Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announces its newly refreshed Hall of Fame Cruise Industry Awards recognizing individuals and organizations whose efforts and accomplishments represent a significant contribution to the cruise industry, as recognized by CLIA’s broader travel agent and agency membership. Nominations are being accepted from CLIA’s membership starting March 22, and the winners will be announced at a gala event at CLIA’s Cruise360, the largest and only official conference of the cruise industry.
The nominations are open to CLIA Agency and Individual Agent Members. Cruise Line members can also nominate individuals for the Lifetime Achievement Award. Awards will be given out in the following categories:
- Travel Agency Innovator Award – Awarded to a travel agency that has demonstrated innovation in their approach to promoting the benefits and value of cruise travel.
- Rising Star Award – Awarded to an Individual Travel Agent who has significantly impacted the travel agent landscape through contributions to their agency, as well as demonstrated their commitment to professional development, with a maximum of three years cruise industry experience.
- Lifetime Achievement Award (Hall of Fame) – 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.
“CLIA takes great pride in celebrating and recognizing our members who have made a significant impact in the cruise industry," said Cindy D'Aoust, president and CEO, CLIA. "Our refreshed awards program gives CLIA members an even greater opportunity to select the award recipients and we can't wait to see who will be honored this year."
The Hall of Fame inductees will be honored at a special gala event on June 2, 2016 at CLIA’s Cruise360. Cruise360 will be held June 1 – 6, 2016 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
About Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) – One Industry, One Voice
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, providing a unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community. The association has 15 offices globally with representation in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. CLIA supports policies and practices that foster a safe, secure, healthy and sustainable cruise ship environment for the more than 23 million passengers who cruise annually and is dedicated to promote the cruise travel experience. Members are comprised of the world's most prestigious ocean, river and specialty cruise lines; a highly trained and certified travel agent community; and cruise line suppliers and partners, including ports & destinations, ship development, suppliers and business services. The organization’s mission is to be the unified global organization that helps its members succeed by advocating, educating and promoting for the common interests of the cruise community. For more information, visit www.cruising.org or follow Cruise Lines International Association on CLIA Facebook and Twitter pages.