Monthly Archive: April 2012
Amadeus and the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) released a new report, “Mixing Business with Pleasure,” which highlights the growth potential and profit opportunities for travel retailers in the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibits (MICE) sector. (travelpulse.com)
Sister travel agent networks Cruise One and Cruises Inc., celebrating their 20th and 30th anniversaries, respectively, this year, unveiled new consumer websites at the cruise3sixty conference in Fort Lauderdale. (travelpulse.com)
Tags: CruiseOne / Cruises Inc.
Miami Lands Yet Another Cruise Line – Other Cruise News: About Cruise Ship Safety – Norwegian Dream Returns To Service In Asia
by Kevin Griffin
With the confirmation last week that MSC Cruises would be moving from Fort Lauderdale’s port of Port Everglades to the Port of Miami in November 2013, Miami has added yet another cruise line to its recent list of conquests. These include not only the more upmarket Celebrity and Regent, always regarded in the past as Fort Lauderdale lines, but also Crystal and Cunard Line, who made the move to Miami earlier. Elsewhere, the European Cruise Commission and Cruise Lines International made three more proposals towards cruise ship safety at a conference in Brussels last week. And the Norwegian Dream, a ship that has been laid for the past three and a half years, is soon to go back into service with Star Cruises, possibly in China.
Cruise Industry Demonstrates Support for U.S. Travel Association’s ‘Vote Travel- Get America Moving’ Campaign
Capping Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) successful annual cruise3sixty conference at the Broward County Convention Center, the cruise industry turned out yesterday to support the U.S. Travel Association’s “Vote Travel – Get America Moving” grassroots campaign to call attention to the economic importance of the travel industry.
Operating income for the first quarter grew 23.8% to $46.4 million, with Adjusted EBITDA posting a 10.3% increase to $93.5 million, from strong revenue performance and the benefits of ongoing business improvement initiatives. (cruiseindustrynews.com)
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New Cruise Lines International Association Report Calls for Industry to Elevate the Role of Travel Agents
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced 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.
Australian cruise marke continues to grow at a rapid rate, with 34% increase recorded in 2011 on the previous year, International Cruise Council Australia said in a statement, adding that the volume had nearly tripled in five years. (cruisebusiness.com)
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