Building Asia/Pacific

The Asia Cruise Association (ACA) is a platform and tool to build the cruise industry throughout Asia both in terms of cruise terminals and shore infrastructure and passenger sourcing. ACA Chairman Rama Rebbapragada, who is also regional vice president, international of Royal Caribbean Cruises, explains how the group is engaging governments, port authorities, tourism boards and the travel trade on an industry level.

Dynamics of China

What do the numbers really mean when 50 million Chinese are travelling outside of China in 2010 and what do the Chinese think of cruising? Cruise Industry News provides some of the answers.

Shipbuilding

The world’s orderbook for new cruise ships is shrinking as ships are delivered and few new orders are being signed. Are the cruise lines risking destroying the infrastructure they have built up over 20 years?

Cruise Industry News has talked to the leading shipyards in Europe and also with Samsung in Korea, looking to break in. What will the future of shipbuilding look like?

Power of Ships

How important are new ships for market growth? Analysts and major travel agency groups share their views.

And there is more:  Stein Kruse, president and CEO of Holland America Line outlines his focus on revenue generation, thanks to the slower growth pace, and what the next generation of Holland America ships may look like; there is the updated orderbook, going through 2014; and more.

 FOR THE FULL REPORTS, READ THE AUGUST 5, 2010 ISSUE OF CRUISE INDUSTRY NEWS, THE NEWSLETTER. SEE SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION OR CLICK HERE.