Member List of the Committee of Cruise Industry

Publish Time:2016-10-08 17:56:51Source:WTCF

【Introduction】:The Committee of Cruise Industry of World Tourism Cities Federation is a non-government, non-profit international organization formed by the relevant institutions of the world cruise industry and a branch institution of World Tourism Cities Federation. The Secretariat of the Committee is located in Qingdao, China.

Cruise Companies & Associations
Bohai Cruise Co., Ltd was founded in Hong Kong in February 2014 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bohai Ferry Co., Ltd. Bohai Ferry Co., Ltd is the ro-ro transportation enterprise with the best comprehensive transport capability of China.
Carnival is The World’s Most Popular Cruise Line with 25 ships operating 3 to 16-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Europe, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England, Bermuda, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Our newest ship, Carnival Vista, debuted in Spring 2016, while Carnival Horizon is scheduled to enter service in 2018.
MSC Cruises is an Italy founded, Swiss-registered, global cruise line with headquarters in Geneva. MSC Cruises is the world's largest privately owned cruise company. MSC Cruises (Italian: MSC Crociere S.p.A.) is part of the Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. (MSC), the world's second biggest container shipping operator.
Jeju Province, officially the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province,is one of the nine provinces of South Korea. The province is situated on and coterminous with the nation's largest island of Jeju (also Jejudo), formerly transliterated as Cheju, Cheju Do, etc., or known as Quelpart to Europeans. The island lies in the Korea Strait, southwest of South Jeolla Province, of which it was a part before it became a separate province in 1946.
Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 49-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising, most notably with the introduction of Freestyle Cruising that revolutionised the industry by giving guests freedom and flexibility to design their ideal cruise holiday. Cruising on Norwegians means no fixed dining times, relaxed attire, several distinct dining options, relaxed disembarkation and more lounges, bars, theatres and other entertainment and activity options.
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is an American global cruise company incorporated in Liberia and based in Miami, Florida. It is the world's second- largest cruise line operator, after Carnival Corporation & plc. As of March 2009, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. fully owns three cruise lines: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, and Azamara Club Cruises.
Skysea Holding International Ltd, the first luxury cruise company of China, was founded in December 2013 by Ctrip and some investment organizations. In September 2014, it bought Celebrity Century from Royal Caribbean as its first cruise ship.
The International Cruise Council Taiwan is aiming to integrate domestic cruise travel agencies and related business and to form a business chain in order to improve the service quality and develop new resources in tourism.
The Yangtze Gold Cruise Series are designed and built according to the “Star Division and Evaluation Standard of Inland Cruise Ships” published by The National Tourism Administration in 2008. The Yangtze Gold Cruise Series boasts the most unique characteristics of any cruiser on the Yangtze River. They are designed with advanced international concepts and technology to ocean cruise standards, including helicopter apron, large two-tier Movie Theater, a hydraulic pressure lifting chimney and retractable sunshades. The other features of the Yangtze Gold Cruises are children’s playground, golf course, billiards etc.
  • Sansha South China Sea Cruises

The "Nanhai Dream" was built by Guangzhou Guangchuan International Co., Ltd., — the first shipbuilding listed company in China — in 2012. The cruise is operated and managed by Sansha South China Sea Cruises Co., Ltd. In order to meet the needs of short-haul cruise routes, the cruise has been functionally improved in terms of operational qualifications, technical safety, and visitor experience. Based on national safety standards and industry construction standards. The hardware and software facilities have been upgraded to improve the overall comfort for travelers. Among them, the cruise is equipped with stabilizer to reduce the sense of shaking and improve the passenger's comfort.
With all the major international cruise companies located here, and as France’s No.1 boarding port and the Mediterranean’s No.5 cruise port, Marseille Provence offers a wide range of cruise options for all tastes and means. In 2017, Marseille Provence has an extensive catalogue of varied cruises: Mediterranean, South America, Africa, Caribbean, North Europe and even round-the-world.
Cruise Port Cities

Abudhabi, UAE

Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, and also capital of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the largest of the UAE's seven emirates. Abu Dhabi lies on a T-shaped island jutting into the Persian Gulf from the central western coast.


