Demand and inventory, a delicate balancing act

When you have more bookings than you know what to do with, that’s the good kind of problem to have in the travel industry, right? Well, sort of. No travel company ever wants to have too many empty beds/seats/cabins. But not having enough openings to meet demand, that’s a tricky problem too, because that’s whenContinue reading “Demand and inventory, a delicate balancing act”

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Should river lines be worried about Crystal?

By Michelle Baran Throughout the last several years of seemingly unstoppable growth in the river cruise market, ocean cruise lines have resisted getting in on the river action, a segment of the cruise market that, while clearly very popular, represents entirely different economics of scale (in other words, much lower passenger volumes) than ocean cruising. SoContinue reading “Should river lines be worried about Crystal?”

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Piggybacking on the river boom

Craigslist By Michelle Baran Do you ever find yourself, as I often do, reflecting about a seemingly simple concept that has become incredibly successful (like Craigslist, the beyond basic classifieds website now worth hundreds of millions of dollars), and say to yourself, “Drats! Now why didn’t I think of that?!” As the river cruise market continuesContinue reading “Piggybacking on the river boom”

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