Travel Weekly China's second annual CruiseWorld China will
be held at Le Royal Meridien Shanghai on March 30, 2016.
The one-day event will bring hundreds of travel agents and
cruise industry leaders together for networking, learning and discussion about
the rapidly growing cruise market in China.
“Our very first CruiseWorld China in Shanghai was such a
great success in 2015 that we are expecting a sold out event this March,” said
Bob Sullivan, president, Travel Group, Northstar Travel Group. “We’re confident
this event, with a great roster of top cruise line and industry executives, will
be as well received by the travel agent and cruise market as the first.”
Among topics to be discussed are ships launching in 2016
and new market opportunities, charter cruise sales in China, consumer trends in
the cruise industry, how technology is affecting demand, potential growth
markets, and traveler loyalty. The full roster of speakers will be confirmed soon.
“We are honored to
have so many high-level industry executives at our event,” said Susan Li, editor,
Travel Weekly China. “They recognize the importance of the travel agent
community in China and are dedicating their time to share their viewpoint on
today’s trends and issues.”
Major sponsors at CruiseWorld China include Carnival Corp.,
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Starwood
Hotels & Resorts Worldwide.
“We are excited about the CruiseWorld China event in
Shanghai,” said Rebecca Zhang, group publisher of Travel Weekly China. “It
supports our overall mission to grow and strengthen the dialogue and business relationships
between travel agents and supplier communities."
Cruise lines are making significant investments in China.
Royal Caribbean International's Ovation of the Seas, entering service this
spring, will homeport in Tianjin. Princess and Costa are building ships for the
Chinese market (the Majestic Princess will debut in 2017 and the two Costa
ships are due to enter service in 2019 and 2020). In the meantime, Costa will
have four ships based in China in 2016, and Princess will have two.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings will have ships from all three of its brands
(Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises) sailing
in Asia in 2016 and is building a ship customized for the Chinese traveler for
launch in 2017.
For more information, visit www.cruiseworld-china.com.