China to formulate cruise guidelines

Beijing: Our new sister site Asia Cruise News reports today that China will start the compilation of a new guidance on the development of the cruise industry from the end of February, with the work scheduled to be completed in October this year. The Ministry of Transport and National Tourism Administration has appointed China Cruise & Yacht Industry Association (CCYIA) to work on the project.

According to Zheng Weihang, vice president of CCYIA, the guidance will include general planning of the mark positioning, goals and routes for the cruise industry in China between 2014 and 2025.

“The cruise industry is facing a rapid development, China needs a national-level cruise plan to complete the cruise industry chain and prevent waste of resources and vicious competition,” Zheng said. He also predicts that cruise passenger volume will doubled in 2014.

Asia Cruise News launched last week and delivers daily updates from 20 correspondents based from Dubai to Tokyo. [24/02/14]

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