Athens, Greece

Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. Athens dominates the Attica region and is one of the world's oldest cities, with its recorded history spanning over 3,400 years, and its earliest human presence starting somewhere between the 11th and 7th millennia BC.


Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in the Kingdom of Spain, as well as the country's second most populous municipality, with a population of 1.6 million within city limits.Barcelona is one of the world's leading tourist, economic, trade fair and cultural centres, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities.


Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina. Buenos Aires is a top tourist destination,and is known for its preserved Spanish/European-style architecture and rich cultural life.


Busan, Korea

Busan, officially Busan Metropolitan City, romanized as Pusan before 2000,is South Korea's second-largest city after Seoul, with a population of approximately 3.6 million.It is the largest port city in South Korea and the world's fifth busiest seaport by cargo tonnage.


Casablanca, Morocco

Casablanca is the largest city of Morocco, located in the central-western part of the country on the Atlantic Ocean. It is the largest city in the Maghreb, as well as one of the largest and most important cities in Africa, both economically and demographically.


Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen is the capital and most populated city of Denmark. The city is the cultural, economic and governmental centre of Denmark; it is one of the major financial centres of Northern Europe with the Copenhagen Stock Exchange.


Dalian, China

Dalian is a major city and seaport in the south of Liaoning Province, China. It is the southernmost city of Northeast China and at the tip of the Liaodong Peninsula. Today, a financial, shipping and logistics centre for Northeast Asia, Dalian has a significant history of being used by foreign powers for its ports.


Gangwon-do, Korea

Gangwon-do is a province of South Korea, with its capital at Chuncheon.The province is renowned for its agricultural produce, in particular potatoes and fish (cuttlefish and pollock).


Portland Victoria, Australia

Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. It is also the main urban centre in the Shire of Glenelg and is located on Portland Bay.


Qingdao, China

Qingdao is a city in eastern Shandong Province on the east coast of China. It is the largest city in its province. Qingdao is a major seaport, naval base, and industrial centre.


Baoshan District, Shanghai

Baoshan District is a suburban district of Shanghai. Situated at the cross of Huangpu River and the Yangtze River, it is the water transportation gateway. Baoshan District connects with more than 400 ports from 164 countries/regions. Its handling capacity of container accounts for more than 70% of Shanghai.


Shibei District, Qingdao

Shibei District is an urban district of Qingdao, People's Republic of China.Shibei is home to part of the Qingdao Port, one of China’s major trade ports and the seventh busiest in the world, with wharves for ore, crude oil, and coal. It operates more than 125 international sea routes to more than 450 ports in more than 130 countries and regions around the world.


Sanya, China

Sanya is the southernmost city on Hainan Island, and one of the four prefecture-level cities of Hainan Province, in Southeast China.The city is renowned for its tropical climate and has emerged as a popular tourist destination.


Tianjin, China

Tianjin is a metropolis in northern coastal China and one of the five national central cities of China.Tianjin borders Hebei Province and Beijing Municipality, bounded to the east by the Bohai Gulf portion of the Yellow Sea.Since 2008 Tianjin has held the Annual Meeting of the New Champions of World Economic Forum (also called Summer Davos), in alternating years with another Chinese city, Dalian.


Russia Primorsky Territory Department of Tourism

The Primorsky territory is situated in the southern most tip of Eastern Russia on the banks of the Sea of Japan. The territory is known for its amazing natural beauty that consists of beautiful landscape, sea, lakes and mountains. Vladivostok city is the capital of Primorsky territory.

Xiamen, China

Xiamen is a major city on the southeast coast of China. The city is known for its mild climate, Hoklo influence and colonial architecture, as well as low pollution.In 2006, Xiamen was ranked as China's second "most suitable city for living", as well as China's "most romantic leisure city" in 2011.

