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September 27, 2017
eTurboNews – Hong Kong Cruise & Yacht Industry Association on Cruise Careers

Hong 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.


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September 27, 2017
郵輪業走進中學向潛在人才招手

香港郵輪及遊艇業協會將於10月至明年3月期間免費為全港166間設旅遊與款待科的中學舉辦郵輪講座,加深本港學生對郵輪業的認識,藉此鼓勵更多年輕人投身國際郵輪工作。香港郵輪及遊艇業協會執行董事楊梓呈表示:「有見郵輪業在歐美的旅遊市場已發展得相當成熟,然在香港是新興行業,故本會致力向本港年輕人推廣郵輪業,吸引他們投身此行,促進本港業界長遠發展。」

會方現正聯絡各校,提供講座詳情及郵輪業資訊,邀請各校安排學生參加此講座。郵輪講座約3小時,由擁有多年從事郵輪工作經驗的導師向學生介紹國際郵輪資訊、組織架構、旅遊操作原理,以及郵輪事業職涯規劃,為學生提供郵輪行業穩固的知識基礎,幫助他們探索日後從事相關工作的出路。

楊梓呈表示,該會現正與國際郵輪公司初擬,將虛擬實境(VR)技術應用在教學上,讓學生只需通過VR裝置,就可有如親身登上郵輪般,了解國際郵輪的實際運作。



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September 27, 2017
HKEasyChat – 海事文化——「爆樽」

郵輪業作為炙手可熱的行業,人才需求殷切。為向大眾推廣郵輪業,香港郵輪及遊艇業協會特意提供以下有關海事文化的資料。 海事文化——「爆樽」 海事行業有各式各樣的文化,其中有很多也是非常有趣,今天為大家介紹的是「爆樽」文化。在西方的造船文化中,「爆樽」可以說是十分重要的一環。新船建成後在正式服役前,都會舉行儀式把一瓶香檳酒丟向船身,「爆樽」以求好運,不過「唔爆」又會如何呢?西方會視為寓意「不好運」的先兆,雖說只是個儀式,在歷史上鐵達尼號確是艘沒有「爆樽」的船隻之一,結果應驗了遭遇厄運的先兆,因此船東們都會特別緊張這項儀式。 至於此文化要追溯至何時已不得而知,但沿襲至今,在海事文化中仍是非常重要的一環,因為一艘船只有一次這樣的機會。 【上述資料由香港郵輪及遊艇業協會提供。】 參考影片:http://www.facebook.com/rciaustraliaandnz/videos/vb.303039213064606/1038918056143381/?type=3&theater


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