China cruising set for a boom

A NEW report released this week at World Travel Market in London is predicting China to become the second largest source market for cruise pax by the year 2020, behind the US. Forecasts from the Euromonitor International Global Market Trends Report show that the percentage of global cruise passengers from Asia, currently at 7%, will jump as high as 20% in the next seven years. The report found a lack of infrastructure as the biggest factor mitigating growth, calling for government intervention to drive development of new and existing port facilities. The Asian ...
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