As a guest speaker, you have a vested interest in the success of the cruising industry.
The SpeakOnCruises team keeps our ears to the water and we dig up info that we blog about to help you keep abreast. You all have jobs and family to deal with. I’m retired and we have no kids. So I do this to keep out of bars.
That said, here are some facts you may not know about.
There are about 22 million people that cruise. That number increases every year. When times are good, they go. When times are down, they see a cruise as a cheap alternative to a 2 week African Safari.
In 2016, Europe is on track to spend $40B USD on tours and related activities. In the USA, we count nearly 70,000 firms in the tour and activity segment. This is taking in close to $20 billion. A lot that is cruising. There is almost monthly news about a line planning to build a new ship. We now have gargantuan floating cities with over 6,000 pax and 2K crew…you are talking about 8,000 souls on board. They commit to these because the demand is there.
Once people get onboard, they want to take the offered tours. After all, the ship is nice but it’s the itinerary that attracts passengers. It’s no secret that this business sector rakes in a lot more money that guests spend on shopping, souvenirs and nightlife combined.
So yes, YOUR industry is healthy. If you are not yet a part it, contact us. We can teach you how to get free cruises simply by speaking about something you know more about than most others. Check our testimonials.
The seas are calling and you must go.