Mar. 07, 2017
Expedia, Cruise handling volume is at record high, franchise development is strong
The Expedia Cruise Ship Center revealed that the handling booking volume in 2016 was over $ 560 million (about 61.6 billion yen) and recorded the highest ever. Currently, there are 230 cruise shops where the center develops franchises. In the next five years, they aim to develop 500 stores.
One factor is also that the cruise industry as a whole was performing well last year. According to the report of the International Cruise Line Association (CLIA), the number of passengers increased by 9% to 24.2 million people in 2016 as the overall cruise fee drops. It predicts that it will reach 25.3 million people in 2017.