zoom The cruise industry shows no signs of slowing down, with nearly 24 million passengers expected to sail in 2016, a dramatic increase from 15 million just 10 years prior (2006), Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) said in its 2016 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook.CLIA also revealed that member cruise lines are scheduled to debut 27 new ocean, river and specialty ships in 2016 for a total investment of more than USD 6.5 billion in new ocean vessels alone.What is more, travel agents are also experiencing a higher demand for cruise travel. Eight out of ten CLIA member travel agents stated they are expecting an increase in cruise sales in 2016 over last year.“In an effort to make cruising the best overall vacation experience available, the industry is continuing to evolve to ensure there truly is a cruise for every travel style and budget,” said Cindy D’Aoust, CLIA’s Acting CEO.“By creating unique ships, new experiences and access to destinations around the world, the evolution, appeal and value of cruise travel continues to drive the overall growth of the industry.”Cruising also generates a substantial positive economic impact globally. Cruise industry expenditures generated USD 119.9 billion in total output worldwide, supporting 939,232 full-time equivalent employees who earned USD 39.3 billion in income in 2014, CLIA’s data shows.Based on the outlook, the Caribbean remains to be the most attractive destination with 33.7 % share in cruise capacity development, followed by the Mediterranean with 18.7 % and Europe with 11.7%. Further details are available in the infographic below.Infographic: CLIA
china, the worst country in the world*, recently sentenced a 46-year-old woman one year in a labor camp for a sarcastic tweet. or as they call it “disturbing social stability.”back in october, cheng jianping under the twitter wangyi09, rt’d a post from her fiance hua chunhu with a few words of editorializing. the post mocked chinese protesters who smashed japanese products during a recent demonstration.eleven days later, on the day the couple planned to marry, ha chunchi was taken away by police from his office. he was released five days later, only to find that cheng was missing. family members told him the police had taken her away the same day they came for him. she was sentenced to a year in the henan province labor camp.in her twitter feed, cheng has also supported imprisoned nobel peace prize laureate liu xiaobo.via cnn* there are certainly more dangerous totalitarian regimes out there, but china is the only one who is a true emerging super power. one which has a near-unbreakable symbiotic economic relationship with the west. one which national american politicians refuse to publicly condemn due to the sheer amount of economic debt china holds. if china wants to be a true global player, they are going to have to break away from their backwater mental shackles and grow up. this is some unnecessary third-world stuff.
Lisa Rumer, a local triathlete, Ocean City High School graduate and program supervisor at the Ocean City Aquatics and Fitness Center was featured in an “Up Close and Personal” segment that aired on ESPN Monday night.Rumer is the coach of the USA triathlon team for the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, and one of her athletes, Noah Dellas of Cape May Court House, won a gold medal in the first-time event.The video segment features Rumer, Dellas, Courtney Dreyfus, 18, of Scotch Plains, Union County; Ben Heitmeyer, 25, of Iselin, Middlesex County; and Amy Noctor, 27, of Washington Township, Warren County. The team often trained in Ocean City, where parts of the video were filmed.Watch the video above.Read more:Local Triathlete Wins Gold at Special Olympics World GamesLisa Rumer to Bring Local Triathletes to World Stage.
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