Our office is building a model to show the economic impacts of cruise tourism in a port of call. There are three ways that a port is impacted by cruise tourism: passenger spending, crew spending, and cruise ship spending (docking charges, water, refueling, maintenance, etc). Originally, I was planning on modeling the cruise ship spending as Analysis by Parts, but there are really only six large expenses that the ship pays to the port or other local suppliers while they are docked. This makes me think it might be easier and more straightforward to model them as industry change activities. That’s also how I plan to model the passenger and crew spending. Does that seem like the best method? Any other thoughts or suggestions?
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