Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Long cruises in demand, CLIA survey shows

Long cruises in demand, CLIA survey shows


Travel agents are reporting an increase in bookings for longer cruises, according to an agent survey by CLIA.
Thirty-seven percent of agents reported an increase in bookings for 14- to 100-day cruises. Such cruises are increasingly popular with both retired and affluent travelers.
Agents said longer cruises are attractive because they give passengers the ability to see many places hassle free, without having to deal with multiple airports and packing and unpacking. Travelers also like the itineraries to destinations that would be difficult to visit on land.
CLIA conducted the survey of 434 CLIA agents in September, using Survey Monkey.