CRUISES

On-board security in radar

The Swiss-based MSC Cruises has now deployed a new intelligent video surveillance system that offers even greater on-board security for passengers and crew alike. TT BUREAU MSC Cruises has announced the launch of a new vanguard video surveillance system offering even greater onboard security. In another industry-first, MSC Cruises has …

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The rise of cruising in India

With an increase in desire to cruise, Indians are also looking at it as a venue for events. Peter Kollar, Head of International Training & Development, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), outlines the evolving cruise market. Last month we released our CLIA Asia Cruise Trends report for 2017 which outlined …

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Ark’s next big ‘Dream’ bash in 2018

Ark Travels has announced that it plans to host a bigger ‘Big Bang Nautical Fiesta’ next year on Dream Cruises to thank its travel partners as well as showcase Asia’s biggest luxury ship yet. HAZEL JAIN FROM SINGAPORE Ark Travels, the preferred sales agent for Star Cruises in India, recently …

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Agents need to be cruise experts

Observing that agent knowledge is a key driving factor towards client decision-making, it is only imperative that travel agents in mature markets like India become cruise experts or otherwise get left behind in the race. As cruising continues to grow in India, it’s an ideal time to have a look …

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India to harbour cruise policy

Eyeing the untapped potential of cruise tourism, the government has taken earnest steps to develop and promote this segment aggressively. A cruise tourism policy is on the cards to help ease the business and propel revenue for India from this sector as well. The Ministry of Tourism (MOT), in collaboration …

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Q Experiences in Antarctica

As part of their ‘Curated Journeys by The Q Experiences,’ Vasim Shaikh, Founder, Q Experiences, unveiled an exclusive 200-people-only trip to Antarctica. The White Continent is the first cruise line by an Indian company that will take groups to Antarctica. The 11-day expedition would start from Ushuaia, the southern-most city …

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Ark’s training for Mumbai agents

Ark Travels and United Travel Agents organised a training workshop for agents in Mumbai. It plans to take this workshop across India. Ark Travels, a B2B travel agent in India for cruise and luxury resort vacations, recently organised a training workshop for travel agents in Mumbai. The event was organised …

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Celebrity Edge woos Indians

Celebrity Cruises is eyeing the high-end Indian cruise market for its newly introduced ship – Celebrity Edge, which will begin sailing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Eastern and Western Caribbean regions in December 2018. The very popular cruise line — Celebrity Cruises — has opened early bird bookings for its …

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A-ROSA in India with STIC Travel Group

A-ROSA River Cruises has partnered with STIC Travel Group in order to introduce sailings to Eastern Europe and promote its various itineraries in the Indian market. A-ROSA offers premium experience of Eastern Europe on a river cruise. As a 4-star Plus river cruise, AROSA caters to the premium segment of …

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CLIA offers accreditation in India

Expecting the cruising business in India to grow exponentially, the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) in association with Singapore Tourism Board, is now offering its accreditation programme for travel agents in India. HAZEL JAIN Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), a US-based cruise industry trade association, in partnership with Singapore Tourism …

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