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October 26, 2017
Promoting Youth Employment

Hong Kong Cruise & Yacht Industry Association (HKCYIA) conducted a talk as part of a seminar at the Plymouth University HKU SPACE day, organised in association with the University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE), with the aim of promoting youth employment in the cruise industry  and fostering its  growth  in the local sector.

 

The day-event featured several seminars given by industry veterans from Hong Kong Cruise Terminal, international cruise line and maritime association, which provided youths with information about the cruise and maritime industries.


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October 26, 2017
HKCYIA Gives Talk on Cruise Careers

Hong Kong Cruise & Yacht Industry Association (HKCYIA) recently provided a talk for some 100 youths on cruise careers and industry developments at the Plymouth University x HKU SPACE Day.

 

The talk was part of a seminar at the Plymouth University x HKU SPACE Day jointly organized by the University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE) and Plymouth University, with the aim of promoting youth employment in  the  cruise  industry and fostering its growth in the local sector. The Day featured several seminars given by industry veterans from Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, international cruise line and maritime association, which provided youths with  information  about  the  cruise  and maritime industries. Following the seminars, programme  information  sessions  were  also held to  provide students with details of the tourism and hospitality programmes organized    by HKU SPACE and Plymouth University.

 

As the keynote speaker of the event, Jeff Bent, Managing Director of Worldwide Cruise Terminals which operates the Hong Kong Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, gave an overview of the development history of Kai Tak and the prospects of the cruise industry. Other speakers included Laura Escobar, Purser Trainer of HKCYIA, and Michael Cheng, Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong, and Hong Kong Sea Transport and Logistics Association. The speakers provided insights on the ever-changing business environment in the cruise and maritime logistics industries.

 

Laura Escobar, Purser Trainer of HKCYIA, who has over 10 years of experience in the management of European cruises, gave a talk titled “Living and Working on board a Cruise, how  does  it  like?”,  in  which  she  presented  the  job  requirements,  living  and  working conditions of cruise careers, and shared her views on the future development of the cruise sector. The seminar was well received by participants, with many enquiries about the cruise careers and their prospects.

 

To drive participant engagement and enhance their understanding of the  cruise  industry,  HKU SPACE and HKCYIA jointly organized a lucky draw with travel vouchers from Lotus Tours and Jebsen Holidays for the winners.


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October 26, 2017
Hong Kong Cruise & Yacht Industry Association Gives Talk on Plymouth University x HKU SPACE Day

Hong Kong Cruise & Yacht Industry Association (HKCYIA) recently provided a talk for some 100 youths on cruise careers and industry developments at the Plymouth University x HKU SPACE Day.

 

The talk was part of a seminar at the Plymouth University x HKU SPACE Day jointly organized by the University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE) and Plymouth University, with the aim of promoting youth employment in  the  cruise  industry and fostering its growth in the local sector. The Day featured several seminars given by industry veterans from Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, international cruise line and maritime association, which provided youths with  information  about  the  cruise  and maritime industries. Following the seminars, programme  information  sessions  were  also held to  provide students with details of the tourism and hospitality programmes organized    by HKU SPACE and Plymouth University.

 

As the keynote speaker of the event, Jeff Bent, Managing Director of Worldwide Cruise Terminals which operates the Hong Kong Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, gave an overview of the development history of Kai Tak and the prospects of the cruise industry. Other speakers included Laura Escobar, Purser Trainer of HKCYIA, and Michael Cheng, Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong, and Hong Kong Sea Transport and Logistics Association. The speakers provided insights on the ever-changing business environment in the cruise and maritime logistics industries.

 

Laura Escobar, Purser Trainer of HKCYIA, who has over 10 years of experience in the management of European cruises, gave a talk titled “Living and Working on board a Cruise, how  does  it  like?”,  in  which  she  presented  the  job  requirements,  living  and  working conditions of cruise careers, and shared her views on the future development of the cruise sector. The seminar was well received by participants, with  many  enquiries  about  the  cruise careers and their prospects.

 

 

To drive participant engagement and enhance their understanding of the  cruise  industry,  HKU SPACE and HKCYIA jointly organized a lucky draw with travel vouchers from Lotus Tours and Jebsen Holidays for the winners.


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