Title

Optimal Cruise Itinerary Design Development

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2001

Abstract

The cruise itinerary problem, different from other tourist tour problems, is introduced. The model presented helps cruise operators select optimally the destinations to visit, visit duration of each stop and visit sequence. Careful analysis of the problem structure points to characteristics of the optimal policy. A near-optimal heuristic approach is applied to an example based on data of South-East Asia to demonstrate its application as a decision support tool.

Discipline

Computer Sciences | Management Information Systems

Research Areas

Information Systems and Management

Publication

International Journal of Services Technology and Management

Volume

2

Issue

1/2

First Page

130

Last Page

141

ISSN

1460-6720

Identifier

10.1504/ijstm.2001.001595

Publisher

InderScience

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/ijstm.2001.001595