Cruise Market: Stakeholders and the Role of Ports and Tourist Hinterlands

The empirical analysis of the determinants of cruise traffic registered by a port is presented in this article. The Mediterranean Sea is the second cruise destination world wide and the Spanish Mediterranean cruise ports are analyzed. With respect to the port of call segment, there are a large number of ports available in the Mediterranean, and a small number of ports account for a high percentage of home in/out passengers. The article associates the number of cruise passengers with the attractiveness of the port hinterland, the port infrastructure and the management of port facilities. Principal component methodology and ordinary least-squares regression are used to conduct an empirical analysis. The explanatory variables are related to the tourist attractiveness, the port infrastructure and port costs.


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  • Accession Number: 01577787
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 1 2015 2:03PM