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Int. J. Leisure and Tourism Marketing, Vol. 1, No. 3, 2010 205 Cruise tourism: economic, socio-cultural and
Juan Gabriel Brida*
School of Economics and Management,
Free University of Bolzano, Universitätsplatz, 1, I – 39100, Bolzano, Italy Fax: +39 0471 013009
E-mail: JuanGabriel.Brida@unibz.it *Corresponding author
Escuela de Turismo,
Colegio Mayor de Antioquia,
Barrio Robledo Cl. 65 N 77-126, Medellín, Colombia E-mail: email@example.com
Abstract: Cruise tourism generates an estimated $18 billion a year in passenger expenditure and has been the fastest growing sector of the travel industry in the last years. Arrivals in the Caribbean region increased from three million in 1980 to more than 25 million in 2007. In this paper we describe the evolution of the cruise industry and review the experiences of different cruise destinations. We also describe different activities associated to the cruise ship industry to identify costs and benefits for the actors of the local economies.
Keywords: cruise industry, economic impact, environmental impact.
Reference to this paper should be made as follows: Brida, J.G. and Zapata, S. (2010) ‘Cruise tourism: economic, socio-cultural and environmental impacts’, Int. J. Leisure and Tourism Marketing, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp.205–226.
Biographical notes: Juan G. Brida is an Assistant Professor at the School of Economics and Management – Free University of Bolzano. His research interests and expertise are in the areas of tourism economics and economic growth. He has a degree in Mathematics (Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay) and a PhD in Economics (University of Siena).
Sandra Zapata is an Administrator of tourist enterprises. She is a Contract Researcher of the Tourism and Business Research Group (GIET) – Colegio Mayor de Antioquia (Colombia). She has worked in different fields of the tourism sector, especially in rural hotel sector. At present, she is involved in a research project related to the economic growth and tourism in the Colombian region of Antioquia.
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