Costa Cruises has entered its second tripartite partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board and Changi Airport Group.
The three-year tripartite partnership will leverage Costa’s international presence, Singapore’s cruise hub standing and Changi Airport’s air hub connectivity to additional improve south-east Asia’s enchantment as a cruise vacation spot.
The partnership will see joint-marketing initiatives rolled out in several international locations the place Costa operates worldwide, and consists of creating enticing packages particularly for Costa’s visitors.
It’s anticipated to herald over 100,000 worldwide fly and cruise guests to Singapore over three years.
Costa Cruises was the primary cruise firm on the earth to begin common cruises in Asia again in 2006.
Presently 4 ships out of the 14 within the Costa fleet are based mostly in Asia year-round.
The Costa Fortuna is a ship with a complete capability of three,470 visitors, and presently deployed within the Far East might be homeported at Singapore from mid November 2018 to March 2019.
“Costa Cruises is a pioneering firm within the cruise market, consistently innovating its product supply to ship visitors an unforgettable cruise vacation expertise.
“We’re thrilled to strengthen the chance to additional develop such an unique vacation spot like Singapore, the place Costa has a longstanding presence and which supply an enormous potential for the cruise vacation market thanks additionally to the presence of the worldwide Changi Airport,” mentioned Neil Palomba, president of Costa Cruises.
Singapore is a well-liked gateway to the Southeast Asian area for cruise guests, because of its strategic location, dynamic tourism panorama, and main air and cruise infrastructure.
In 2017, Singapore welcomed 421 ship calls and logged a passenger throughput of 1.38 million.
This represents a rise of three per cent and 17 per cent respectively over 2016 figures.
“STB is delighted to enter into one other partnership with Costa Cruises and Changi Airport Group.
“Costa Cruises is a valued accomplice that has homeported out of Singapore for over ten years.
“This newest collaboration will leverage Costa’s sturdy model in key long-haul markets in Europe to additional diversify our cruise customer supply markets, and strengthen
Singapore’s place because the area’s homeport of alternative,” mentioned Yap Chin Siang, assistant chief government, coverage and planning Group of STB.