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Forget the mega pools, the cinemas, the boozy parties – this is one cruise that’s all about the destination. This week on Leaders of Travel, I speak to the CEO of Voyages to Antiquity.
This week we’re looking at the cruise industry. You may remember a couple of months ago I spoke to a Cruise Director on an enormous Royal Caribbean ship about how to keep all those passengers entertained.
Well, this week the focus is not on the ship but on the destinations because I’m talking with the Jos Dewing, the CEO of a company called Voyages to Antiquity.
They’ve got just one ship, for just a few hundred passengers, and the whole idea is that the cruise goes to interesting places around the world and you might spend a day or two on the land.
It started with the antiquities route around the Mediterranean – hence the name – but now the ship constantly goes all over the place.
In an industry where there seems to be a constant battle to have the biggest, the newest, the flashiest – it’s an interesting business model.
Does it work? Well, let’s ask Jos Dewing!
Jos Dewing there – the CEO of the cruise company Voyages to Antiquity.
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I’ll be back next week talking about destinations that have tried to bring in tourists after a period of conflict. In particular, I’ll be talking with the CEO of Belfast City Council to hear about the challenges it faced.