• February 05, 2008

    Wave Season Offers Abound for Consumers

    In the midst of Wave Season, the first few months of the year that are typically known as the peak booking period of cruise vacations, cruisers have the opportunity to reap considerable benefits offered by cruise lines.
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  • January 28, 2008

    CLIA Launches online 'One-Stop' Business Resource Center for Agency and Agent Members

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is now offering a new online “Your Business Resource Center” for its travel agency and agent members. The free benefit is designed to create a “one-stop shop” for many of the necessities of operating a small business, from various kinds of insurance to training resources, financial services, destination information and business management. “One of CLIA’s top priorities is to develop innovative ways to help our members maximize their productivity and business efficiency,” said Terry L. Dale, CLIA’s president and CEO.
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  • January 24, 2008

    CLIA Welcomes Nominations for Annual Hall of Fame

    Nominations are now open for Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) Cruise Industry Hall of Fame. Members of CLIA, including cruise lines, suppliers and travel agents, are encouraged to submit their choices before February 8.
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  • January 17, 2008

    CLIA Adds Major New Benefit for Members

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has just added another major feature to its already impressive list of member benefits. CLIA announced its partnership with Marsh, offering CLIA agencies online quotes for insurance programs. The information and the link to Marsh ConsumerConnexions is located in the members-only section of CLIA’s Web site. “CLIA’s goal is to provide our members with the broadest possible range of products and services designed to support their businesses in every way,” said Terry L. Dale, president and CEO of CLIA.
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  • January 16, 2008

    2008 Cruise Trends: The Inside Story, from Those Who Know Best

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is taking the pulse of the rapidly changing and growing cruise industry by surveying its agent and agency members about their outlook for the future and the emerging trends of today. A survey of nearly 1,000 North American CLIA travel professionals reveals a snapshot of the cruise landscape and points toward more varied destinations, more amazing shipboard amenities and a broadening appeal to vacationers.
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  • January 16, 2008

    As Consumers Respond Strongly to Innovation, Diversity of Cruise Experiences, Industry Anticipates Record Year

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  • January 11, 2008

    CLIA'S 2008 Ad Campaign Spotlights Commitment to Travel Agents

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) launches into 2008, with new programs and services reflected in a new North American trade advertising campaign for the coming year. The new campaign, consisting of 13 different ads running in a dozen print publications and electronic media are designed to create immediate impressions and showcase all of the enhanced programs and services that deliver exceptional value to the nearly 16,000 travel agencies that are CLIA members. “CLIA announced an impressive number of new programs, support services and enhanced membership benefit
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  • January 08, 2008

    Agencies Greet 2008 CLIA Membership & New CLIA Membership Kit With Excitement and Enthusiam

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  • January 07, 2008

    CLIA Picks Peter Ueberroth to Keynote 2008 Cruise3sixty Conference

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  • December 17, 2007

    "Cruise Ship Safety Forum" Chartered by Cruise Industry

    The first meeting of the newly formed Cruise Ship Safety Forum (CSSF) occurred Friday in London under the coordination of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). The Forum is a consortium of cruise ship operators, ship yards, classification societies and CLIA to advance cruise ship safety in a coordinated and focused manner. “The Cruise Ship Safety Forum is the effort of many organizations committed to achieving the highest levels of cruise ship safety,” said Terry Dale, CLIA’s president and CEO.
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  • December 10, 2007

    Register Now for Cruise3sixty 2008; Only Three Weeks Left to Take Advantage of Lower Rates

    One of the most popular industry events, Cruise Lines International Association's (CLIA) cruise3sixty, is expecting a record turnout for the 2008 event. With more than 1,100 travel professionals already registered for the March 7-9 conference and trade show to be held at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, seminars and ship inspections are filling at a rapid pace. Only three weeks are left before registration rates increase by $50 on January 1, 2008.
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  • December 05, 2007

    Praise for CLIA'S New Individual Agent Membership Category

    Since its introduction in October, Cruise Lines International Association's (CLIA) new category of membership for individual agents has met with praise from the agency community.
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  • November 27, 2007

    Cruise3sixty 2008 Filling at Record Pace; Agents Urged to 'Get on Board' Before Rates Increase January 1

    Since its introduction in 2005, Cruise Lines International Association’s cruise3sixty has been the industry’s most popular event and 2008 is headed toward a new record for attendance.
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  • November 26, 2007

    CLIA 2007 Agent Training Programs Break Records and Exceed Expectations

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is on track to deliver over 65,000 training events in 2007, an impressive 38 percent increase over 2006 and a record in training programs delivered for agents to earn CLIA Certification credits.
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  • November 01, 2007

    World's Largest Cruise Night Expected to Generate Record Cruise Sales and Agency Commissions

    Once again, World’s Largest Cruise Night (WLCN) has proven to be a win-win for travel agency and cruise line members of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). A travel agent survey conducted by CLIA reveals that WLCN events, held throughout North America on October 17, are expected to generate a total of 17,852 bookings - which translates into an estimated $22.3 million in sales that will yield more than $3 million in travel agency commissions.
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  • October 18, 2007

    CLIA Launches New Agent Member Level for 2008; Enhances Agency Member Benefits

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today introduced an all-new travel agent level of membership for 2008 and has enhanced its agency membership structure for its 16,000 travel agencies across North America. Registration will open on Monday, October 22. Evolving agency business models is driving a need to support all cruise sellers, including traditional storefronts, home-based businesses and host agency relationships.
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  • October 17, 2007

    Learn About Cruises and Take Advantage of Special Values and Incentives During "World's Largest Cruise Night" Oct. 17

    October 17 is “World’s Largest Cruise Night,” with more than 3,800 live and online events around the country to help vacationers learn about cruises and find special values on cruise voyages in all parts of the world.
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  • October 04, 2007

    The "Suite" Life of Cruising

    An elegant duplex apartment the size of a house; exclusive courtyards and verandahs with private pools, hot tubs and fitness areas; private space large enough to entertain 100 friends; 24-hour butlers and concierge service; a marble-appointed bath for every bedroom: today’s cruise ships are redefining luxury with over-the-top suite accommodations unimagined only a few years ago. On luxury yachts, globe-trotting ocean liners and every type of cruise ship in-between, guests in search of the ultimate in elegance, exclusivity or spacious privacy will be astonished by what they find.
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  • October 02, 2007

    Holiday Cruising: Christmas Markets and Parasailing Santas

    Imagine Christmas, Chanukah or New Year’s Eve with all the meaning and fun – without the scurrying around and hard work. Imagine discovering the great Christmas markets of Europe, waltzing to Strauss in Vienna or a Champagne toast on an impossibly elegant beach in St. Barts. Picture parasailing Santas or snow on a tropical beach. Think about the satisfying, memorable pleasure of having the entire family together in a spirit of enjoyment and total relaxation.
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  • September 24, 2007

    'Early Bird' Agents Get Price Break for CLIA'S 2008 Cruise3sixty Before October 5

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) urges travel agents to take advantage of the “early bird” registration before Oct. 5, 2007, for the 2008 cruise3sixty conference being held at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, March 7-9, 2008. “This is a must attend event for travel agents that want to maximize their cruise-selling potential and the show has grown in size every year,” said Terry L. Dale, CLIA’s president and CEO.
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