CLIA Today: October 2012
Friday, April 15, 2011

NEW!! CLIA Accredited Cruise Manager Designation

Now you can demonstrate your commitment to professional development and motivate your staff to earn their CLIA Certification as a CLIA Accredited Cruise Manager (ACM). As An Accredited Cruise Manager, You Will: 1) Support your front-line counselors by possessing the knowledge and understanding and benefits of CLIA’s Certification requirements and content. 2) Set an example and stand ready to motivate and assist your selling agents to pursue CLIA Certification and increase their productivity.

TGIF With Mike Marchev - Could Heaven Be A Step Backwards?

"What kind of question is that?" you ask.
Now don’t get your knickers in a twist. I have no intentions of bad-mouthing anybody’s final resting place … up or down.  Although I haven’t seen it (yet) I am sure heaven is everything it is cracked up to be. In fact, I hope to find out firsthand some day. But the fact is ..... (more) 

CSA Travel Protection Leads Cruise3Sixty Panel Identifying Risks and Offering Tips

MarketWire -
CSA Travel Protection will moderate a panel today here at the Cruise3Sixty conference to identify the risks and the potential liability associated with Identity Theft, specifically as it impacts travelers and travel agents as well as solutions. Also discussed will be the importance of securing sensitive customer information to prevent data breaches, and the steps travel agents can take to reduce the risk of a breach and minimize their potential liability.

Accor Announces Partnership CLIA Agents

Accor North America announced that independent travel agents who use CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) identification codes will be integrated into Accor’s worldwide system, effective April 15, 2011. There are several benefits for agents as a result of this partnership, including easy access and the ability to book clients’ travel through Accor’s dedicated travel agent website, Agents are guaranteed payment of commissions within 30 days after the guest checks out. They will be able to annex Special Travel Agent Rates program, which provides trade partners with discounts of up to 30 percent off published rates for personal travel.