Genting Cruise Lines Receives the ‘Breakthrough Contribution to Tourism’ Award at the Singapore Tourism Awards 2019
The Voice of Chandigarh | Travel Trade Reporter
Genting Cruise Lines was honoured for its ‘Breakthrough Contribution to Tourism’, one of Singapore Tourism Awards’ highest accolades in this year’s gala presentation ceremony on 9 May 2019 in Singapore. The ‘Breakthrough Contribution to Tourism’ award by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) recognizes Genting Cruise Lines’ exceptional contributions toward shaping Singapore’s cruise tourism industry and its landscape, making Singapore a leading cruise hub and destination in the region. “On behalf of Genting Cruise Lines, I would like to thank the Singapore Tourism Board for this special award and recognition, as well as their continued support towards Genting Cruise Lines and the cruise industry. Over the past 25 years, we are proud to have pioneered and supported Singapore’s development to become one of the premier cruise hubs in Asia, with the most number of international cruise passengers. Today, Dream Cruises is the only cruise line operating from Singapore on a year-round basis,” said Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Genting Hong Kong. “Together we look forward to the next 25 years as we bring next-generation, world-class cruise ships to make Singapore and ASEAN the largest and most dynamic cruise region in the world.” Genting Hong Kong’s cruise division, Genting Cruise Lines, pioneered cruising in Asia with its first cruise on Langkapuri Star Aquarius from Singapore in 1993, operating its fleet initially under Star Cruises. Today, Genting Cruise Lines comprises of three leading cruise brands that include Star Cruises for the Asian contemporary market, Dream Cruises for the premium and luxury market in Asia and Crystal Cruises for the global ultra-luxury market.
“Genting Cruise Lines is a strong partner in Singapore’s aspirations to be a leading cruise destination, from pioneering Asia’s first Fly-Cruise service in Singapore to developing new sailings from Singapore to other ports in the region. The Breakthrough Contribution to Tourism award is our grateful acknowledgement of their efforts, and we shall continue to work closely together with Genting Cruise Lines to further enhance Singapore’s appeal as a cruise hub,” said STB’s Chief Executive Mr. Keith Tan. Genting Cruise Lines provides innovative experiences for guests having developed a variety of brand new itineraries from Singapore.
The Singapore Tourism Awards celebrates and recognizes individuals and organizations in the tourism sector for delivering outstanding experiences and demonstrating enterprise excellence. Organized by the Singapore Tourism Board, these Awards seek to raise the Singapore tourism sector’s competitiveness by motivating organizations and individuals to create compelling experiences and adopt best practices. Awards are given out in five distinct categories including Experience Excellence (Leisure/MICE), Enterprise Excellence, Customer Service, Special Recognition and Top Awards. Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Genting Hong Kong (2nd right) receives the ‘Breakthrough Contribution to Tourism’ Award from Mr. Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Trade and Industry of Singapore (2nd left), Mr. Chaly Mah, Chairman, Singapore Tourism Board (1st left) and Singapore Tourism Board’s Chief Executive Mr. Keith Tan (1st right) on behalf of Genting Cruise Lines.