Cruise Ind. Development Roadmap Due
|The Ministry of Land Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) prepared a marine tourism & leisure industry activation plan to nurture related industries as new growth engines. |
To foster the marine tourism & leisure field where demand is increasing sharply owing to the adoption of the five-day workweek and improvement in transportation accessibility MLTM plans to expand infrastructure to support the industry and develop diverse tourism programs actively.
The core of MLTM's plan includes preparing infrastructure to enable the general public to learn and enjoy non-motorized water leisure activities and sports such as windsurfing and waterskiing in city suburbs.
The plan also includes development of cruise terminals at six ports including Busan and Incheon by 2020 to respond to the growing Northeast Asian cruise market demand which is emerging as a Blue-Ocean opportunity.
To achieve its goals MLTM intends to promote onboard immigration procedures to increase visits of international cruise ships to Korea and to develop traditional culture experience programs at domestic ports of call jointly with other related ministries. The ministry also decided to prepare a 'Cruise Industry Development Plan' to accelerate the participation of Korean ocean-going shipping companies in the cruise industry.
In addition MLTM intends to develop diverse tourism programs and stimulate new marine tourism demand.
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