By: Lee Hsin-Yin
Taipei, May 12 (CNA) Taiwan has great potential 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 serve as one of the home ports for the cruise liner next year.
Trey Hickey, senior vice president of international sales for Princess Cruises, said the market has been growing rapidly 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 are familiar with cruise travel, have been getting easier access to Taiwan in recent years, which has made it a savvy choice for them to fly to and then take cruise trips in Asia, said Hickey.
“Geographically, Taiwan has a position and an ideal location in the cruise business,” Hickey said in a news conference in Taipei. [FULL STORY]