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This issue brings together a mix of research cutting across a wide range of topics and interests within the broad area of cruise tourism. The 11 papers deal with: the role of musical performance on cruise ships; the segmentation of cruise tourists based on motivation and perceived constraints;...

Author(s)
Klein, R. A.; Papathanassis, A.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Tourism in Marine Environments, 2016, 11, 2/3, pp 87-214
Abstract

Although most port cities seek and work to grow cruise tourism, in some cases there is broad-based public activism against cruise ships and cruise tourism. This article looks at 10 case studies where grassroots movements have confronted cruise tourism, with varying degrees of success. The study...

Author(s)
Klein, R. A.; Sitter, K. C.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Tourism in Marine Environments, 2016, 11, 2/3, pp 147-159
Abstract

Motivation is one of the greatest drivers of human behavior, yet travel motivation in the context of cruise tourism remains an understudied topic. Although a limited number of cruise specific studies focus on push (travel motives) and pull (destination attributes) factors, the push-pull...

Author(s)
Whyte, L. J.
Publisher
Wiley, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2017, 19, 5, pp 557-568
Abstract

This special issue contains nine papers and offers unique perspectives on consumer engagement across various settings such as sports tourism, cultural events, cruise tourism, visitor attractions and UNESCO world heritage sites. The studies provide insights into tourist engagement from different...

Author(s)
Taheri, B.; Hosany, S.; Altinay, L.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Service Industries Journal, 2019, 39, 7/8, pp 463-661
Abstract

The current studies on cruise tourism lack an exploration of children's cruise experience. The aim of this article is to obtain a deeper understanding of children's cruise experience in the following phases: the pre-cruise decision and planning phase; the on-board engagement phase; and the...

Author(s)
Radic, A.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2019, 22, 2, pp 237-252
Abstract

This research note proposes a variation of asymmetric importance-performance analysis (AIPA) and calls it rational importance-performance analysis (RIPA). The steps in conducting RIPA are demonstrated using publicly available cruise tourism data for Hawaii.

Author(s)
Ramakrishnan Ramanathan; Usha Ramanathan
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Annals of Tourism Research, 2016, 61, pp 264-267
Abstract

This special issue on the history of tourism consists of eight papers. Each paper connects the past to the future and identifies the evolution of tourism into the future. The papers deal with the transformation and future of destinations such as Las Vegas, the German mainland of the Wadden Sea...

Author(s)
Yeoman, I. S.; McMahon-Beatte, U.
Publisher
Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK
Citation
Journal of Tourism Futures, 2018, 4, 3, pp 179-281
Abstract

The global cruise industry has witnessed a dramatic boom in China, yet little is known about potential Chinese cruisers. For international cruise lines that are targeting Chinese markets, understanding what and how constraints keep Chinese tourists from purchasing a cruise vacation is likely...

Author(s)
Zou SuiWen; Petrick, J. F.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Tourism in Marine Environments, 2016, 11, 2/3, pp 109-122
Abstract

As competition in the travel industry continues to expand, it is important to focus efforts on understanding what leads to customer satisfaction, repurchase intentions, and positive word of mouth (WOM) with the purpose of gaining customer loyalty. Previous research has revealed that travel...

Author(s)
Migacz, S.; Durko, A.; Petrick, J.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Tourism in Marine Environments, 2016, 11, 2/3, pp 123-135
Abstract

Emerging research has revealed the importance of the benefits to travel, beyond that of a simple vacation getaway. Because the US remains one of the few developed countries without a formal vacation policy for working adults, research investigating the overall benefits of travel, from health to...

Author(s)
Durko, A.; Petrick, J.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Tourism in Marine Environments, 2016, 11, 2/3, pp 189-195

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