Jamie Loizou, AmaWaterways sales director, took to the stage on Saturday at the Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre to reveal the news to a packed conference hall filled with nearly 300 delegates. (travelweekly.co.uk)
A record 1.9 million holidaymakers from the UK and Ireland took an ocean cruise in 2016 — up by 100,000 on 2015. The 5.5 percent increase outpaced all other European cruise markets and put the UK just behind Germany, which passed the two million mark for the first time, according to figures released by the Cruise Line Industry Association. (cruisecritic.com)
Andy Harmer, former vice president, operations & director, UK & Ireland, has been promoted to senior vice president, membership and Bo Larsen, former vice president, strategic partnerships, has been promoted to senior vice president, strategic partnerships.
The importance of technology and differentiation between operators was highlighted at the trade event which took place in Amsterdam last week. Natasha Salmon reports from Amsterdam. (travelweekly.co.uk)
The British cruise market grew by 8.8% to a record of 1.79 million passengers last year, the strongest growth in seven years and a sharp reversal of the 4.8% decline in 2014, CLIA UK & Ireland said in a statement. (cruisebusiness.com)
Family river cruises are on the increase and the new generation of river cruises is attracting younger passengers, according to the world’s largest cruise industry trade association. (cruisecritic.com)
The popularity of river cruises has continued to grow with the number of UK passengers taking a holiday on waterways in Europe and further afield growing by 6% in 2014, according to figures released today by CLIA UK & Ireland. (cruisebusiness.com)
This year’s Clia Cruise Week will see social media take a central role with travel agents playing a key part in highlighting the attractions of cruise holidays to newcomers in particular. (travelweekly.co.uk)
Following the success of the CLIA UK & Ireland Cruise Week, the association is today announcing details of its first ever CLIA UK & Ireland River Cruise Weekend taking place in March. (cruisebusiness.com)
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), UK and Ireland, last night (17 Dec) held its Annual Dinner on the Fred. Olsen Cruise Line’s MS Black Watch at Tilbury, attended by more than 450 cruise operators and travel agents.