Asia is the ‘future of yachting’, conference hears
The ‘future of yachting’ is in Asia with Phuket at its hub, the leading global conference for the marina industry heard this week. Asia’s claim to be the world’s next boating capital was staked at the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2011, held in Singapore on 10-12 May.
Gulu Lalvani, the developer of Thailand’s Royal Phuket Marina, said; “With the largest and most exotic sailing grounds in the world, larger than Mediterranean and Caribbean put together, the future of yachting is in Asia!”
He also asserted that Phuket is now “the most developed yacht tourism destination in the heart of the best cruising grounds in Asia”. Phuket is the ‘Riviera of South East Asia’ for boating, he added.
Now in its seventh year, the ICOMIA conference was staged for the first time in Asia this year.