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Goldjoy Announces As Asia's First Online Travel Partner To Launch Direct Connect With Dream Cruises And Crystal Cruises

2021-Aug-31 12:08


Hong Kong, 31 August 2021 - Goldjoy Travel Limited (“Goldjoy”), Hong Kong’s first Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) accredited travel agency, is pleased to announce themselves as Asia’s first online travel partner to launch “Direct Connect” with two of Genting Hong Kong (SEHK:678) cruise lines Dream Cruises and Crystal Cruises.

Direct Connect” enables the travel company via its website goldjoy.com to provide its customers with end to end online booking services at a click of a finger. It has been designed using API technologies that enables 24 x 7 real time cruise cabin pricing, availability and online reservation capability with instant confirmation. This is a first in Asia to launch such a solution with the cruise lines.

Globally, over 70% of cruise bookings are still being made through traditional travel agents and Goldjoy believes it is well positioned to capture the shift in the growing consumer preference for an online booking alternative. Today’s announcement reflects Goldjoy's ambition to cement themselves as Asia’s leading Online Travel Agency (OTA) focused on cruise tourism. The proprietary cruise booking platform already connects with some of the world’s largest cruise lines offering more than 10,000 unique sailings and is estimated to exceed 50,000 later this year as cruise lines begin to resume operations around the world.

Dr Fred Yip, Goldjoy’s Executive Director, said “With the rising popularity of cruise tourism in the region, we are very honoured to have both Dream Cruises and Crystal Cruises in our digital transformation journey. We are aspired to make Goldjoy.com to become the leading OTA for cruise bookings in Asia”

About Goldjoy Travel Goldjoy Travel headquartered in Hong Kong SAR was first established in 1989 and has since been recognised by many as a pioneer and leader in long haul destinations such as the Middle East, Mediterranean, Africa, Cuba and South America. Unlike regular sightseeing travel tours, Goldjoy Travel selects adventures for travellers to experience the destination, meet the people and appreciate the heritage, performances and saviour meals that authentically represents the local cultures. Goldjoy is currently the only Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) accredited travel agency in Hong Kong.

About Dream Cruises Carrying on Genting Hong Kong’s proud heritage of nearly 30 years of Asian cruise industry experience, Dream Cruises aims to be a pacesetter in the global cruise landscape. Featuring a complete fleet of quality, German built vessels for Asian sourced passengers, Dream Cruises is meeting the needs of the ‘emerging generation’ of confident, independently minded and upwardly mobile Asian travellers by offering inspirational journeys, which are Asian at heart and international in spirit.

Dream Cruises has been recognized by the Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Guide 2020, ranking Genting Dream and World Dream once again in the world’s top ten Large Resort Ships – the only two highest ships to homeport year-round in Asia. Dream Cruises’ third ship, Explorer Dream, also made her debut in the Berlitz Cruising and Cruise Ships 2020 guide under the “Mid-Sized Ship” category in the Top 20 position.

About Crystal Cruises Only the world-renowned Crystal Experience offers an unwavering, unparalleled standard of excellence and luxury across four distinct cruising options: Crystal Cruises, the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line; Crystal River Cruises, the World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line; Crystal Yacht Cruises, offering boutique luxury and bold adventure in the world’s most elite harbours; and Crystal Expedition Cruises, taking Crystal’s acclaimed elegance to the farthest reaches of the world. Crystal has been recognized with top honours in the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards for a record 27 years including, in 2019, for Best Medium-Ship Cruise Line for Crystal Cruises, Best Small-Ship Cruise Line for Crystal Yacht Cruises and Best River Cruise Line for Crystal River Cruises. Crystal was also voted “World’s Best” by the readers of Travel + Leisure for 24 years, including, in 2017 and 2020, Best River Cruise Line for Crystal River Cruises; and won “Cruise Line of the Year” and “Most Luxurious Guest Experience” by Virtuoso for 2018 & 2019.

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