The US Virgin Islands is determined to position itself as the No. 1 tourism destination in the Caribbean by employing robust public-private partnerships.

‘Asia is a region of mammoth proportions, dynamic cultural variances, huge source market opportunity and challenging operating constraints so what needs to be done to propel Asia Pacific into becoming the second largest source market in the world, and maybe even challenging for the top spot?’

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has teamed up with Tourism Northern Territory to introduce a new education option for its travel agent members focussed on Australia’s Top End.

Greece and Turkey could be facing serious issues if new cruise destinations are not developed or if saturation issues are not dealt with at existing ones.

Cruise tourism in Asia has been identified as one of the fastest-growing sectors in tourism development, with the number of passengers increasing by an estimated annual average of 33%, from 775,000 in 2012 to nearly 4.26m in 2018.

Joseph Boschulte, commissioner designee for the US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, will be encouraging a 'refresh' of USVI's tourism product and urging cruise lines to consider St. Croix a distinct destination with its own special attributes.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has commited to the United Nations Global LGBTI Standards of Conduct for Business, a set of five codes of conduct created to protect lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people from discrimination across business sectors.

Stuart Newman, whose public relations savvy has buoyed leading cruise line and tourism accounts including Carnival, Holland America, Costa and the Florida Keys for decades, died Sunday in Miami. He was 96.

The Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association formed a new media partnership with Follow Me Network, a creative production company that features destinations and travel opportunities, with a global platform and audience of more than 100m people per month.

The Australian Cruise Association has reappointed its ceo Jill Abel for a further three years, taking her term to July 2022.

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