Covid-19, which was detected in a person in Wuhan, China, then spread all over the world and continues to spread, has a fatal effect on human health and continues to cause significant damage to businesses and industries in the economic sense. There have been contractions and bankruptcies in many businesses and sectors in almost every country, and unemployment has reached very high levels. Tourism is one of the leading sectors affected by this process. In this context, the pandemic has not only affected hotel and travel management within tourism, but also cruise, yacht, marina and diving tourism, which are important areas of sea tourism, and continue to affect it. In this process, cruise and yacht businesses that make daily tours have been the most affected by the marine tourism sectors. So much so that cruise companies, which have been operating and have become a brand in the world for many years, had to sell their ships. The number of tours has decreased considerably. In particular, Covid-19 was detected in passengers on a cruise ship, and the ship was quarantined with its crew and passengers for as long as a month. The purpose of this research is to evaluate and reveal the current situation of the Covid-19’s effects on marine tourism businesses also to raise awareness in this sense.
|Publication Date||December 31, 2020|
|Published in Issue||Year 2020Volume: 18|