CfP: Cruise Tourism

Cruise tourismThe cruise industry is continuously developing, both in terms of expenditures and number of tourists. It also has a significant impact on other economic sectors. For instance, just in Europe, the direct economic impact of the European Cruise Sector was in 2013 of more than 15,000 Million euros.

Considering the evolutions in the last years, the growth potential is also significant. This trend is enhanced by the fact that the cruise product itself is diversified and it could be further developed. Other factors leading to its development are new destinations, new ship design concepts or new themes – to mention just a few.

The Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends invites practitioners and academics to investigate the current evolutions in the cruise industry.


Final submission: 1st of March 2015
Notification of authors: 15th of April 2015
Publishing date: June 2015

Simão Pedro Ravara de Oliveira has joined the editorial board of the Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends

ImageSimão Oliveira is Bachelor in Management and Planning in Tourism (University of Aveiro – Portugal), Master in Management and Development in Tourism (University of Aveiro – Portugal), holds an Advanced Studies Degree in Business Management and International Commerce, by the University of Extremadura (Spain), where is finalizing his PhD about wine tourism routes.

Teaching at full time, in the Portuguese higher education system since 2004/2005, he is Assistant Professor at the School of Tourism and Maritime Technology of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (Portugal), in the fields of food and wine tourism, hospitality, tourism and economics. Associated Member of GITUR – Tourism Research Group, he is also the Director of the Technological Specialization course in Management in Tourism Recreation.

As researcher, has focused his efforts in the food and wine tourism field, with several publications in portuguese, spanish and english in scientific journals and conference proceedings. In what regards to oral presentations, attended at conferences in countries like Portugal, Spain, Uruguay, Italy, Malaysia among others. Also, coordinated an I&D project about Food Tourism.

Simão Oliveira is Executive Editor of the scientific journal European Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation (Portugal); and member of the Editorial Committee and referee of journals from Argentina, India and UK.