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The impact of globalization on supply and demand in the cruise industry

Doris Perucic ; Department of Economy and Business Economy, University of Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Puni tekst: engleski pdf 794 Kb

str. 665-680

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The paper investigates how globalization processes have reshaped the de-territorialisation of capital, labor and the tourist destination. The fact that cruises as a form of tourism supply are not tied to just one destination has contributed to a more rapid development of globalization processes in the cruise industry.
The growth in demand and the economy of scale have caused the appearance of gigantism. Ships have become floating hotels or destinations similar to on-land resorts, and the ports visited have become part of the program offered onboard. Today, ships that carry few thousand people including passengers and crew, and offer a multitude of facilities, can be viewed as a global microcosms, considering that the passengers and
crew come from various countries around the world. The multinational atmosphere onboard is frequently marketed as part of the cruise experience. This is further strengthened by the fact that a ship does not usually sail under the flag of its country of domicile, but rather under a flag of convenience that allows the company to lower considerably their running costs and access to global laborforce markets. Today, cruising is worldwide, demands show high growth rate, new markets are emerging, new cruise regions are developing, and the profile of cruise passengers is changing. Multinational companies cover almost all cruise regions, and the sector is dominated by three corporations that control more than 75% of the market.

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cruise markets, globalization, cruise ships, gigantism, flags of convenience

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