Cruise Port

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority, Canada

Greater Victoria Harbour Authority operates moorage and marina services right in the heart of Victoria Harbour. Our port facilties welcome more than 3,000 recreational vessels between June 1 and August 31 of each year.


Guangzhou Home Port Investment & Development Co. Ltd., China

Guangzhou Home Port Investment & Development Co. Ltd is a subsidiary of CCCC Urban Investment Holding Company Limited. It mainly engages in construction and operation of Nansha International Cruise Terminal.


Kai Tak Cruise Terminal

Built on the runway of the former Kai Tak Airport, the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal is an iconic structure centrally located in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor. The terminal has year-round operations and an array of amenities not seen elsewhere in the industry. Its shops and restaurants are open 365 days, and include travel retail, a wedding registry, and a 960-seat dim sum restaurant, Hong Kong cafe, Continental cuisine, Western cafe, and a wine and champagne bar.


Incheon Port Authority, Korea

Incheon Port Authority was established in 2005 to develop Incheon Port as a competitive logistics base and thereby contribute to the national economy. The goal of IPA is to develop port facilities and hinterland, as well as to improve expertise and efficiency in port management and operation, so that Incheon Port establishes itself as a leading base station for exchange in the Yellow Sea region. With the establishment of IPA, Incheon Port’s competitiveness has been enhanced with reinforced marine transportation, port and logistics functions. Incheon Port is continuously developing, strengthening its position as the core logistics center of Korea and contributing to the national economy.


Ports Authority Tonga

Ports of Nuku'alofa is the Kingdom of Tonga's leading port, on the main island of Tongatapu, serving the country’s vital international trades through a broad range of cargo handling and logistics services. The Ports Authority manages and maintains the operations and assets of the ports, encouraging the development of commercially viable and efficient ports in Tonga.


Cook Island Ports Authority

The Cook Island Ports Authority is a Crown owned statutory corporation established by Act of Parliament in 1995 and, in line with the provisions of the Cook Islands Investment Corporation Act 1998, it is a subsidiary of the Cook Islands Investment Corporation.


Qingdao Cruise Home Port Co., Ltd, China

Qingdao international cruise home port is a new port in Qingdao, located in the North District of Qingdao, in eastern China's Shangdong province. The major part of the port passed quality acceptance on March 31, 2013. It is located at the sixth wharf of Qingdao's port, covering an area of 35 hectares, and having three berths for cruise ships. The total length of these three berths is up to 1,000meters. The water depth in this port is about 13.5 meters. The world's biggest cruise liners, Oasis of the Seas, can now sail in and out of Qingdao.


Sanya Phoenix Island International Cruise Port Development Co., Ltd, China

Sanya Phoenix Island International Cruise Port Development Co., Ltd engages in development, operation and management of Phoenix Island. Phoenix Island, dubbed the Oriental Dubai,is an artificial archipelago forming an island resort currently under construction in Sanya, Hainan Province, China.


Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal Development Co., Ltd, China

Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal Development Co., Ltd was funded by Shanghai Baoshan Government and Shanghai Changjiang Shipping Corp. It engages construction and operation of Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal.


Port & Harbour Bureau, Shimonoseki City Government

Shimonoseki is a city located in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. It is at the southwestern tip of Honshu, facing the Tsushima Strait and also Kitakyushu across the Kanmon Straits. Nicknamed the "Fugu Capital," it is known for the locally caught pufferfish and is the largest harvester of the pufferfish in Japan.


Singapore Cruise Centre

The Singapore Cruise Centre is a cruise terminal located in the south of Singapore in the vicinity of HarbourFront and in Keppel Harbour. Built in 1991 by the then Port of Singapore Authority and upgraded in 1998 by Port of Singapore Authority, it comprises two terminals, namely the International Passenger Terminal (IPT), and the Regional Ferry Terminal (RFT). The Singapore Cruise Centre Pte Ltd took over management of the centre on 1 April 2003 when PSA Corporation divested its non-core businesses.


Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, Canada

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is responsible for the stewardship of federal port lands in and around Vancouver, British Columbia.The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is responsible for the stewardship of federal port lands in and around Vancouver, British Columbia.


