Articles tagged “cruise”

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.

3 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

3 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.

6 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.

6 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.

7 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.

7 months ago

Carnival CEO Says Brexit Vote Could Give UK Cruise Lines an Edge

Carnival CEO Says Brexit Vote Could Give UK Cruise Lines an Edge

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Carnival Corporation pulled off a surprisingly good quarter despite global uncertainty, though capacity growth in China seems to be worrying some on Wall Street.

7 months ago

Royal Caribbean Is Bringing Robot Bartenders and Virtual Skydiving to More Cruise Passengers in Asia

Royal Caribbean Is Bringing Robot Bartenders and Virtual Skydiving to More Cruise Passengers in Asia

Daryl Loo and Melissa Cheok, Bloomberg

Royal Caribbean was a market leader in sending new capacity to China, and continues to up the ante by sending a second brand new ship.

8 months ago

Mediterranean Cruises a Tough Sell for Americans Because of Terror Attacks

Mediterranean Cruises a Tough Sell for Americans Because of Terror Attacks

Hannah Sampson, Skift

We wondered how the terror attacks in Europe would affect travel plans this summer. Now we're getting a glimpse of the impact, at least when it comes to Mediterranean cruises.

9 months ago

Carnival Says It Has Permission to Sail to Cuba With All Guests, Cubans Included

Carnival Says It Has Permission to Sail to Cuba With All Guests, Cubans Included

Hannah Sampson, Skift

This decision was down to the wire, but Carnival won in the end.

9 months ago