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  • Cruise Sector Growthby Alexis Papathanassis

    Gabler Verlag 2009; US$ 84.57

    Scale is a central theme of the cruise industry. Excessive scale in the ocean liner business gave rise to the birth of cruising in the 1960s. Air travel had gradually replaced ocean travel, and the ships built for scheduled passenger services were put to other uses, such as leisure cruises. For the cruise lines, the achievement of cost-saving scale... more...

  • The Long Tail of Tourismby Alexis Papathanassis

    Gabler Verlag 2011; US$ 63.43

    The ?long tail? of holiday offerings implies dramatic shifts in the sector?s concentration levels and its competitive dynamics. In order to examine the applicability and validity of this scenario, a number of key holiday niches are examined in terms of their demand development, supplier landscapes, operational challenges and future potential. more...

  • Post-Merger Integration and the Management of Information and Communication Systemsby Alexis Papathanassis

    Deutscher Universitätsverlag 2012; US$ 116.29

    1.0 Introduction In the popular film "Wall Street", the ruthless investment banker played by Michael Douglas, devotes an ode to "Greed", as part of his speech to the shareholders' meeting of a paper company he aims at acquiring: "The point is ladies and gentlemen that greed, for the like of a better word, is good. Greed is right. Greed works! Greed... more...

  • Cruise Business Developmentby Alexis Papathanassis

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 105.72

    Thisbook addresses innovation management and product development in the cruisetourism industry. It explains how experience management has evolved from astrictly company-level, product- or service-focused tactical task to anindustry-wide strategic challenge, and analyses the role of intangiblereputational aspects of cruise experiences, as well as peripheral... more...

  • Cruise Sector Challengesby Philip Gibson; Alexis Papathanassis; Petra Milde

    Gabler Verlag 2011; US$ 63.43

    This textbook presents a compendium of important issues that were discussed at the 2nd International Cruise Conference in Plymouth (UK) between the 18th and 20th February 2010. The focus of the conference was to consider emerging issues, problems and solutions for the cruise industry at a time when trading conditions were perceived to be highly volatile.... more...

  • Cruise Managementby Alexis Papathanassis; Michael Breitner; Cornelia Schoen

    Gabler Verlag 2011; US$ 63.43

    Increasingly, cruise operators are utilising information and communication technologies (ICTs) to improve service-effectiveness and process efficiency, both on- and off-board. Therefore, it is worth initiating a discussion on the potential and challenges ICTs entail for both cruise operators? back-offices and for cruisers? consumption experiences.... more...

  • Cruise Tourism and Societyby Alexis Papathanassis; Tihomir Lukovic; Michael Vogel

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 95.15

    ?The growth and increased popularity of cruises is accompanied by a number of sustainability issues concerning the environment, the port economies and societies; on board and at shore. The sustainability imperative ultimately leads to operational, economical as well as image-related challenges for the sector's decision-makers and stakeholders. This... more...

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