Press Contacts

Travel Industry & Marketing

Sarah Kennedy – Manager, Public Relations & Marketing
Tel: 703-628-7389 

Industry Policies/Regulatory & Legislative Issues

Catharine Montgomery – Director of Public Affairs
Tel: 202-759-6758

Press Releases

Stay on top of the latest information about CLIA and the cruise industry by checking out our most recent press releases below.

  • February 08, 2017

    CLIA Responds to Labor Article in California Sunday Magazine

    A recent article in the California Sunday Magazine provided a one-sided and inaccurate view of Crewmember employment on cruise ships. The Members of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), which comprise more than 95% of all ocean-going cruise ships, see Crewmembers as family. A positive cruise experience for guests is dependent upon Crewmembers who are well-trained, well-treated, and find their work to be professionally and personally rewarding.
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  • January 26, 2017

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Releases The Cruise Travel Report: Attitudes, Behaviors and Travel Preferences of Cruisers and Non-Cruisers

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released the Cruise Travel Report a revealing look at the attitudes, behaviors and travel preferences of cruisers and non-cruisers. The report delves into a variety of topics ranging from travel planning and the use of travel agents to vacation companions and destination preferences. A key highlight of the study defines a new “Cruise Generation,” outlining the growing number of Millennials and Generation Y travelers embracing and enjoying cruise travel.
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  • January 18, 2017

    Travel Trade Industry Joins Coalition to Combat Wildlife Trafficking Worldwide

    Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), American Society for Travel Agents (ASTA), and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), announced today they will be working to help travelers recognize and avoid purchasing the illegal wildlife products that are decimating global populations of elephants, rhinos, tortoises and other endangered species. These actions support the mission of the U.S. Wildlife Trafficking Alliance (the Alliance), a public-private partnership in which corporate and non-profit member organizations, including WildAid and World Wildlife Fund (WWF), work together with governmental entities to raise awareness about the dangers of wildlife trafficking and to stop consumer demand for endangered species products. Together, the Associations serve more than 25 million travelers annually.
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  • January 10, 2017

    Cruise Lines International Association Forms Alliance With Professional Travel Agents of North America

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced today it has formed an alliance with the Professional Travel Agents of North America (PTANA) organization. PTANA, formed in 2009, has joined CLIA as a 2017 Premier Member and has committed to 100 percent CLIA membership adoption among its approximately 150 travel agencies and 600 travel agents across 10 chapters nationwide.
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  • January 07, 2017

    PPI Group partners with FCCA and CLIA to publish Travel & Cruise magazine

    PPI Group, a leader in custom publishing for the cruise and travel industry, is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) on the publication of Travel & Cruise, the official magazine of the cruise industry.
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  • January 05, 2017

    Cruise Lines International Association Strengthens Global Leadership Team

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced today it has added two new members to its global leadership team. Andy Harmer, former vice president, operations & director, UK & Ireland, has been promoted to senior vice president, membership and Bo Larsen, former vice president, strategic partnerships, has been promoted to senior vice president, strategic partnerships.
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