Xiamen International Cruise Terminal Co. Ltd., China

Xiamen International Cruise Terminal Co. Ltd is a subsidiary of Xiamen Port Holding Group. Xiamen Port Holding Group is a leading port enterprise of Fujian Province.


Zhoushan Archipelago International Cruise Port CO.,LTD

Zhoushan Archipelago International Cruise terminal, Zhoushan –to- Taiwan direct flight terminal, lies in the Southeast of Zhujiajian Island, featuring convenient traffic, approximately ten minutes transport distance from WuGongzhi tourist distributing center. It is one of the biggist hub of communications in Zhoushan.


Tourism Department of Philippines Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority

The SBMA Tourism Department, in support of the Agency's mission, seeks to provide quality service to visitors and tourists of the Subic Bay Freeport. Through its rigorous marketing and promotion efforts, as well as its continuous monitoring and regulation of all tourism-related establishments and events inside the Freeport, this department shall strive to ensure the satisfaction and loyalty of all those who come to this Freeport to experience firsthand the uniqueness of Subic Bay.


The Bahamas Maritime Authority

The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) was formed in 1995 to administer the Bahamas Ship Register. The Bahamas Maritime Authority continues to make its presence felt in the area of International Shipping. The Bahamas is one of the world's largest Register, following Liberia and Panama and it is the world leader in cruise passenger ships.
 The Bahamian fleet comprises some 1,650 ocean-going vessels totaling over 53 million gross tons.


Port of Bordeaux

With specialist facilities perfectly adapted the region’s economic activity, the Port of Bordeaux contributes to the development and growing strategic importance of this dynamic region and helps nurture the competitiveness of local companies.With more than 500 hectares of industrial and logistical facilities, Atlantic Port of Bordeaux can offer professional premises directly next to its terminals (land, warehouses etc.).

Tourism Enterprises
As a subsidiary of Discovery Holding Group, China’s most popular outdoor brand, Beijing Easytour International Travel Service is an AAAAA level travel agency. It aims to be the biggest experiential travel service provider of China.
Founded in 1999, BTG International Travel & Tours Co., Ltd (Group) is a large-scale state owned travel service corporation under the Beijing Tourism Group and one of ten business brands of the Tourism Group.
CAISSA Touristic was founded in 1993, with headquarter in Beijing. After 20 years of steady development, it has set branches in London, Paris, Hamburg, Los Angeles and other global core cities.
China International Travel Service Limited, Head Office’s predecessor is China International Travel Service Head Office. It was established in 1954 under the solicitude of Premier Zhou Enlai.
China Posts & Telecom Tours (CPTT) was founded in October 1994 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITIC Guoan Group. Its business scope covers inbound tourism, domestic tourism, outbound tourism, and meeting & award business. International Ltd. (CTRP), founded in 1999, is headquartered in Shanghai, China. The company has 16 branch offices in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and other major cities throughout China.
