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North America has long been the center of cruise business, followed by Europe. However, the increasing interest of Asian travelers in cruises and their affordability motivated destinations to actively develop cruise terminals to accommodate mega cruise ships. Cruise vacation appeals to the Chinese...

Author(s)
Hung Kam
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2018, 69, pp 88-96
Abstract

Seasonality has long been regarded as a feature of the tourism industry. Many tourism destinations and relevant organizations are suffering from this phenomenon every year. Tourism seasonality is viewed as problematic but least understood by not only the academic community but also the domains of...

Author(s)
Sun XiaoDong; Wu XiaoRong; Feng XueGang
Publisher
Tourism College of Beijing Union University, Beijing, China
Citation
Tourism Tribune, 2015, 30, 5, pp 117-126
Full TextCABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cruising with pride: the LGBT cruise market.

This chapter provides critical insights into the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) cruise sector, gained through in-depth interviews with two Miami-based cruise corporations, four North American lesbian and gay tour operators, and the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association....

Author(s)
Jarvis, N.; Weeden, C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646084)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

As the North American cruise industry matures and becomes increasingly competitive, both cruise lines and cruise destinations need to look for new ways to retain current customers and attract new tourists. Currently the literature lacks significant examination of destination image related to cruise ...

Author(s)
Whyte, L. J.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Destination Marketing & Management, 2018, 10, pp 172-180
Abstract

This report looks at: the expansion of river cruise fleets; the major European and non-European rivers and their key attractions; the leading source markets for river cruise holidays (USA, Germany and the UK); the demographic profile of river cruisers; the economic factors affecting the river ...

Author(s)
Loverseed, H.
Publisher
Mintel International Group Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Travel & Tourism Analyst, 2015, No.4, pp 41 pp.
Abstract

The modern leisure cruise industry is one of the most dynamic and profitable sectors of the global tourism industry. However, the cruise industry has entered a maturity stage in North America, the largest cruise market in the world, as growth of the new-to-cruise segment diminishes. Industry...

Author(s)
Sun XiaoDong; Kwortnik, R.; Gauri, D. K.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
International Journal of Hospitality Management, 2018, 71, pp 132-140
Abstract

This article investigates the emergence of two distinct segments in the global cruise market: the local passenger, who lives within the region that they cruise to take a cruise, and the long-haul cruise passenger, who flies from their region to take a cruise in another region. The research examined ...

Author(s)
Henry, J.; Hamlin, R.; Simpson, E.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Tourism in Marine Environments, 2015, 10, 3/4, pp 159-175
Abstract

This study identified cruise passengers' perceived importance and performance of quality attributes for cruise lines in North America by utilizing an importance-performance analysis tool. The results concluded that: (a) room temperature, behavior of other passengers, food and beverages, and...

Author(s)
Chua BeeLia; Goh Ben; Huffman, L.; Jai, C.; Shahrim Karim
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management, 2016, 25, 3, pp 346-371
Abstract

In the travel and hospitality industries, categorization of products, brands, and experiences permits efficient comparison and evaluation that aids decision making - from consumer choice to organizational strategy. However, categories often involve self-categorization (e.g., marketer defined) that...

Author(s)
Li YiWei; Kwortnik, R.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2017, 56, 7, pp 941-956
Abstract

The study aims to examine the sentiment differences in the content of cruise tour online reviews across North Americans and Europeans, as representing the two largest cruise markets. Dictionary-based sentiment analysis has been carried out on 1127 reviews on guided tours retrieved from TripAdvisor. ...

Author(s)
Buzova, D.; Sanz-Blas, S.; Cervera-Taulet, A.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Service Industries Journal, 2019, 39, 2, pp 154-173

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