• April 19, 2012

    NEW PROPOSALS TO ADDRESS CRIMES AT SEA

    LONDON – The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today announced that the United Nations' International Maritime Organization (IMO) agreed to the proposal of the United Kingdom, CLIA, and the Philippines to develop guidelines to address concerns related to alleged serious crimes and persons missing at sea. All 24 delegations that spoke at the IMO meeting on April 18 expressed their appreciation for the proposal and supported it without exception.
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  • April 18, 2012

    CLIA ANNOUNCES NEW ONLINE SEMINAR

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today launched its 36th online training seminar – “40 Best Practices for Travel Agent Success.” The three-hour session, when successfully completed, represents 15 credits toward CLIA Cruise Counselor Certification.
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  • April 17, 2012

    NEW CRUISE LINES INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION REPORT CALLS FOR INDUSTRY TO ELEVATE THE ROLE OF TRAVEL AGENTS

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced today the launch of a new report calling for a travel-industry dialogue aimed at elevating the role of the travel agent industry, a critical sales force for the entire travel and tourism industry. CLIA’s new report, “From Travel Agent to ‘Travel Advisor’: Defining, Elevating and Promoting the Role of Travel Agents for the Next Generation,” outlines the state of the travel agent business today, emphasizing the important role it plays for the broader travel industry, and identifies some of the key i
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  • April 12, 2012

    CLIA ANNOUNCES DATES AND CITIES FOR TRAININGFEST 2012

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced dates and cities for TrainingFest 2012, the popular touring combination of seminars and trade show that offers travel agents the opportunity to earn as many as 70 credits toward CLIA Cruise Counselor Certification.
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  • March 20, 2012

    CLIA SUPPORTS ENHANCED REPORTING REQUIREMENTS TO ENSURE CONSISTENCY, TRANSPARENCY OF MARINE CASUALTY DATA

    WASHINGTON, DC - Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is recommending enhancements to regulations about the reporting of casualties at sea, as part of the Cruise Industry Operational Safety Review launched by CLIA and its member lines immediately following the Concordia incident.
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  • March 13, 2012

    TOP EXECUTIVES OF CLIA ADDRESS INDUSTRY ISSUES AND PROSPECTS AT CRUISE SHIPPING MIAMI

    The top executives of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today spoke to delegates gathered at Cruise Shipping Miami, offering their views on cruising’s safety record and policies as well as the industry’s prospects and commitment to growth in the coming months and years.
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  • March 09, 2012

    CLIA ANNOUNCES INDUCTEES FOR 2012 CRUISE INDUSTRY HALL OF FAME

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today announced the inductees into the 2012 Cruise Industry Hall of Fame. Maurice Zarmati, a cruise industry pioneer who held senior positions with Carnival Cruise Lines and Costa Cruises, Sherrie and Charlie Funk of Just Cruisin Plus, and Brad and Van Anderson, co-presidents of Avoya Travel/American Express, will be honored on April 28 during the Hall of Fame Gala Dinner at cruise3sixty in Fort Lauderdale.
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  • March 01, 2012

    CLIA CEO CHRISTINE DUFFY TESTIFIES BEFORE SENATE COMMERCE COMMITTEE

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Christine Duffy, President and CEO of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), will represent the cruise industry today before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation at a hearing titled “Oversight of the Cruise Ship Industry: Are Current Regulations Sufficient to Protect Passengers & the Environment?” Duffy will address cruise ship industry practices with regard to safety, security and environmental protection.
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  • February 29, 2012

    CLIA CEO CHRISTINE DUFFY TESTIFIES BEFORE U.S. HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON CRUISE INDUSTRY’S STRONG COMMITMENT TO SAFETY

    WASHINGTON, D.C. ––Christine Duffy, President and CEO of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), will testify today on behalf of the cruise industry before the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation. The hearing titled “A Review of Cruise Ship Safety and Lessons Learned from the Costa Concordia Accident” will review the Concordia incident and explore the safety and security practices of the cruise ship industry.
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  • February 27, 2012

