Cruise ports make waves

THE NEW Asia Cruise Terminal Association aims to grow its ASEAN membership, which now comprises only Singapore, the Philippines and Vietnam.

The association was initiated by the Singapore Cruise Centre (SCC) and Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Development Company. China, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan are its other members.

SCC chairman Soo Kok Leng said a concerted effort to develop cruising infrastructure in Asia was needed, as “cruise liners, when planning their itineraries, are guided by how marketable the destinations are”.

He urged: “It would be to everyone’s benefit to be a part of this forum, as we work towards…building our region into the Caribbean of the East.”

– Full story in TTG Asia

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