Beyond pre- and post-cruise stays, there are other opportunities for hotels to bring cruise passengers in.
Chinese cruise enterprises are encouraged to design a variety of nowhere cruises to accommodate various tastes and needs.
This will be a wide-ranging partnership covering from product development to sales and marketing.
Costa Cruises has always been confident in the potential of China's cruise market, although players like Skysea Cruise Line are leaving the market.
About 10.4% of the world’s cruise passengers originate from the Asia Pacific region of which 60% are Chinese.
2018 witnessed the first time in 13 years that both the numbers of cruises and inbound and outbound cruise passengers in China have seen a decline.
Genting Cruise Lines plans to begin serving a new 200,000 tons-class cruise ship in 2021 and will accommodate up to 9,500 passengers to make it the world’s most capacity.
Heritage Group will own 85 percent of Abercrombie & Kent, while Geoffrey Kent, the current chairman and CEO, will take a 15 percent stake.
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