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CLIA’S CRUISE3SIXTY TRAVEL AGENT CONFERENCE GOES GLOBAL

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Fort Lauderdale, FL — October 25, 2013 Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced the first-ever expansion of its cruise3sixty conference outside of North America will take place in Sydney on February 7, 2014. The launch of cruise3sixty Australasia underscores CLIA’s commitment to travel agents worldwide and its reach as an advocate and marketing presence for the global cruise industry.

Marking the 10th anniversary of the cruise3sixty brand, cruise3sixty Australasia will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney, Australia, and will feature a robust catalog of educational and informational sessions along with a trade show.

“Cruise3Sixty has set the standard for travel agent conferences and we now have an opportunity to showcase our outstanding programming in areas of the world experiencing tremendous cruise industry popularity and growth,” says Christine Duffy, President and CEO, Cruise Lines International Association.

Bookings are open now for the conference, which will feature CLIA global president Christine Duffy along with cruise line representatives and industry leaders. Delegate registration for cruise3sixty Australasia is available at www.cruise3sixty.org.au.

Excitement has also been building for the 10th annual North American cruise3sixty conference and trade show, set for April 2-6 at the Broward Country Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. More than 700 agents have already signed up for the event, which will introduce 10 new CLIA seminars with a record 27 ships available for inspection. Last year’s conference held at the Vancouver Convention Centre drew more than 1,950 total delegates.

Information and registration for the 10th anniversary cruise3sixty in Fort Lauderdale is available at www.cruise3sixty.com. Agents are encouraged to take advantage of early registration for first-choice of professional development sessions and ship inspections, as another sold-out conference is expected.
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About Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) – One Industry, One Voice

Celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2015, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community. As the largest cruise industry trade association with 15 offices globally, CLIA has representation in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. CLIA’s mission is to support policies and practices that foster a safe, secure, healthy and sustainable cruise ship environment for the more than 23 million passengers who cruise annually, as well as promote the cruise vacation experience. Members are committed to the sustained success of the cruise industry and are comprised of the world’s most prestigious ocean, river and specialty cruise lines; a highly trained and certified travel agent community; and other cruise industry partners, including ports, destinations, ship developers, suppliers, business services and travel operators. For more information, visit www.cruising.org or www.cruiseforward.org or follow Cruise Lines International Association on Facebook and Twitter pages.