Regional Tourism

As demand for cruise continues to grow, so does deployment and commitment to the Asian region from cruise lines. However, as demand continues to increase, so do the questions on sustainability.

Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific will put a focus on the challenges and opportunities facing ports and destinations across the region.

Asia Ports and Destinations: The Development Trends, Challenges and Future Plans

Thursday 25 October | 10:30 - 12:30

The current trend for deployment in Asia is on the upwards curve; with destinations expected to 7,169 throughout 2018 -  a 28% increase over the last two years. However, in order for the cruise market to continue to grow, establishing a future which can sustain this is key.

From longer vacations, more transit ports, adopting fly-cruise, venturing internationally, improved yields and on board revenues, to differentiating brands, expanding distribution and freedom to travel, there is plenty up for debate. This session will provide a provide a chance to analyse current trends; identfying challenges to sustainability and explore opportunities leverage growth.

Ports, Destinations and Service Providers Workshop - Creating a Cruise Destination Network

Thursday 25 October | 13:30 - 15:30

A collaboration between Luis de Carvalho, CEO B&A Europe and Seatrade, this workshop session is set to be a must-attend for all parts of the regional cruise tourism market.

The session itself will give participants the opportunity to analyse examples of established  cruise networks from around the world and the positive impact they have on both their cruise business growth, but also regional development.  Expect to hear actionable insight on not just how these networks work, but also why they are important; who should be involved and what needs to happen t make them successful.

Reimagining Shorex

Thursday 25 October | 15:45 - 16:30

The traveller of today is constantly evolving. Experience-led and digital bred, keeping up with the pace of modern life is a critical factor in creating successful and dynamic Shorex. 

As cruise tourism begins to imbed its roots into Asia, the global industry is continuing to learn not just what domestic cruise-lovers want from their Shorex, but also how to deliver it. This session will dive into the most innovative Shorex offerings currently on the books and invite conversation on where the road now leads for Asia Pacific.