SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Feb. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- inCruises International, the world’s largest cruise membership club, announced its expansion into Japan today. Launching in Japan is a natural progression of the company’s ongoing expansion into strategic, profitable markets around the globe.

“Launching in Japan is an important part of our global expansion plan,” CEO Michael Hutchison said. “I was grateful to personally meet our team including Mr. Ken Akahori, Mr. Jun Kaneko, Ms. Yui Sawada, and Ms. Hanae Kubota. Our partnership with our Independent Representatives is the key for our continuing success and we are lucky to be surrounded with such polite, kind and hard-working Partners. I was also excited to visit the cruise port of Shimizu and see the majestic Mt. Fujiyama on a clear day.”

“According to data from the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Japan’s ports welcomed 2,378 visits from cruise ships last year, a third of all port calls in Asia, placing the country head-and-shoulders above any other competitor on the continent as a cruise destination,” said inCruises General Counsel Bruce Murdock.

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government has an official target to increase the number of tourists who visit Japan by cruise ship to five million by 2020 when Tokyo will play host to the 2020 Summer Olympics.

“Strong backing from the cruise industry and impressive market growth across Asia – the absolute volume of cruise travelers across Asia has quadrupled since 2012, according to CLIA – is certainly compelling for the longevity and sustainability of Japan’s cruise sector,” said CEO Michael Hutchison.

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About inCruises International

Since launching its flagship membership in 2015, inCruises International has grown to become the premier cruise membership club with Members and Partners in over 178 countries all over the world. Today, with more than 150,000+ Members and over 40,000+ Partners, inCruises is making a measurable difference in the lives of its Members and is committed to ethically providing a business ownership opportunity to its growing Partner team. Through an unwavering commitment to excellence, inCruises is attracting a new global market of mostly first-time passengers on amazing cruise vacations. Members enjoy access to 5000+ of the most desirable cruise travel destinations and ocean ports around the world. Those who are interested in building an independent business, can also become Independent Representatives and sell Cruise vacation memberships to similar cruise travel enthusiasts. The company is also committed to positive global corporate citizenship by supporting the Ocean Cleanup Project and the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

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