• February 18, 2014

    CLIA PRESIDENT & CEO CHRISTINE DUFFY KEYNOTES CLIA AUSTRALASIA’S INAUGURAL CRUISE3SIXTY EVENT

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Following the successful cruise3sixty conference and trade show operated by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) North America for the last 10 years, the first ever cruise3sixty Australasia took place on Feb. 7, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. CLIA President & CEO Christine Duffy delivered the opening remarks, applauding Australia’s incredible 500 percent growth in cruise passenger numbers since 2002 and reinforcing CLIA’s promise worldwide to the travel agent community.
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  • February 12, 2014

    CLIA LAUNCHES NEW FORMAT FOR CRUISEXCELLENCE 2.0 REGIONAL TRAINING Thursday

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) launches its revamped cruisExcellence 2.0 regional training this month, kicking off an action-packed one-day Saturday program that will be available in 11 cities through October. The newly-designed cruisExcellence 2.0 features a fast paced one-day format offering travel agents new content in one-hour seminars and includes the popular and exclusive to CLIA virtual ship inspections, plus new training segments presented by featured suppliers and vendors in the various cities. An Alaska Expert destination specialist course will be the first specialty training program and will be available during cruisExcellence 2.0 in Los Angeles on Feb. 22, 2014 and in Houston, Texas on March 8, 2014.
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  • February 06, 2014

    CLIA ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF GLOBAL PORTS COMMITTEE AND NAMES BO LARSEN DIRECTOR OF PORT ENGAGEMENT AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today announced the establishment of a Global Ports Committee as well as new regional committees in the Americas, Australasia and Asia in addition to the regional committee already operating in Europe. CLIA is now focusing more on engaging directly with port communities around the world both on operational and strategic issues. Port partners will now have increased opportunities to engage with CLIA member lines through this newly established Committee structure
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  • January 30, 2014

    CLIA NAMES DWAIN WALL SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF AGENCY AND TRADE RELATIONS

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced today the appointment of travel industry veteran Dwain Wall as Senior Vice President of Agency and Trade Relations. Effective immediately, Wall will begin leveraging his 30-plus years of experience in the travel industry and extensive relationships with the world’s leading travel organizations. This newly created position puts Wall at the helm of member and trade relations for the North American travel agencies that comprise CLIA, the largest travel agent association in the world.
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  • January 17, 2014

    CLIA PROMOTES VALUE OF MEETINGS THROUGH PARTICIPATION IN “MEETINGS MEAN BUSINESS” CAMPAIGN

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), alongside many leaders from the travel and event industry, today announced its support for and active participation in the “Meetings Mean Business” campaign. This campaign will create an information and advocacy platform to showcase the positive impacts of the meeting and event industry on businesses, destinations, local economies and the development of human capital. CLIA is a member of the campaign’s coalition along with other businesses, professional associations and destination marketing organizations.
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  • January 16, 2014

    THE STATE OF THE CRUISE INDUSTRY IN 2014: GLOBAL GROWTH IN PASSENGER NUMBERS AND PRODUCT OFFERINGS

    As the cruise line industry continues to strengthen its global presence and with the economy in an ongoing recovery mode, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and its cruise line members are looking forward to a positive year of growth with a 2014 passenger forecast of 21.7 million worldwide guests on CLIA’s 63 member lines, according to data released today in the association’s annual State of the Cruise Industry findings. To meet demand, these member lines will introduce 24 new ships in 2014-2015 adding a total passenger capacity of 37,546, representing a capital investment of approximately $8 billion in ocean going and river cruise categories.
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  • January 13, 2014

    CLIA STATEMENT ON GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE (GAO) REPORT ON CRUISE INDUSTRY

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today issued the following statement from President and CEO Christine Duffy on the recently-released Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on implementation of the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act (CVSSA) of 2010 and cruise industry safety practices:
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  • 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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  • October 23, 2013

    CLIA CRUISE LINES CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH FESTIVE DÉCOR, INTERACTIVE ACTIVITIES AND SEASONAL SPECIALS

    Whether cruising to Tahiti or Tanzania, Argentina or Antarctica, there’s no better way to enjoy seasonal merriment than getting away with family and friends for a celebration at sea.
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  • October 03, 2013

    CLIA ANNOUNCES EXCITING ROUND UP OF CRUISE3SIXTY 2014 OFFERINGS

    With nearly 700 agents already registered, Cruise Lines International Association is building towards a record-breaking 10th Anniversary cruise3sixty conference and trade show, April 2-6, 2014 at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
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  • October 01, 2013

    TURN VACATION DREAMS INTO REALITIES DURING NATIONAL CRUISE VACATION WEEK, OCTOBER 20-27, 2013

    Vacation dreams are made of this: circumnavigating the globe in luxury and style, elephant rides in Thailand, visiting hundreds of UNESCO Heritage Sites, exploring the ancient ruins of Pompeii, whale watching in the Baja.   For many, these dream vacations stay just that. With a cruise, dream vacations can be an easy, accessible and affordable reality, especially during Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) National Cruise Vacation Week, Oct. 20 – 27, 2013.
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  • September 17, 2013

    RECORD ATTENDANCE PROJECTED FOR 10TH ANNUAL CRUISE3SIXTY

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced today that more than 500 travel agents have already registered to attend the exciting 10th annual cruise3sixty conference and trade show set for April 2-6, 2014 at the Broward Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
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  • September 12, 2013

    CLIA CRUISE LINES CELEBRATE THANKSGIVING WITH NEW EXPERIENCES AND HOLIDAY TRADITIONS

    Laboring over a hot turkey and a cold cranberry compote is so yesterday.  More and more, couples, families and friends are choosing to combine the Thanksgiving holiday with a vacation and leave the cooking to someone else.  Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) member lines are giving travelers plenty to be thankful for this year with great value, holiday traditions and stimulating new experiences that draw everyone together.  Here is a sampling of some of the many ways CLIA member lines are making “away for the holidays” a memorable experience
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  • September 11, 2013

    CRUISE INDUSTRY PARTNERS WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TO GIVE BACK ON NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE

    To mark the National Day of Service, nearly 100 employees from the cruise industry volunteered today with Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys (SF/SCV) to build a house for a veteran in the Southern California area.
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  • September 10, 2013

    CRUISE INDUSTRY TO LEAD EVENT IN RECOGNITION OF NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE

    To mark the National Day of Service, nearly 100 employees from the cruise industry will volunteer with Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys to build a house for a veteran in the Southern California area tomorrow in recognition of the National Day of Service.
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