Articles tagged “cruise”

The Cruise Industry Keeps Beating Its Own Expectations

The Cruise Industry Keeps Beating Its Own Expectations

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Higher-than-expected cruise passenger counts are good news for an industry that saw much slower growth just a few years ago. A lack of high-profile disasters has been helpful, and cruise lines are getting better at promoting themselves and expanding into new markets.

2 days ago

Cruise Lines See Opportunities for Growth in China

Cruise Lines See Opportunities for Growth in China

Anand Krishnamoorthy, Adam Majendie, and Sam Nagarajan, Bloomberg

In addition to courting the next generation of cruisers here in the U.S., cruise companies are smartly looking to China's massive travel market, too.

1 week ago

Travel Startup Ideas Guaranteed to Be Unicorns — Or Maybe Not

Travel Startup Ideas Guaranteed to Be Unicorns — Or Maybe Not

Deanna Ting, Skift

Who says you can't dream big — or small? Just don't ask us to pitch on Shark Tank, please. Also, this is why we're writers and not entrepreneurs.

3 weeks ago

What Cruise Lines Are Doing to Win a New Generation of Cruisers: 5 Podcast Takeaways

What Cruise Lines Are Doing to Win a New Generation of Cruisers: 5 Podcast Takeaways

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Cruise marketers may already know to pursue millennials and families, but those two groups are incredibly diverse and warrant better targeting.

2 months ago

UK Cruise and Tour Firm All Leisure Group Collapses

UK Cruise and Tour Firm All Leisure Group Collapses

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Since the heady days of a stock market floatation in 2007, there has not been much to shout about for All Leisure Group. Like a number of other travel companies, it has not been able to cope with the level of geopolitical upheaval in key destinations. It is unlikely to be the only big travel casualty of 2017.

5 months ago

Cruise Passenger Numbers Are Expected to Top 25 Million Next Year

Cruise Passenger Numbers Are Expected to Top 25 Million Next Year

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The cruise industry is generally very good at getting passengers to fill all their ships, especially new ones with the latest bells and whistles. Executives have also been trying to get those passengers to pay more for their trips, which is sometimes a struggle.

5 months ago

TUI Group Doesn’t Want to Be Known as a Tour Operator Anymore

TUI Group Doesn’t Want to Be Known as a Tour Operator Anymore

Patrick Whyte, Skift

TUI’s evolution to that of an end-to-end travel provider is set to accelerate next year. It is fast becoming a tourism company in a class of its own.

5 months ago

Alaska Attracts More Than 1 Million Cruise Passengers But Marketing Woes on Horizon

Alaska Attracts More Than 1 Million Cruise Passengers But Marketing Woes on Horizon

Associated Press

With state coffers in a pinch because of Alaska's economic downturn, the Alaska Travel Industry Association is trying to supplement governmental funding with an increase in private monies. Without marketing dollars, it would be a shame to see the cruise momentum fall flat.

7 months ago

How Cunard Is Trying to Keep Old-World Cruising Relevant

How Cunard Is Trying to Keep Old-World Cruising Relevant

Hannah Sampson, Skift

In an industry full of young brands, Cunard Line emphasizes its history to stand apart. But keeping the needs of modern travelers in mind is important too.

10 months ago

How Royal Caribbean Wants to Make Smart Ships Smarter

How Royal Caribbean Wants to Make Smart Ships Smarter

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Cruise lines have used technology to create experiences on ships that wow guests, but Royal Caribbean's new CIO makes a good point: Tech should also continue to evolve to make the cruise experience easier to navigate for passengers.

10 months ago

Windstar Cruises Hires New Exec From Seabourn in Bid for Expansion

Windstar Cruises Hires New Exec From Seabourn in Bid for Expansion

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Windstar Cruises needs to connect with travelers who will appreciate its upscale, relaxed small-ship experience; hiring a president with significant sales and marketing experience should help it get that message out.

11 months ago

Fathom Hopes Religious Groups Will Help its Volunteer-Based Cruise Business Survive

Fathom Hopes Religious Groups Will Help its Volunteer-Based Cruise Business Survive

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Fathom has a dual mission: social impact work in one destination, the Dominican Republic, and cultural enrichment in another, Cuba. Consumers may have a hard time understanding what the cruise line is all about.

11 months ago