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 […]

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