Alexis’ Keynote at the Cruise Summit 2019 (Mardid, Spain): The Cruise Sector’s ‘Blue Ocean’ strategy and Implications for Ports

The cruise sector has historically emerged by the crisis in passenger shipping sector during the 70s-80s, forcing the re-invention of passenger shipping to the modern cruise holiday. The cruise sector has been (and is) amongst the early adopters of new technologies, ultimately aiming to ‘sail away’ from price-competitive markets and unattractive business environments (Red Ocean). […]

Cruises & Overtourism: Alexis’ Keynote during the Hamburg Cruise Days Business Deck Event

The overtourism phenomenon (or better collection of phenomena) is not new. The externalities of tourism have been extensively researched since the 70s!!! Nevertheless – and sadly enough – it has required a media-hype and a catchy term for those to be perceived as attention-worthy by the tourism and cruise sector. Perhaps the tourism and cruise […]

Cruises and Emissions… The Real Question is Simple!

Cruise-Ship-Industry.com – Citation: “In absolute terms, the report said that Spain, Italy and Greece, closely followed by France and Norway, are the European countries most exposed to SOx air pollution from cruise vessels, while Barcelona, Palma (Maj) and Venice are the most impacted European port cities, followed by Civitavecchia and Southampton. These countries are more […]

New publications on cruise tourism

The cruise sector in general and its future in particular are becoming increasingly a ‘news-opera’, with a particular focus on emissions and overtourism. A number of developments in the area, as well as a number of facts are often lost in the discussion. Check out my two newly-published papers in the ‘Tourism Review‘: Cruise Tourism […]

SAVE THE DATE (13-15 June 2019): 6th International Cruise Conference

Dear all, It is a long time since we all got together. AND IT IS ABOUT TIME WE DO AGAIN!  The date for the 6th International Cruise Conference is set. It will take place between the 13-15th of June 2019 in Bremerhaven (Germany).  Download the call for papers here: http://www.cruiseresearchsociety.com/UserFiles/File/ICC6/ICC6CfP.pdf More infos (e.g. conference programme, pricing, travel […]

PUBLONS: A Platform for Reviewer Effort Recognition… Finally!!

Over the last years, I have been regularly invited to act as a reviewer for various journals.  Peer reviewing is an essential element of scientific publishing, adding a layer of quality control to what is published and regarded as ‘scientific’.  In today’s digital world, considering the growth of open source publishing, and the proliferation of […]

NEW BOOK: Yellow Tourism – Crime and Corruption in the Holiday Sector

Our newest book is out.  This book, summarises the proceedings of the 1st Yellow Tourism Conference, which took place in Corfu (Greece) during April 27-29, 2017.  The aim of this inaugural conference was to create an interdisciplinary ‘research-space’ for understanding tourism-related corruption, whilst initiating the formation of a corresponding international network of tourism academics and […]

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