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Conference programme for Seatrade Cruise Asia 2016 announced

The conference for Seatrade Cruise Asia 2016 taking place in Busan May 12-13, sees cruise line executives discussing the potential for Asian source markets, the diversity of Asia's cruise industry and whether we can expect to see more Asian new entrants in the market.

The opening session entitled ‘Korea and the Wider Asian Market’  will also focus on how the economies can maximise the benefits of cruise tourism, and the nature and scale of the opportunity for Asian shipyards in cruise ship construction and refurbishment.

The Future Geography of Cruise Tourism in Asia session will discuss the stand out Asian hubs, as the industry seeks new ports and fresh itineraries, ask if new infrastructure investment in Asia is keeping pace with demand and will the new lower price of fuel affect deployment decisions in the region?

Separate workshops will focus on topics including Terminal Design, Supplying Cruise Ships in Asia and the Cruise Line-Port Relationship.
A Growing the Asian Source Market session will see panalists discuss which are the strongest prospective markets for cruise sales growth in Asia, product distribution, as the market matures, how soon and on what scale will Asians choose to cruise outside their region and how should the destinations outside prepare for an influx of Asian cruisers?

Hosted by Busan Port Authority, Busan Metropolitan City, Korea Tourism Organization and Korea Marine Leisure Network, Seatrade Cruise Asia will take place at the Busan International Passenger Terminal in Busan, Korea. The event will feature a showcase exhibition, conference and travel agent training. Speakers will be announced soon.