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Cruise ship tourism.

Book cover for Cruise ship tourism.

Description

This book provides an overview of the cruise industry covering a broad range of topics and issues. It has been written for a broad audience including students pursuing university and training programmes, tourism industry professionals, planners and managers in the cruise industry, and finally government agency employees. The book is organized into seven parts. Part 1 introduces the industry and so...

Chapter 33 (Page no: 546)

Is China a new goldmine for cruise companies?

The objective of this chapter is to understand the current situation regarding cruising in China, based on research that has been undertaken since 2010, looking at the adaptation of products (routes, facilities) to meet the expectations of Chinese cruise passengers, as well as what these customers do whilst onboard. The results of this analysis are presented in two stages. The first part looks at the factors in the emergence of cruising in China that led to the increase in supply. It analyses the offers available from international companies in terms of vessels, cruise duration and routes leaving from Chinese ports. It is shown that cruising has attracted enormous interest from Chinese customers, which has encouraged the stakeholders to keep innovating. The options available have increased significantly in just the past decade. The second part analyses the popularity of this activity among cruise passengers who have recently discovered the industry, a population with a radically different lifestyle compared to the onboard standards offered by US and European companies. The importance of the concept of cruising experience is stressed, then the activities of Chinese cruise passengers are discussed. Finally, the importance accorded to cruising as a factor of social valuation and distinction is examined.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The world of cruising. Author(s): Dowling, R. Weeden, C.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 43) Power and profits in the global cruise industry. Author(s): Clancy, M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 57) Representation without taxation. Author(s): Klein, R. A.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 72) Flags of convenience and the global cruise labour market. Author(s): Terry, W. C.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 86) Corporate social responsibility in the cruise sector. Author(s): Font, X. Navarrete, M. G. Bonilla, M. J.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 106) Passengers and risk: health, wellbeing and liability. Author(s): Klein, R. A. Lück, M. Poulston, J.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 124) Economics of cruise shipping: the need for a new business model. Author(s): Vogel, M. P.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 138) High fees on the high seas? The provision of extra-fee products and services. Author(s): Weaver, A.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 145) 'Oceans apart': bridging the gap between academic research and professional practice in cruise tourism. Author(s): Papathanassis, A.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 161) Talent management and the cruise industry. Author(s): Gibson, P.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 177) A sailor's life for me: an example of how one port of call has developed in the hope of meeting crew expectations. Author(s): Thyne, M. Henry, J.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 188) Mediating the cruise experience. Author(s): Lester, J. A.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 205) Conceptualizing the cruise ship tourist experience. Author(s): Mendes, J. Guerreiro, M.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 220) Managing health-related crises in the cruise industry. Author(s): Liu BingJie Pennington-Gray, L.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 236) Cruises, safety and security in a violent world. Author(s): Tarlow, P. E.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 261) Safe, secure and sustainable: attributes of a strong cruise brand. Author(s): Lemmetyinen, A.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 274) The image of cruise ship holidays on Italian television: a comparative analysis. Author(s): Polizzi, G. Oliveri, A. M.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 290) Purchasing attributes for cruise passengers. Author(s): Adams, S. A. Font, X.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 304) Motivations and constraints of cruising for the US and Chinese markets. Author(s): Petrick, J. F. Zou SuiWen Hung Kam
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 317) Children and the family market. Author(s): Lambert, C. Dowling, R.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 332) Cruising with pride: the LGBT cruise market. Author(s): Jarvis, N. Weeden, C.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 348) The changing consumer: 'digital cruising'. Author(s): Pantelidis, I. S.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 363) Stakeholders' perceived gains and obstacles of cruise ship tourism development: the case of La Palma Island. Author(s): Alonso, A. D. Alexander, N.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 378) Cruise ships and protected areas in the marine biome: an analysis of tourism in the Brazilian context. Author(s): Botelho, E. S. Fraga, C. Vilani, R.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 393) Sailing into stormy waters? Understanding the community impacts of cruise tourism growth in Akaroa, New Zealand. Author(s): Shone, M. C. Wilson, J. Simmons, D. G. Stewart, E. J.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 408) Cruise tourism in a remote small island - high yield and low impact? Author(s): Cheer, J. M.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 424) Cruise tourists on the mainland. Itineraries and interactions. Author(s): Sabato, G.
Chapter: 28 (Page no: 441) Environmental reporting in the cruise industry. Author(s): Hall, C. M. Wood, H. Wilson, S.
Chapter: 29 (Page no: 465) Improving sustainable management of expedition cruise destinations in Australia: governance and management lessons from the Great Barrier Reef, the Kimberley and Tasmania. Author(s): Ellis, C. Scherrer, P. Walker, K.
Chapter: 30 (Page no: 484) Sailing in icy waters: Antarctic cruise tourism development, regulation and management. Author(s): Liggett, D. Stewart, E. J.
Chapter: 31 (Page no: 507) Development of cruise tourism in Saudi Arabia. Author(s): Monshi, E. Scott, N.
Chapter: 32 (Page no: 524) Cruise itinerary planning. Author(s): Sigala, M.
Chapter: 34 (Page no: 562) Cruising in Asia, with a focus on China. Author(s): Dowling, R. Mao, I.
Chapter: 35 (Page no: 575) Conclusions and future directions. Author(s): Weeden, C. Dowling, R.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • UFR ESTHUA, Tourism and Culture, University of Angers, 7, allée François Mitterrand, BP 40455, 49004 Angers, France.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2017
  • ISBN
  • 9781780646084
  • Record Number
  • 20173010847