Sustainability of Cruise Ship Conference Tourism

Gašparović, Goran and Krajačić, Goran and Duić, Neven (2014) Sustainability of Cruise Ship Conference Tourism. = Sustainability of Cruise Ship Conference Tourism. In: The 9th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, 20-27.09.2014., Venecija, Italija.

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Representing approximately 9% of global GDP in 2011 and growing, tourism is a major contributor of employment of highly localized nature. As opposed to shore-based tourism, cruise ship industry is more flexible in relocating its assets to areas of demand with significantly more ease. Sustainable cruising tourism still faces several issues ; waste water and solid waste disposal, impact on marine eco- systems. Major areas of cruise line industry are also the areas of largest biodiversity found in the Earth’s oceans. Two of the most prominent areas are the Caribbean and Mediterranean. The question is whether increasing the activity of cruise liners in the most sensitive areas is a reasonable and sustainable action to do? The paper presents a range of methods to mitigate the impact of cruise liners on local marine eco-system and economy and maximise the positive externalities of the activities for local communities. Results are presented on a test-case comprising a round-trip cruise of Adriatic and Aegean Sea versus organising similar activities on the shore.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Keywords (Croatian): sustainability, cruise ships, ecology, tourism
Subjects: SOCIAL SCIENCES > Information and communication sciences
Divisions: 500 Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment > 510 Power Engineering and Energy Management Chair
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Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2016 09:47
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2016 10:58

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