CLIA issued the results of a new study about the growth of the cruise industry in Asia, and unless you've been paying no attention at all, the overall result will come as no surprise. Asian business is growing rapidly and showing now signs of slowing down. The surprise is just how quickly it is growing, even taking CLIA officials by surprise.
Most of our readers are in North America, so other than as an interesting aspect of the industry, you may not feel that what's happening in Asia is going to affect you much because you usually just cruise in the Caribbean or to the nearby destinations of Mexico or Bermuda. You are wrong, because it's already affecting you.
The complete story appeared in the August 11 edition of Cruise News Daily.