Hong Kong Cruise Yacht Industry Association Gives FREE

first_imgHong Kong Cruise & Yacht Industry Association Gives FREEHong Kong Cruise & Yacht Industry Association Gives FREEHong Kong Cruise & Yacht Industry Association (HKCYIA) is to give free talks to Tourism and Hospitality Studies students of 166 secondary schools from October this year to March next year. The talks are designed to enable students to acquire a broad knowledge and understanding of the global cruise industry, thereby encouraging them to pursue their careers in the fast-growing cruise sector.Kara Yeung, Executive Director of HKCYIA, said “The cruise markets in Europe and the United States are relatively mature, while the Hong Kong market is still an emerging one. HKCYIA is dedicated to advancing the long-term development of the Hong Kong cruise industry through promoting youth employment in the cruise industry.”HKCYIA is currently arranging the cruise talks with the 166 secondary schools and inviting students to attend the talks. Lasting around 3 hours each session, the talks will be given by purser trainers with many years of experience in cruise operations and management. The talks will cover international cruise information, structure of international cruises, introduction to cruise travel, and career development in cruise industry. These talks will provide students with extensive knowledge of the cruise industry, enabling them to explore the different pathways for further advancements in the sector.The free talks will be held at Kai Tak Cruise Terminal where most international cruises berth in Hong Kong. Students wanting to visit the cruises are required to make prior arrangements with travel agencies on their own.“We are currently reviewing the applications of virtual reality (VR) technology in education with several international cruise lines. These will provide students with a real-world experience in cruise operations,” said Yeung.Source = Hong Kong Cruise & Yacht Industry Association (HKCYIA)last_img read more