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3.8m passengers seen for Asian cruises by 2020

Industry report projects that China will contribute 1.6m passengers

Vibrant sector: Chart Management Consultants said there are 21 international cruise lines serving Asia in 2013, operating a collective 43 ships. - PHOTO: REUTERS

[SINGAPORE] The US$2-billion cruise tourism market in Asia is poised to see an unprecedented 14 per cent growth annually to 3.8 million passengers by 2020, with almost half of that market coming from China. Projections suggest a potential Asian source market of 3.8 million by 2020, representing