Call for Nominations:
    CLIA 2017 Hall of Fame Cruise Industry Awards

    The CLIA Hall of Fame Cruise Industry Awards is looking for individuals and organizations whose efforts and accomplishments have made a significant contribution to the cruise industry.

    Nominate your pick for a travel agent who has demonstrated their exceptional commitment to professional development, a travel agency with an innovative approach to promoting cruise travel, or an individual who has made a significant impact on the travel industry across the course of their career.

    Click here to go to the nomination form. Deadline to nominate is February 24.

    Submit your nominations in the following categories:

    • Elite Cruise Counsellor of the Year – New for 2017
    • Travel Agency Innovator of the Year
    • Lifetime Achievement

    Elite Cruise Counsellor of the Year Award

    Awarded to an individual travel agent who has demonstrated their commitment to professional development through achievement of Elite Cruise Counsellor or Elite Cruise Counsellor Scholar status, the pinnacle of CLIA certification, as well as significantly impacted the travel agent landscape through contributions to their agency.

    Criteria:

    • Achievement of Elite Cruise Counsellor or Elite Cruise Counsellor Scholar certification by or on December 31, 2016.
    • Significantly impacted the travel agent landscape.
    • Successfully promoted cruise travel to consumers.
    • Demonstrated greater-than-normal contribution to their agency.
    • Must be a 2017 CLIA Individual Agent Member.

    Selection Process:

    • CLIA members may nominate themselves or others, highlighting commitment to professional development and greater than normal contributions to their agency.
    • Winner will be selected by an awards panel comprised of chairs of TRC, STARBoard, Small Ship Cruise Collection Committee and key CLIA staff.

    Travel Agency Innovator Award

    Awarded to a CLIA Travel Agency Member who has demonstrated innovation in their approach to promoting cruise travel and growing their cruise travel sales.

    Criteria:

    • Has shown ability to update marketing/sales strategies in order to elevate their industry profile and demonstrate expertise.
    • Shown a commitment to improving their agents’ skill set by providing agents with comprehensive educational tools and opportunities.
    • Demonstrated growth in cruise travel sales and volume over the past 12 months.
    • Must be a 2017 CLIA Travel Agency Member.

    Selection Process:

    • 2017 CLIA members may nominate agencies of their choosing, highlighting innovation in their approach to promoting cruise travel and its resulting impact on growing sales. Agencies may self-nominate.
    • Winner will be selected by an awards panel comprised of chairs of TRC, STARBoard, Small Ship Cruise Collection Committee and key CLIA staff.

    Lifetime Achievement Award

    Awarded to an individual from any aspect of the cruise industry who is an advocate for cruise travel and has made remarkable, positive contributions to the cruise industry.

    Criteria:  

    • Nominees accepted from any field within the cruise travel industry.
    • Has gone above and beyond what is expected in their work responsibilities to positively impact the cruise travel industry.
    • Has changed or affected the cruise industry in a positive manner.
    • Demonstrated role model or mentor qualities within their job role.
    • Minimum 15 years experience within the cruise travel industry.

    Selection Process:

    • Nominations from travel agents, agencies and cruise line members.
    • Winner will be selected by an awards panel comprised of chairs of TRC, STARBoard,
      Small Ship Cruise Collection Committee and key CLIA staff.

    The Hall of Fame Cruise Industry Awards winners will be announced at a special gala event on April 22, 2107 at CLIA’s Cruise360 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

    Click here to go to the nomination form