An occupational perspective of cruise tourism

Lee-Ross, Darren (2007) An occupational perspective of cruise tourism. In: Proceedings of the 17th Annual CAUTHE Conference. From: CAUTHE 2007: Tourism - Past Achievements, Future Challenges, 11-14 FEB 2007, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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Abstract

This study advanced and tested the notion that occupational communities exist on board cruise tourism vessels. Using a questionnaire developed from earlier related studies, an occupational culture was found to exist amongst hospitality workers (n = 72). These communities were more acute on voyages of longer duration with individuals attracted to opportunities for socialization provided by the work situation rather than the job itself. Cruise directors will need to understand how these organizational cultures impact on employees and their work in order to maintain effectiveness, efficiency and positive on-board attitudes. The occupational view of on-board hospitality work could provide a much-needed new understanding of employee attitudes and behaviours in the 21 51 century.

Item ID: 3192
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: cruise tourism; occupational communities; hospitality workers
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ISBN: 978-0-646-46998-0
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2009 04:44
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150603 Tourism Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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