    CRUISE LINES INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION (CLIA) STATEMENT ON COSTA ALLEGRA INCIDENT

    The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today issued the following statement from Christine Duffy, president and CEO of CLIA, regarding the fire on-board the Costa Allegra. “It was reported today that a fire occurred in an aft electric generator room on board the Costa Allegra. The fire was quickly extinguished. The ship was more than 200 miles southwest of the Seychelles, and about 20 miles from Alphonse Island in the Southern Indian Ocean.
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  • February 24, 2012

    SNG CERTIFIED ACCESSIBLE TRAVEL ADVOCATE ACHIEVEMENT NOW ACCEPTED AS CREDIT TOWARD CLIA CERTIFICATION

    Cruise Lines International Association, the Industry leader in Travel Agent Training, Education and Certification announced today that the Organization will recognize and accept the Special Needs Group Certified Accessible Travel Advocate achievement for CLIA Certification credit.
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  • February 15, 2012

    VISIT FLORIDA LEADERS RECEIVE NATIONAL APPOINTMENTS

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –VISIT FLORIDA – the official tourism marketing corporation for the State of Florida – is proud to announce that its President and CEO, Chris Thompson, was re-appointed to the U.S. Travel Association Executive Committee. The U.S.
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  • February 09, 2012

    CRUISE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS ADOPT NEW MUSTER DRILL POLICY

    LONDON –The global cruise industry today announced a new emergency drill policy requiring mandatory muster for embarking passengers prior to departure from port. The new policy follows the industry’s announcement on January 27 of a Cruise Industry Operational Safety Review in response to the Concordia incident and as part of the industry’s continuous efforts to review and improve safety measures. The Cruise Lines International Association, European Cruise Council, and the Passenger Shipping Association put forward the new policy with the support of their member cruise lines.
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  • February 06, 2012

    MICHAEL MCGARRY ON BOARD TO LEAD PUBLIC AFFAIRS FOR CRUISE LINES INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION (CLIA)

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced today that Michael J. McGarry has joined the organization as Senior Vice President of Public Affairs. McGarry is a veteran senior executive with extensive corporate, agency, trade association and political experience, most recently serving as Managing Partner for R2M Solutions, LLC, a risk and reputation management firm he founded in Washington, DC. “I am very pleased to have Mike McGarry join the CLIA team.
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  • January 27, 2012

    CRUISE INDUSTRY ANNOUNCES OPERATIONAL SAFETY REVIEW

    In response to the Concordia incident and as part of the industry’s continuous efforts to review and improve safety measures, the Cruise Lines International Association, Inc.
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  • January 26, 2012

    NOMINATIONS FOR CLIA’S EIGHTH ANNUAL CRUISE INDUSTRY HALL OF FAME NOW OPEN

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today opened nominations for the eighth annual Cruise Industry Hall of Fame, with 2012 inductees to be honored at a gala dinner April 28 at cruise3sixty in Fort Lauderdale.
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  • January 16, 2012

    STATEMENT FROM CLIA RE: COSTA CONCORDIA

    On January 13, 2012, Costa Cruises' vessel, the Costa Concordia, struck rock off the coast of Tuscany, Italy after departing from Civitavecchia, on a seven-day voyage with approximately 3,200 passengers and 1,000 crew members. While the large majority of passengers and crew were evacuated successfully, there was also loss of life and injuries. Costa Cruises and Italian authorities continue to search for passengers and crew that remain unaccounted for. It will be some time before the cause, or causes, of the collision are determined.
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  • December 21, 2011

    LATEST CRUISE SHIP TRENDS RIGHT WRONG THINKING ABOUT SHIPBOARD DINING

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  • December 08, 2011

    THOMAS HOHMAN NAMED CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER FOR CRUISE LINES INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION (CLIA)

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced the appointment of Thomas C. Hohman to the position of Chief Financial Officer. With more than twenty years in finance, accounting and business operations, Hohman will oversee all finance, administration and IT functions at the association.
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  • December 02, 2011

    CLIA TRAVEL AGENCIES GENERATE MILLIONS IN SALES DURING

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Industry Policies/Regulatory & Legislative Issues

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