After seeing solid use of Facebook by cruise lines for communicating with customers, more evidence emerging that the sector is less keen on the other major social network, Twitter.
Some time away from the lure of every-day technology appears to be a motivating factor for cruise trippers, with a total digital “detox” a popular choice for many in a recent survey.
One area were travel agents were traditionally strong in spite of the emergence of online travel, was in cruise bookings. Yet, a recent report suggests that travel agents are losing the battle on the cruise front.
No offence to Celebrity Cruises, but if a cruise trip was going to almost $250 million a night presumably passengers would want more than, well, a cabin on the Celebrity Constellation.
Online gaming and cruise trips – you couldn’t make it up?! Well, a team at Embark.at did for its entry in the recent THack @ SFO in San Francisco.
Cruise giant Cunard is trying to allay concerns amongst customers after an email was sent containing confidential details of some 1,200 passengers.
TLabs Showcase on travel startups featuring US-based CruiseWise, a new, content-led and map-based online travel agency focusing on cruise trips.