The conference, May 21-23, will be in English and will focus on the developments in cruise operations over the next 25 years.
Themes include the future drivers of industry development (growth and trends, innovations, branding, emerging markets), sales and marketing (customer needs, social media, user-generated content, e-booking, booking behavior) and education/research (levels, degrees, methods, objectives, internship).
Further themes are destinations (investments, regulation, port development), human resources (HR strategy, turnover, labor conditions, supply and demand) and technology/sustainability (communications, technology and operations, waste handling).
Abstracts of 300 to 500 words should contain the proposed title, the full names of the author(s), postal and e-mail address and should be submitted as .doc or as .rtf file by March 1 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Abstracts will be reviewed by a conference committee for acceptance.
Full papers should not exceed 5,000 words, including the abstract and references. The submission deadline for papers will be May 15.