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April cruise trends: Significant changes in booking window for cruise travel

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 4, 2020 19:20

CruiseTrends report for the month of April 2020 was released today. This report details a picture of consumer behavior for cruise ship travel for April 2020. Cruise experts have mined ... Read More

Getting sick or injured remains top concern for cruise tourists

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 17, 2020 01:21

The new annual cruise survey of roughly 2,072 U.S. respondents revealed that getting sick or injured before or during a cruise remains the top concern for travelers. Health-related issues also ... Read More

Barcelona to raise tourist tax in 2020

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 23, 2019 23:55

Barcelona city authorities are planning to raise the tourist tax next year. These plans have already received general support. In order for these measures to take effect, it is necessary ... Read More

Emirates’ new remote check-in terminal provides seamless connections for cruise passengers

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 13, 2019 01:47

Emirates' first remote terminal with check-in counters, located at Port Rashid, will provide seamless connections for cruise customers, by allowing passengers who are disembarking from their cruise ships to check-in ... Read More

Do you speak the secret language of the cruise industry?

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- October 26, 2019 01:38

Every industry has its own special vocabulary, and cruising is no different, say the cruise travel experts. This cruising-specific lingo defines the ships, their amenities and itineraries, plus a variety ... Read More

Caribbean tourism records robust 12% growth in the first quarter of 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- June 7, 2019 16:06

Spurred on by a 24 percent rise in arrivals from the United States, the Caribbean recorded a healthy 12 percent increase in tourist arrivals during the first quarter of 2019, ... Read More

Puerto Rico Tourism hungry for good news: Today best news in 8 years

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 5, 2019 08:12

Puerto Rico is hungry for good news after the island's tourism industry came to an all-time low after a devastating hurricane hit. Today at the IPW 2019 in Anaheim, Discover ... Read More

Korea’s Busan to boost Culture Capital status with new entertainment venues

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 20, 2019 17:50

Principal Korean port city Busan is set to further expand its arts and entertainment facilities over the next three years in response to growing demand for the coastal metropolis as ... Read More

Montréal to welcome over 113,000 cruise passengers in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 19:05

In 2019, 24 cruise ships representing 17 different companies will make 76 stops in the Port of Montréal. In total, they will bring more than 113,000 passengers and crew members ... Read More

CLIA: Taiwan shines as surprising hotspot for cruise industry in Asia

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 23:08

Cruise market is prospering in Asia, among which Taiwan shines as a surprising hotspot for the industry. According to CLIA survey, cruising has become the fastest growing leisure travel option ... Read More

Tourism boom: Travelers visit Puerto Rico at an unprecedented pace

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 30, 2019 00:20

Discover Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico's first-ever Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), announced today that 2019 Q1 lodging demand is on par with 2017 Q1 levels just fourteen months post-hurricane Maria, signaling ... Read More

Antigua and Barbuda strengthens its partner relations for win-win solutions for the upcoming cruise season 2019/2020

editor editor- April 12, 2019 18:33

Antigua & Barbuda’s Tourism Delegation led by the Hon. H. Charles Fernandez held a series of meetings with the country’s critical cruise line Partners  at Seatrade Cruise Global, the cruise ... Read More

Sea cruise 2019-2020: What is the Italian trend?

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- April 12, 2019 00:24

Sea cruising in Italy is starting to grow again, aligning itself with the international trend. This is the message of the president of Cemar Agency Network of Genoa, who presented ... Read More

Reunion Island breaks tourist arrivals record

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- April 2, 2019 02:08

Despite a difficult end to the year, 2018 was profitable and even historic for Reunion tourism as more than 574,000 outside visitors were welcomed . This is 4.1% more than ... Read More

Air Partner appoints Ed Warner as non-executive Chair

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 1, 2019 06:01

Ed Warner has been appointed as Non-Executive Chair of the Air Partners as of April 1, 2019. Ed will also chair the Nomination Committee and join the Remuneration Committee. Ed Warner ... Read More

Jamaica is PATWA’s Destination of the Year

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 7, 2019 20:05

Jamaica was today presented with the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association’s (PATWA) International Travel Award for Destination of the Year, in Berlin, Germany. Speaking at the ceremony, Tourism Minister Hon. ... Read More

