• April 23, 2008

    CLIA Announces New Cities, Courses and Certification Credits for Trainingfest 2008

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced details of TrainingFest 2008, the fastest way for travel agents to earn CLIA certification credits, including new cities and new seminars.
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  • April 02, 2008

    Snorkeling in Alaska?

    Whale watching and dog sledding in Alaska, yes; but rainforests and snorkeling? Aren’t these activities for the tropics? Have the experts who plan innovative shore excursions in Alaska for member lines of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) misread the map? It turns out that North America’s most majestic northern wilderness is only one great reason to cruise to Alaska.
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  • April 01, 2008

    Registration for Cruise3sixty 2009 is Now Open

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today opened general registration for travel agents to attend cruise3sixty in Fort Lauderdale, April 2 – 5, 2009. A record 2,200 travel professionals met in Fort Lauderdale March 7 – 9 this year for CLIA's fourth annual cruise3sixty conference and officials fully expect next year's show to sell out well in advance. “This year's cruise3sixty broke all records and we're looking forward to 2009 to do the same,” said Terry L. Dale, CLIA's president and CEO.
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  • March 10, 2008

    Travel Agents at CLIA'S Cruise3sixty Express

    The 1,500 travel agents at Cruise Lines International Association's 4th annual cruise3sixty conference and trade show in Fort Lauderdale March 7-9 expressed their strong optimism about sales in 2008.
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  • March 07, 2008

    Cruise3sixty 2008 Opens on Theme of Change

    Peter Ueberroth, chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee and founder of First Travel Corporation, opened Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) 4th annual cruise3sixty trade show in Fort Lauderdale today with a keynote address that challenged travel agents to recognize change, be competitive and grow the industry, and “make this country a little better.” The theme of change carried through many of the presentations during cruise3sixty’s first day, particularly change brought on by new awareness of environmental responsibilities.
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  • March 07, 2008

    CLIA Names Three Honorees to Cruise Industry Hall of Fame

    At a March 8 gala dinner during cruise3sixty 2008 in Fort Lauderdale, three industry legends will be inducted into the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Cruise Industry Hall of Fame. The newest members of the prestigious body are A.
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  • March 07, 2008

    CLIA Announces Allied Membership Program

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced a new Allied Membership program designed to offer travel suppliers valuable benefits and connect with CLIA travel agencies and agents. Allied Membership is designed for a broad range of providers of cruise travel-related products and services such as pre- and post-cruise hotel companies, technology and GDS providers, destinations and ports.
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  • March 03, 2008

    Cruise3sixty 2008: Going Green and Packed with New

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is prepared to welcome a record number of participants to the 4th annual cruise3sixty conference in Fort Lauderdale, with 2,200 travel professionals, industry suppliers and cruise executives expected to attend. Programming for the event – packed with new and expanded panel discussions, seminars, workshops and other features – promises to keep delegates motivated, inspired and productive.
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  • February 22, 2008

    New Ships, Itineraries and Shipboard Activities

    From island to island, each with its own beauty and distinctive character, the only thing that does not change in the Caribbean is beautiful weather for year-round vacationing. The same can be said for Caribbean cruises. No two are alike, and with new ships, itineraries, ports and shipboard activities continually adding an element of surprise, travelers this year will be amazed at the variety and diversity offered by Caribbean cruise vacations. The Caribbean region remains the worlds' most popular cruising grounds, hosting nearly half of the worldwide cruise capacity.
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  • February 06, 2008

    Cruise3sixty 2008 Sells out one Month Before Show Date; Pre-Registration Opens for 2009

    Unprecedented demand from travel agencies across North America has obliged Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) to close registration for cruise3sixty 2008 at 1,500, four weeks before the conference’s opening at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. Registrations for the March 7-9, 2008 event got off to a strong start and never slowed. The 2008 conference actually reached sold out status in November 2007, over four months early with 1,200 travel professionals planning to attend.
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  • 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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