Cruise ship tourism by Ross K. Dowling, Clare Weeden

By Ross K. Dowling, Clare Weeden

Overlaying the industrial, social and environmental affects of boating, this booklet combines the newest learn with sensible case reports to supply a complete account of the topic. It experiences the basic rules of the undefined, the cruise adventure from a passenger point of view, advertising, making plans and vacation spot development.

summary: protecting the commercial, social and environmental affects of boating, this publication combines the most recent learn with sensible case stories to supply a accomplished account of the topic. It studies the elemental ideas of the undefined, the cruise adventure from a passenger standpoint, advertising and marketing, making plans and vacation spot improvement

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From a study of passenger shipping in the USA, the history of marketing the maritime industry can be divided into four periods spanning almost 175 years: immigration and luxury (1850–1914); tourism, alcohol and luxury (1918–1939); jet age emergence (1946–1970); and cruising for all (1970 to the present day) (Branchik, 2014). During The World of Cruising 17 this period the cruise industry has revolutionized each element of marketing in response to changing social, cultural, commercial and technological forces, including a transformation from trans-oceanic transportation network to leisure-oriented lodging/entertainment/tourism service provider (Branchik, 2014).

According to Ward (2005) the effects of increased attacks and global conflicts over the past 5 years has led to a lack of confidence in travel safety, which is why homeland cruising has become increasingly popular in the USA. Given all of the above it is surprising that maritime terrorism is a neglected area of research in tourism. , 2014). 3. Indonesian Coast Guard clearing the ship Silver Shadow before departing Indonesian waters. Members of the team dived under the ship and inspected the hull as part of security operations.

Conversely, Matuszewski and Blenkinsopp’s (2011) study found that staff felt ‘strongly connected’ to the cruise ships they had worked on, and reported a sense of nostalgia, a desire to return and also renewed wanderlust, especially if they saw ‘their ship’ in port, or on television. Overall, these workers shared a belief that working onboard was a ‘good experience’. These findings are similar to those of Gibson and Perkins (2015), who investigated the extended social interactions of experienced cruise staff, and found these had a largely favourable impact on workplace engagement, largely because workers spent much of their free time with colleagues, who were considered friends.

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