Blue Mountain Coffee for Jamaica’s Cruise Visitors

editor editor- March 4, 2019 21:32

All cruise passengers disembarking at Jamaica’s main ports will soon be treated to a cup of Jamaica’s world famous Blue Mountain Coffee. The Ministry of Tourism is currently in discussions ... Read More

Jamaica’s Cruise Tourism earns J$22.6 billion

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 28, 2019 18:21

Preliminary data from the Statistical Institute of Jamaica shows that cruise tourism has seen an almost 300% increase in earnings over the last ten years. In 2008, the sector earned ... Read More

Budapest Airport welcomes Shanghai Airlines

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- February 22, 2019 18:20

Budapest Airport is delighted to announce another momentous enhancement in its route network development, with the confirmation that Shanghai Airlines, in partnership with China Eastern Airlines, will launch a three ... Read More

Port St. Maarten surpassed 1.5 million cruise passengers last year

editor editor- February 7, 2019 02:34

Port St. Maarten welcomed a total of 1,597,101 cruise passengers on 489 cruise calls in 2018, reflecting a 29% increase in visitor arrivals year-over-year. The acclaimed cruise port saw a ... Read More

Cruise tourism benefits Western Cape

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- January 28, 2019 21:19

The MS Queen Elizabeth and the MSC Musica luxury cruise liners docked at Cape Town harbour on Friday, January 18, bringing a wave of economic opportunities to the city’s shores ... Read More

Record-setting year: Saint Lucia welcomes over 1.2 million visitors in 2018

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 23, 2019 16:25

Saint Lucia has recorded its best performance ever in visitor arrivals, as it welcomed 1,218,294 visitors in 2018. That number represents a 10.2% increase over 2017, which was also a ... Read More

Royal Caribbean cruise ship forced into U-turn after hundreds of passengers get sick

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- January 11, 2019 03:45

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's Oasis of the Seas cruise ship was forced to return to homeport after Norovirus outbreak sickened almost 300 cruise passengers on board. Prior to forced U-turn, ... Read More

Reunion Island welcomes 7,000 cruise passengers in one go

Alain St.Ange Alain St.Ange- January 8, 2019 01:35

Two cruise ships at Reunion Island were seen as a big success to have successfully handled 7,000 visitors in the one go. Read More

Caribbean Tourism leader partners with FITUR 2019

editor editor- December 28, 2018 23:17

The country, a tourism leader in the Caribbean, with 6.2 million tourists in 2017, will have a large showcase to promote the destination, adding its brand to the FITUR brand. Read More

Cruise line celebrates Silver Anniversary in Singapore

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 18, 2018 17:20

Genting Cruise Lines celebrated its silver anniversary with a special event held on board Genting Dream in Singapore on 14 December to commemorate the very first sailing of Langkapuri Star ... Read More

Crystal expands theme cruise topics In 2014

editor editor- June 19, 2013 03:44

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Crystal Cruises is expanding its 2014 Experiences of Discovery theme cruise program with six new themes. Read More

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines sued over norovirus outbreak

editor editor- June 18, 2013 02:24

Cruise passengers are taking legal action after a ship departing from Liverpool was hit by vomiting bug norovirus. Read More

New cruise terminal expected to be a boon for Kowloon malls

editor editor- June 12, 2013 07:45

HONG KONG - The Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, which opens today, will be a magnet for attracting big-spending visitors, say retail landlords and travel industry operators. Read More

Record number of cruise ships will call into the UK this year

editor editor- June 7, 2013 08:24

LONDON, England - Figures have revealed that 860 cruises are currently scheduled to depart from British shores, up 3%. Read More

UNWTO: Caribbean international tourist arrivals to hit 30 million by 2030

editor editor- May 18, 2013 08:06

International tourist arrivals to the Caribbean region are projected to reach 30 million by the year 2030, according to the Tourism Towards 2030 forecast from the UN World Tourism Organization. Read More

Princess Cruises announces 2014 Europe and Alaska itineraries

editor editor- March 15, 2013 05:32

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - Princess Cruises has just released details for its 2014 sailings in Alaska and Europe, continuing to offer passengers the very best of each region. Read More

Crystal reports surge in advance cruise bookings

editor editor- February 27, 2013 06:21

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Crystal Cruises reports a dramatic 38% increase in advance bookings and an increase of $93 million in revenue over the same time last year. Read More