The Hunan Huatian International Travel Agency, affiliated to the Hunan Huatian Industrial Group Corporation, is the first Hunan international agency ranking among the top 100 Chinese travel agencies. It was designated by the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China and IATA to handle domestic and international passenger transport. Huatian has a group of managerial personnel of rich experience in tourism undertakings and a team of well-trained guides speaking English, Japanese, French, Russian and Korean.
Qingdao Tourism Group is a big state-owned comprehensive tourism group set by Qingdao. Qingdao Tourism Group aims to elevate overall tourism quality of Qingdao and realizes leapfrog development of Qingdao tourism.
Qingdao China Youth Travel Service, one of China’s top 100 travel agencies, was purchase by Wanda Group in 2014. Following the acquisition, The Qingdao travel agency changed its name to Shandong Wanda International Travel Agency Co Ltd.
Shandong Xinhua Express International Travel Service Co., Ltd is a subsidiary of HNA Group, a comprehensive tourism company in Qingdao. It engages in tourism consulting, domestic tourism, wholesale of tourism products and so on. was established in 2008. It is a famous comprehensive tourism website of China, a leading independent travel brand and the pioneer of online booking pattern of scenic spot ticket in China.
TONGCHENG.COM is a leading online service provider of leisure tourism in China. It was established in 2004, headquartered in Suzhou. It has about 12000 staff at present.
TUI AG is Europe’s leading travel group. The three sectors TUI Travel (tour operating, online sales, high street outlets, airlines and incoming agencies), TUI Hotels & Resorts and the cruise ship business form the World of TUI.
Tuniu is a leading online leisure travel company in China that offers a large selection of packaged tours, including organized and self-guided tours, as well as travel-related services for leisure travelers through its website tuniu.
Wenzhou Overseas Travel Co., Ltd. is a integrated travel company incorporated in March,1998. Our scope of business includes: domestic tours, outbound tours, inbound tours, business tours, incentive tours, tailored tours, ticket booking and visa application upon commission, and others. As we surpass a major proportion of travel agencies in southern Zhejiang, or even in Eastern China in many aspects, we are a leading company in Wenzhou, and southern Zhejiang.
Founded in Sep 2014, is builded up by “Beijing Hongjing Information Technology Co. , Ltd ”,and so far it is the largest,the most comprehensive,the most professional website in providing cruise tour search and booking service in China.
Xiamen Jianfa International's business covers inbound and outbound travel, domestic travel, international and domestic ticket booking, and it has a complete tourism service network covering catering, transportation, and hotels in conjunction with other major cities overseas. It has an outstanding tourism and management team and tour guides who can speak Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Thai, Korean, and Indonesian.
Fliggy (formerly Alitrip) is an online travel platform, which is designed as an online mall for brands such as airline companies and agencies. The slogan of 'Fliggy Corporate' is 'The piggy that flies' and 'Travelling is just like being a pig - we eat, sleep and have fun.' This platform was launched in late October 2016. Fliggy set the target audience as younger generation and it strives to become a one-stop service when they plan their trips, particularly in overseas travel.
  • South Korea Jtrip

