Cruise tourist expected to flourish in Taiwan: Princess Cruises executive

 

Taiwan has great prospective in cruise tourism thanks to growing travel interest in this part of the world, a senior executive from Princess Cruises said Thursday in announcing that Keelung Port in northern Taiwan will function as among the home ports for the cruise liner next year.

 

Trey Hickey, senior vice president of global sales for Princess Cruises, said the marketplace has been proliferating in Taiwan because of its ideal geographic location which makes it easy to travel to other Asian countries.

 

People from the West or the Middle East, who recognize with cruise travel, have actually been getting much easier access to Taiwan recently, which has made it a smart choice for them to fly to then take cruise trips in Asia, stated Hickey.

 

"Geographically, Taiwan has a position and a perfect location in the cruise company," Hickey said in a press conference in Taipei.

 

The fact that Taiwan has close ties with China, which could become the world's biggest cruise tourist market by 2020 and enjoys over 4 million clients, also puts Taiwan in a useful position, Hickey stated.

 

The cruise liner is expected to carry over 100,000 passengers in 2017, when it will add Keelung to its list of home ports in Asia, which also includes ports in China, Japan and Singapore, he stated.

 

Princess Cruises stated it also anticipates the number of its annual passengers to and from Taiwan to exceed 70,000 this year.According to stats compiled by the Taiwan International Ports Corporation, global cruise ships made a total of 610 drop in Taiwan in 2015, a 20 percent year-on-year boost.

 

The variety of cruise travelers is expected to exceed 250,000 in 2012, it included.Princess Cruises is a brand name under the Carnival Corporation & plc, an international cruise company and one of the largest vacation business on the planet.

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Some comments on Taiwan social networks at the time questioned whether a precedent was being set of Taiwanese abroad being "eliminated" by China, drawing a parallel with the case of five booksellers in Hong Kong who briefly went missing out on in strange scenarios.

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Some comments on Taiwan social networks at the time questioned whether a precedent was being set of Taiwanese abroad being "eliminated" by China, drawing a parallel with the case of five booksellers in Hong Kong who briefly went missing out on in strange scenarios.

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Some comments on Taiwan social networks at the time questioned whether a precedent was being set of Taiwanese abroad being "eliminated" by China, drawing a parallel with the case of five booksellers in Hong Kong who briefly went missing out on in strange scenarios.

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