Star Pisces will become the first cruise ship to resume sailings in Malaysia with plans to restart from Penang Port on May 13.
Global domestic air demand declines largely due to weakness in China travel; Genting Hong Kong reveals $1.72 billion annual loss.
The Hong Kong-listed firm announced in August that it was temporarily suspending all payments to the group’s financial creditors in order to preserve liquidity.
The company is optimistic about future cruise bookings from North America, Europe and the U.K. as well as other countries to China.
Stalled holiday travel worries Chinese airlines on profits; Trip.com Group "more confident than ever" in China’s long-term travel recovery.
MSC Cruises will be the first major international cruise line to deploy two flagships in China, marking the start of a new age of “double flagship deployment” of the Chinese cruise market.
Norwegian Cruise Line is still being cautious about overmarketing, despite the amount of pent-up demand for cruising.
Although the resumption will encourage more domestic and international cruise operators to apply to resume trips, the industry needs to move slowly and carefully as there is still a risk of infection.
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