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CCYIA Releases Top 10 News of Chinese Cruise Industry in 201

2018-01-05 11:15 From:未知
CCYIAreleased ten thehottestnews ofChinesecruise industry in 2017 on January 3, 2018. I President Xi Jinping addresses cruise industry for the third time In front of President Xi Jinping and Italian presidentSergio Mattarella, CSSC on February 22, 20

CCYIA released ten the hottest news of Chinese cruise industry in 2017 on January 3, 2018.


I President Xi Jinping addresses cruise industry for the third time

In front of President Xi Jinping and Italian presidentSergio Mattarella, CSSC on February 22, 2017 signed MoU Agreement for Construction of Chinese First Large-scale Domestic Cruise with Carnival Cruise Line and Fincantieri.

It is thethird time for President Xi Jinpingto express his concern about cruise industry in the past four years. President and his fellows visitedPhoenix Island International Cruise Terminal in Sanya on April 10, 2013 when he proposed cruise-benefits-the-country-and-citizensstrategic thinking for the first time. While in the second time, President Xi and Prime Minister of UKCameron on October 21, 2015 witnessed CSSC and China Investment Corporation signed joint-ventureagreement with Carnival Group to establish a luxury cruisecompany.


II Cruise business starts to play a role ofpeople-to-people diplomacy

Since March 15, 2017, many international cruise companies operating Northeast Asia line business in China haverefused to berth at Korean ports, which acted against the deployment of THAAD by Korea.According to incomplete statistics, CCYIAcanceled more than 300 cruise voyage by the end of 2017.

As theSino-Philippines relations getting improved, those international cruise companies opened China-Philippine lines at the beginning ofNovember.


III Six large-scale centralenterprises march in cruise industry

According to statistics by CCYIA on November 6, 2017, six of ninety eight big centralenterprises have started to march in cruiseindustry; they are CSSC, CSIC, China Merchants Group, China Communications Construction Company, Ltd., CTS, China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited. Besides, many groups expressed their intentions to march in the whole cruiseindustry chain.


IV CCS12 kicks off grandly 

CCS12 kicked off in Sanya, Hainan onNovember 5-7, 2017. It was jointly sponsored by the People’sGovernment of Hainan Province and China Communications andTransportation Association,jointly organized by CCYIA, Tourism Development Committee of Hainan Province and Municipal People’sGovernment of Sanya. And five centralministries and commissions—China National Tourism Administration, Ministry of Transport ofPeople’s Republic of China, the Ministry of Public Security of People’s Republic of China, General Administration of Customs, P.R. China, and seniormanagers of five international cruise groups, six large-scale centralenterprises and ten cruise ports presented in the CCS12.


V Chinese cruise tourism slows down peace of development

As of  November 30, 2017, the first 11 months have seen4,437,459 person-time exit-entry tourism in 11 ports nationwide,increasing 10% year by year; received 969 times of cruise with anincrease of 17% year by year, of which4,267,242 person-time received by home ports, growing 11% year by year.It is the first time thatChinese cruisetourism’s growth rate is not up to 20%.

Up to 2016, Chinese cruisetourism industry has beenincreased by 40% to 50% or above in a decade in a row.

While the industry slowed down its peace ofgrowth in 2017 for the first time, especially in Eastern China.


VI Customized New cruises forChinese cruise market came into service

Custom-made Norwegian Cruise Line started its first voyage on June 28, 2017 in Shanghai;the custom-made Shengshi Princess by Princess Cruises set its sail forthe first time in Shanghai on November 11;World Dream under Dream Cruises ofGENTING Cruises heldnaming ceremony on November 17, and set its first sail on November 19 in Guangzhou.


VII Shanghai Wusong International Cruise Terminal tops the Asian list

Up to December 31, 2017, the yearlypassenger flow volume of Shanghai Wusong International Cruise Terminal was up to 2.85 million person-time with 466 times of voyage, ranking the first place both in China and Asia.

 

VIII  China Cruise WhitePaper released its 8th edition

The 2016-2017 China Cruise Industry Development Report produced by CCYIA,Asia Cruise Academy,cruise yacht marina Branchaffiliated to China Port Association was released on September 22, 2017.It's the eighth edition and ishonored as China Cruise White Paper.

 

IX Real-Namepassenger ticket system implemented in Shenzhen and Shanghai

Shekou Taiziwan Bay Cruise Home-port in Shenzhenofficially on October 1, 2017 implemented real-name passenger ticket system, and valid documentation include ID card, passport,Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macao Residents,Hong Kong and Macao Permit for Mainland Residents andMainlandTravelPermit for TaiwanResidents.Shanghai Wusong International Cruise Terminal started to use E-clearance system on December 29, all tourists who booked tickets and e-clearance viadomestic travel agencies areallowed toenter in passenger halls.

 

X Six ports includingTianjin international cruisehome-port implemented Transit Visa Exemption Program

On December 28, 2017, six ports includingTianjin international cruisehome-portimplemented visa-free transit program for foreign tourists who hold travel document valid from 53 countries including Austria, USA,Australia and Korea and connectedpassenger tickets heading for thethird country (area) with confirmed date and seats within 144 hours. It isthe second cruise portfollowing Shanghai thatimplemented 144-hour visa-free transit program. 





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