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Using technology to understand cruise ship passenger dispersal


Hardy, A and Vorobjovas-Pinta, O, Using technology to understand cruise ship passenger dispersal, Proceedings of CAUTHE 2022 Conference Online: Shaping the Next Normal in Tourism, Hospitality and Events, 07-09 February 2022, Griffith University, pp. 1 piece- abstract. (2022) [Conference Extract]

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This research project sought to understand how cruise ship passengers disperse once their cruise ends, and to explore techniques to measure mobility. To date, research that has explored cruise ship passenger mobility has focused on their dispersal through transit destinations. Little research exists on their dispersal once the cruise ends. This research sought to overcome this gap, by using an augmentation of the Tourism Tracer technology. Cruise ships passengers were tracked, with consent, via a location-enabled bespoke mobile phone app, following their disembarkation from their cruise in Sydney. three types of passengers were tracked: international passengers, Australian (domestic) passengers, and passengers who lived in Sydney. The results yielded insights into significant differences between these three groups in terms of both dispersal and their behaviour. The data was synced with land use classification data which showed further detail into the types of places that passengers stopped at, while dispersing. The findings of this study both add to, and challenge existing conceptualisations of cruise ship passengers’ mobility.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:tourist tracking, dispersal, technology, tourism tracer, cruise ship passengers
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Tourism
Research Field:Impacts of tourism
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Tourism services
Objective Field:Socio-cultural issues in tourism
UTAS Author:Hardy, A (Associate Professor Anne Hardy)
UTAS Author:Vorobjovas-Pinta, O (Dr Oscar Vorobjovas-Pinta)
ID Code:150235
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Sociology and Criminology
Deposited On:2022-06-03
Last Modified:2022-06-03

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