The Department of Tourism (DOT) shall be the primary government agency charged with the responsibility to encourage, promote, and develop tourism as a major socio-economic activity to generate foreign currency and employment and to spread the benefits of tourism to both the private and public sector.
Cruise Colleges & Human Resources
Qingdao Foreign Affairs Service Vocational School(Qingdao No.12 Middle School of Shandong Province )is located beside the beautiful Qingdao Bay with red tiles, green trees, blue sea and clear sky. This peaceful and elegant campus is full of modern exotic atmosphere and profound cultural heritage.In recent years, the school has been ranking the first among all the municipal vocational schools with the highest passing rate of tourism skill examination and entrance examination for higher vocational college. Furthermore, many of the students have been awarded the first prize in the skill competition for vocational students in Qingdao.
Qingdao Marine Technical College was approved in August 2012 by People’s Government of Shandong Province. It is a national important technician college which cultivates talents of marine transportation, modern marine fishery, oceaneering, marine equipment manufacturing, marine organism and so on.
Qingdao Pengteng International Economics & Technical Cooperation Co., Ltd (Qingdao PengTeng International Ship Management Co. Ltd) was founded in September 1999. Our core business activities includes: International ship management, ship leasing, ship trading, recruiting and training talented candidates for the large enterprises, and managing the relevant certificate applications.
Qingdao Technical College (Chinese: 青岛职业技术学院) is a public college based in Huangdao District of Qingdao, Shandong province, China. It was founded in 1951 and has an enrollment of around 9000 students.
Qingdao Vocational and Technical College of Hotel Management (QCHM) is agovernment-owned college approved by Shandong People's Municipality. Thecollege is located in the world famous Mountain Lao scenery area. The Collegeoccupies an area of 660 hectares with a total classroom and office space of230,000 square meters. The history of the college can be traced back to 1945and thousands of graduates from the college have contributed in business &trade, culinary art, IT and arts industry.
Asia Cruise Academy, sponsored and established by Seatrade Communications LTD, Shanghai Maritime University and Shanghai International Port (Group) Co.,Ltd, is a professional training institute of cruise management and it is the first academy in our country and even in Asia which is qualified to grant degree.
Tianjin Maritime College was approved by Tian Municipal Government and recorded in Ministry of Education of China in 2006. It is a public full- time higher vocational college with disciplines of engineering, economics and management. It focuses on cultivating of talents of maritime transport.
Qingdao Ocean Shipping Mariners College is subordinated to China Ocean Shipping Group Company. It is a higher vocational institution which enrolls students from all over the country.The college was founded in 1976, and its predecessor was Qingdao Maritime School.
Other Members
Bolidt Synthetic Products & Systems is a brunch of Bolidt.The strength of Bolidt, which was founded in 1964, is developing, producing and applying thermosetting synthetics. Bolidt synthetic systems can be found in the form of industrial flooring, ship decks, sports flooring and wearing courses in road construction and in commercial and industrial building. These systems meet the specific mechanical, chemical, electrical and aesthetic demands of the market.
The National Airline of the United Arab Emirates.Etihad Airways was established by Royal (Amiri) Decree in July 2003. It commenced operations in November 2003 and has developed into one of the fastest growing airlines in the history of commercial aviation.
Fincantieri, heir to the great tradition of Italian shipbuilding and one of the largest shipbuilding groups in the world, operates in the design and construction of complex ships with high technological content such as merchant and naval vessels, offshore and mega yachts.
Its expertise, its commitment to innovation and its loyalty-based customer relationships have established GTT as a leading global stakeholder in the shipping of liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Gerflor is a group that creates, manufactures and markets innovative, decorative and eco-responsible solutions for flooring and interior finishes. A multispecialist group that combines specific know hows and gathers different product brand names such as: Mipolam, Taralay, Taraflex, Tarabus, Batiflex, Senso, Caractere...
G.P. Wild (International) Limited was founded in 1985 to provide independent cruise and tourism market consultancy advice to both national and international clients. The primary objective of our company since its incorporation has been to provide management, marketing and economic consultancy services and cruise industry statistics of the highest standard whilst offering our clients excellent value for money.
With over 450 lawyers working across Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Europe and South America, Holman Fenwick Willan provides a global and seamless service 24 hours a day. We are dynamic, entrepreneurial and leaders in our specialist areas. Many of our partners are recognised experts.
With a domain expertise of nearly twenty years in the Travel, Transportation and Logistics (TTL) industries, IBS understands the needs of all stakeholders. We help customers stay ahead of the competition by facilitating business innovation and enabling transformational changes using next generation technologies. This is why some of the best airlines, busiest airports, leading cruise lines, top oil & gas companies and renowned travel distributors & hotel groups in the world depend on our software to manage their mission critical operations.
  • Qingdao Pearl Cruise Co., Ltd

Qingdao Pearl Cruise Co., Ltd. locates in Chang’an Road, Shibei District of Qingdao city. The company provides cruise information consulting services, cruise rental, sales and others.
  • Shanghai International Cruise Economy Research Centre

The Shanghai International Cruise Economy Research Centre was established in June 2009 and was jointly established by Shanghai Tourism Bureau, Shanghai Hongkou District People's Government, Shanghai Baoshan District People's Government and Shanghai University of Engineering and Technology. This organization is aim to build an open research platform for government, enterprise, university and scientific research institutions, to study world and Chinese cruise industry development trends and the development characteristics of the Shanghai cruise economy, so that to providE reference for government decision-making.
Qingdao Metro Culture Media CO., LTD is a subsidiary company of Qingdao Metro Group, a limited liability company jointly invested by Qingdao Metro Group, Qingdao Daily Newspaper Group, Qingdao Guangshi Film Media Group and Qingdao Publishing Group. The company is mainly responsible for the operation of related media resources such as PIS TV, newspapers, magazines, mobile internet and other related media resources in the subway.

Strategic Partner