CLIA & Seatrade – #WeAreCruise – Supporting Local Economies
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is observing the 36th annual National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), which unites communities across the country to celebrate how travel matters to American jobs, economic growth and personal well-being.
The 54th MedCruise General Assembly is currently underway in Kuşadasi, Turkey, hosted by Global Ports Holding (GPH), the biggest specialist cruise port operator in the world. Unsurprisingly, the main focus of the conference is on the revival of Eastern Mediterranean cruise market in general, the Turkish market in particular. (cruisebusiness.com)
For fashionistas and socially conscious travel advisors, Carnival Cruise Line’s WUATA T-shirts go on sale today, May8, 2019. A component of Carnival’s yearlong “Why Use A Travel Advisor” program, WUATA T-shirt sales will support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® (stjude.org) with a minimum contribution of $10,000 to the cruise line’s longtime charity partner.
From neutral and minimalistic to lavish and luxurious, the bandwidth is impressive: While a standard cabin on board a ferry for a night crossing between two ports mainly has to meet practical requirements in a compact format, a custom “Panorama Suite” on TUI’s new “Mein Schiff” series cruisers offers a generous 70 square metres of space that must be designed and decorated so appealingly that at the end of a three-week cruise up to six passengers will still feel more comfortable here than at home.
The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority has collaborated with the Ministry of Tourism, Invest Saint Lucia, and the Saint Lucia Air and Sea Ports Authority to ensure continuous enhancement of Saint Lucia’s Cruise Tourism Product.
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has revealed details of its 2019 Masters Conference, with this year’s participants to enjoy a week-long cruise to Tasmania on Princess Cruises’ Ruby Princess.
Norwegian Cruise Line awarded cruises to 30 educators as well as thousands of dollars to their schools as part of its Giving Joy campaign, an effort to reward teachers who inspire students and bring joy into the classroom.
The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) has closed its annual meeting in Cape Town with multiple new measures in support of its mission for safe, environmentally responsible Antarctic travel.
Seatrade Cruise Global 2019 was a historic year, as the leading annual business-to-business event in cruise made its triumphant return to Miami Beach. With record-breaking numbers, the success of Seatrade 2019 serves as an undeniable representation of the cruise industry at large and its future growth.
The Port Authority of Santander together with Santander´s City Council and CANTUR, Tourism Office of Cantabria, have announced the second edition of the Santander Cruise Forum, Premium and Luxury Cruises, on May 8 following up on the first event that took place on June 28, 2018.
The Marine Hotel Association (MHA) has announced its 2019 Conference at Sea, sailing aboard the MSC Divina in November. The three-night voyage offers MHA members a unique opportunity to be part of small niche group that will get a firsthand look at the onboard cruise product aboard MSC Cruises’ Divina, which will visit the company’s new private island, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, on a roundtrip sailing from Miami. (cruiseindustrynews.com)