both as a source market for cruise passengers and as a key destination for cruise ship deployment. Seatrade Cruise Asia looked at the opportunities for expanding cruise sales across the region and the variation in tastes for the individual Asian source markets, and how the product can be adapted to address these tastes. It also focussed on the current pattern of cruise ship deployment in the region and the opportunities for developing new itineraries and new destinations.
The 2016 exhibition saw destinations, tourism authorities, cruise associations, tour operators, port agents and suppliers networkeir products and services to cruise industry professionals in Asia.
The conference focussed on the growing momentum for cruise tourism in Asia, the expansion of the cruise fleet now operating in Asian waters, and the opportunities and challenges this represents for the region.
Seatrade Cruise Asia 2016 provided participants with numerous networking opportunities with key industry stakeholders including delegate luncheons, a welcome reception and the gala dinner.