Dalian: Early results to our online cruise poll launched this week make very clear that Chinese destinations are failing in their efforts to promote western consumers to cruise in China or to attract international lines to visit Chinese destinations. Fully 96% of respondents were of this opinion. Another clear-cut point of view emerging from the survey is that around three quarters of those polled believe Chinese crews are not at all ready for the likely build up of a Chinese cruiseship fleet.
In the run up to the big regional cruise event, Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific 2012, we have launched a unique online survey on the potential of cruise shipping in China. The poll takes under five minutes to complete and by entering you stand a chance to win a pass to Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific 2012 or a free subscription to both SinoShip magazine and the soon-to-launch SinoCruise magazine. All but one of the questions in the survey are simple yes or no answers designed not to waste your time, however we have added in comment panels by each question for those that want to expand their point of view.
Commented SinoCruise’s editorial director, Sam Chambers, “Early results for the survey, which will run for another three weeks, show China has a lot of work to do to get up to speed on the cruise map.”
One lucky respondent to this poll will gain a pass to the UBM-organised Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific worth $995. Another three people will win subscriptions to our titles.
Held from September 17 to 18 at the Marina Bay Cruise Centre in Singapore Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific is a trade conference and exhibition organised by UBM, the organisers of Cruise Shipping Miami, the premier cruise industry event, Marintec China and Sea Japan. The conference will cover topics including the State of the Asian Cruise Industry, Terminal Design, Destination Planning and more and include speakers from the international cruise industry including Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Foster + Partners, Hong Kong and many more. To view the complete program and to register click here. [24/08/12]