These are enchanting destinations for passengers and huge business potential for cruise lines. Access Cruise is a Miami based cruise marketing and sales consulting group, specializing in product and business development within the cruise industry.
Now seems to be the time to make it all happen. This is necessary to provide a level playing Indian cruise industry for cruise business in India compared to overseas cruise operators. Coral growths and multi coloured coral fishes are abound in its lagoons.
The deep, warm, clear waters of Indian Ocean with its myriad flora and fauna are an irresistible invitation to the scuba diving fraternity of the world. The exquisite coral formation including the black coral formations, the variety and number of coral fishes - the angel, the clown, the butterfly, the surgeon not to mention awesome -looking but harmless sharks, mantarays, sting rays moray eels and turtles make diving at Bangaram an addictive experience.
We are going to see more activities from major cruise liners and interest from India to develop the country as a destination for cruise calls and India as a source market for passengers cruising worldwide," he stressed.
With INCLA, we hope to bring in a transformation in the Indian waters, which are yet to be explored and experienced by tourists in India. India is planning to not only attract cruises to India for overseas passengers, but the hope is to also tap into the growing middle class of the country.
At Essel Group, we have begun cruise business with the commitment to give people a great experience. More people are now opting to spend their vacations undertaking a cruise.
I think, such small initiatives which are there in terms of small one coming in initially, then I think, in next three four years, you see a diffident seascape of India. Surrounded by beautiful shallow lagoons that forms an ideal spot for water sports activities. Rashmi Verma, Secretary, Tourism, Government of India, said, "We are also now getting people interested in starting cruises from here.
Water sports facilities like swimming, Rafting, snorkeling, windsurfing, parasailing, water skiing, catamaran sailing, deep sea fishing and scuba diving are available in the islands. The goal is to target five million domestically sourced cruise passengers by Pointing to the growing middle class with strong propensity to travel, Christopher Hayman, chairman of Seatrade, which regularly organises marine industry events, said "India is a huge untapped market.
The sea around the island offers excellent scope for water sports and fishing. Agatti is the only island with an airport. The cruise industry is always in search of new itinerary opportunity and in order to develop these itineraries it needs cruise terminal facilities to accommodate the ships, Hayman said, adding that cruise liners are expanding strongly in Asia and China has become an established market with more than 2 million passengers a year.
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With a potential of one crore cruise tourists, we sense an opportunity for 25 lakh jobs that will greatly benefit the economy. INCLA has been formed by leading cruise liners and other stakeholders from around the world with the aim to create a roadmap for the progress of the cruise sector within India.
This little island has an astonishing variety of marine flora and fauna. We see a lot of Indians also now interested on going on cruises, currently they have to fly to either Dubai or Singapore to catch a cruise, which means added expenditure and also time. Options range from one week in Southeast Asia to months-long voyages encompassing several continents.
We will provide a homegrown alternative for Indians, who are presently going abroad to enjoy cruises. The best attractions are the long sandy beaches and the sand banks on the southern tip for sunbath. Swimming, boating, snorkeling and other water sports is arranged during the day tour.
Full Text Sponsored Ads. Share Via Email Published: As against 23 million passengers taking a cruise globally incurrent estimates indicate that approximatelyIndians book a cruise annually. The geographical position, beautiful coastline and the exotic beaches of India makes her a popular destination for Cruisers.
What we proposes now that create Indian cruise industry basic infrastructure, additional berthing place and dedicated cruise terminals at the Mumbai Port etc to be enable big international companies to start cruises from Mumbai port to enable the Indians to go on cruise.India Cruise Lines Association (INCLA), the only association of cruise lines in India, today presented a White Paper titled ‘Recommendations for the Indian Cruise Industry’ to Nitin Gadkari, Honorable Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Government of India, in the presence of Shri Subhash Chandra, Chairman ZEE & Essel.
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Pointing to the growing middle class with strong propensity to travel, Christopher Hayman, chairman of Seatrade, which regularly organises marine industry events, said "India is a huge untapped market." "India is a potential destination and source market for cruise tourism.
Cruise tourism is expected to be a major opportunity for India with the development of cruise terminals at five ports on the west and east coasts of the country, he said. This would open up avenues for Indian industry to provide marine services, hospitality services, port excursions, etc.
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In India, rising household incomes and robust economic growth are giving a boost to cruise industry. Currently, more people are opting to spend vacations via undertaking a cruise. In order to attract more cruise ships, India's Government is working on new cruise tourism policy.Download