Title

The Cruising Industry

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publisher

CABI

Faculty

Business and Law

School

Marketing, Tourism and Leisure

RAS ID

5141

Comments

This chapter was originally published as: Dowling, R. K. (2006). The Cruising Industry. In Ross K. Dowling (Ed.), Cruise Ship Tourism (pp. 3-17). Wallingford, Oxfordshire: CABI. Original book available here

Abstract

An overview is presented of the growth of the global cruise industry, as well as the current demand and supply situation. Also highlighted are the major cruise lines, cruise destinations and cruise products. The economic, social and environmental impacts of cruise tourism are then discussed, as well as the heightened interest in, and practice of, security and safety in the cruise industry.