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Asia 'an emerging cruise ship market'

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1 February 2010

Travelling to Asia may become more popular in the future, with leading operators looking to explore growth opportunities on the continent.

This is the suggestion of Carolyn Spencer Brown, editor-in-chief at Cruise Critic, who said that organisations will try to attract custom from these countries, as well as expand their itineraries to the region.

"It's definitely an emerging market; Costa and Royal Caribbean are battling it out there to be leaders in terms of sourcing Chinese passengers," she remarked.

However, Ms Brown added, it is unlikely to become a lucrative high-growth business as many Asian people "don't necessarily see 'boats' as desirable vacation vehicles".

Despite this, the number of tourists visiting is going to increase, she explained, with Shanghai and Beijing both attracting large amounts of interest.

Her comments came after annual Cruise Shipping Miami organiser UBM International Media revealed last month that it will be arranging an inaugural Asian event in Singapore in November next year.

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