Press Contacts

Travel Industry & Marketing

Sarah Kennedy – Director, Public Relations
Tel: 703-628-7389 
skennedy@cruising.org 

Industry Policies/Regulatory & Legislative Issues

Catharine Montgomery – Director of Public Affairs
Tel: 202-759-6758
cmontgomery@cruising.org

Press Releases

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

  • January 06, 2014

    CATHERINE HEEG TO LAUNCH NEW SOCIAL MEDIA TRAINING PROGRAM AT CLIA’S CRUISE3SIXTY

    Catherine Heeg, a tourism, travel and hospitality industry expert with over three decades of experience, will demystify social media as well as present best practices for success during the 10th annual cruise3sixty conference and trade show. The only official North American travel agent cruise conference from Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the event will take place April 2-6, 2014 at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Heeg’s two one-hour workshops are included in the 10 new courses that are part of a completely redesigned CLIA educational curriculum, which has been completely retooled, based on travel agent feedback, to be more contemporary in content and format, including shorter and more online course availability.
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  • December 17, 2013

    STATEMENT BY CLIA PRESIDENT AND CEO CHRISTINE DUFFY ON SENATE CONFIRMATION OF JEH JOHNSON AS SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today issued the following statement from President and CEO Christine Duffy on the Senate confirmation of Jeh Johnson as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security:
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  • December 12, 2013

    CLIA AND CRUISE INDUSTRY A MAJOR PRESENCE FOR FIRST TIME AT SITE GLOBAL CONFERENCE

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) partnered with the Society of Incentive Travel Executives (SITE) to educate and promote cruising during the network of meeting and event professionals’ annual Global Conference which took place in Orlando this week.  Eleven CLIA Cruise Line Members came together to sponsor the SITE Global Conference with opportunities for attendees to expand their knowledge on the variety of cruise ship options, from luxury to contemporary, and to review the benefits for both the corporate and the meeting planner of selecting a cruise ship.  This was the first year the cruise industry has had a major presence at the conference, including CLIA Vice President, Business Development Didier Scaillet as a keynote speaker during a CLIA breakfast.
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  • December 05, 2013

    CRUISE INDUSTRY HOSTS INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY EVENT IN FLORIDA TO MARK YEAR LONG COMMITMENT TO SERVICE

    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.
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  • October 25, 2013

    CLIA’S CRUISE3SIXTY TRAVEL AGENT CONFERENCE GOES GLOBAL

    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.
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  • October 24, 2013

    CLIA EXPANDS WITH NATIONAL ORGANIZATION IN SPAIN

    MADRID – CLIA Europe’s Chairman, Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, today announced the establishment of CLIA Spain at the International Cruise Summit 2013 in Madrid. The new national association will be headquartered in Madrid and will be chaired by Belen Wangüemert, the General Manager in Spain and France for Royal Caribbean International, Azamara Club Cruises and Celebrity Cruises. The association will be managed by Alfredo Serrano, CLIA Spain’s new National Director. This follows CLIA’s expansion of resources in Europe this year and CLIA Spain joins CLIA Germany, CLIA UK & Ireland, CLIA France, CLIA Netherlands, and CLIA Belgium & Luxembourg as the thirteenth association operating under CLIA’s newly established global structure.
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