SECAUCUS, N.J. — MSC Cruises CEO Gianni Onorato will join Carnival Corp. CEO Arnold Donald; Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings CEO Frank Del Rio; and Zinan
Liu, president of the China and North Asia Pacific region for Royal Caribbean
International, as a speaker at CruiseWorld China.
MSC Cruises, Carnival Corp., Royal Caribbean International and Norwegian Cruise Line are all major sponsors of the first
CruiseWorld China, a conference that will bring together cruise industry
leaders and travel agents for a day of presentations and networking.
The event, hosted by Travel Weekly China, will be held Oct. 12 at Le Royal Meridien
MSC Cruises announced its participation as a Diamond Sponsor Sept. 10.
"We are delighted to welcome MSC Cruises as a valued partner of
CruiseWorld China," said Bob Sullivan, president of the Northstar Travel
Media Travel Group (which includes Travel Weekly). "This is an
exclusive event in China where travel agents and industry executives can
connect with the industry's most influential cruise companies."
Frank Del Rio
“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," Susan Li, editor
of Travel Weekly China, said of the speakers.
Among topics at CruiseWorld Asia are how technology is
changing consumer demand, consumer loyalty and growth trends for the China
Travel Weekly will
produce its annual CruiseWorld conference in Fort Lauderdale in November.
This report was updated Sept. 10.