Posts Tagged ‘CLIA’

CLIA Reveals Fast Facts about the Small Ship Cruise Experience

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, has uncovered some interesting facts about small ship cruising.

CLIA Welcomes Cruise.com as Premier Agency Member

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

As part of this new relationship, Cruise.com has introduced a new Certified Travel Specialist Program, which requires that any travel professional enrolled in the program must complete their CLIA Certified Cruise Counselor (CCC) certification. (travelagentcentral.com)

Stats: 77 Percent of Agents Say Cruise Volume Is Up, CLIA Reports

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released the first Travel Agent Cruise Industry Outlook Report of 2017, uncovering cruise travel trends and key insights from within the travel agent industry. (travelagentcentral.com)

CLIA Announces Change to Leadership Team: Bud Darr, senior vice president, technical and regulatory affairs, will be leaving CLIA to assume a new role with MSC Group

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced today (June 2nd) that Bud Darr, senior vice president, technical and regulatory affairs, will be leaving CLIA to assume a new role with MSC Group as Executive Vice President, Maritime Policy and Government Affairs. (more…)

Cruise Industry Promotes Eco-Friendly Travel and Environmental Conservation on World Environment Day and Beyond

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

World Environment Day is being celebrated on June 5, 2017 and to celebrate the cruise industry is highlighting some of their best eco-friendly practices. From reduced emissions to recycling programs, the cruise industry takes proactive measures to preserve oceans while offering once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences for cruisers worldwide.

Cruise Lines International Association Releases Official Global Passenger Numbers For 2016

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced the cruise industry has surpassed 2016 ocean cruise passenger projections, reaching 24.7 million cruise passengers globally up from a projection of 24.2 million.

CLIA Announces New Online Certificate Program

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Bringing specialized certificate programs online, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced that travel agents can now expand their business with the new Meetings & Events at Sea Certificate Program. (more…)

CLIA: Awareness, Popularity of Cruises Continues to Rise

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released more good news for the cruise industry as part of its first Cruise Industry Consumer Outlook of 2017, conducted in partnership with J.D. Power. (travelagentcentral.com)

Cruise360: Agents Are “Voice of Reason” and Create “Validation,” Says Fain

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Championing the value of travel agents as “the voice of reason” was Richard Fain, chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., who delivered the keynote address at Cruise360’s third General Session over the weekend. (travelagentcentral.com)

Cruise360: Cruise Planners Execs “Talk Cruise” With Sales & Marketing Executives

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Touches of humor and cruise product information flowed at Cruise360’s third General Session at Port Everglades, FL on Saturday. (travelagentcentral.com)

CLIA Announces 2017 Cruise Industry Hall of Fame Award Winners at 13th Annual Cruise360 Conference

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is proud to announce the 2017 Cruise Industry Hall of Fame Award Winners. The awards recognize individuals and organizations whose efforts and accomplishments represent a significant contribution to the cruise industry. (more…)

Cruise.com Offers Alternatives To Franchises: Teams Up With CLIA And Travtech To Offer New Certified Travel Specialist Program

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Cruise.com, in partnership with CLIA and Travtech, has launched a Certified Travel Specialist Program to help new members with limited cruise and travel experience to develop their own cruise business.

Travel agents remain key in touting the value of cruising, industry leaders say

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

The cruise industry is riding high today with record advance bookings from a year ago, strong consumer interest and a slew of new ships and onboard and technology innovations about to deploy. (sun-sentinel.com)

MHA Lawyer: Potential CLIA Merger ‘Unusual’

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

On the subject of one non-profit taking over another: “It’s unusual,” said Samuel J. Erkonen, an attorney from Howe Hutton that has been retained by the Marine Hotel Association (MHA) in regards to a potential merger with the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). (cruiseindustrynews.com)

CLIA Welcomes TUI Cruises, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, and Emerald Waterways as Global Cruise Line Members

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today announced the addition of three Global Cruise Line Members: TUI Cruises, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, and Emerald Waterways. These three respected leaders in cruising join the growing number of CLIA’s Global Cruise Line Members, now totaling 31 cruise lines.

CLIA reveals the Top Five Summer Vacation Destinations For 2017

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Tsavo Park in Kenya (Photo Stefano Fermi)From family-friendly beach getaways to adventurous voyages into little explored places, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, reveals the top five destinations for summer 2017 travel.

CLIA Attempting MHA Takeover

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

The Marine Hotel Association (MHA) and the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore a potential merger of the two organizations. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

CLIA: New Study Shows Cruise Industry’s Leadership In Environmental Performance

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

A new study released by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) provides the first-ever wide-ranging analysis by independent maritime environmental experts of the cruise industry’s environmental practices and performance.

CLIA has added 67 new members this year

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced today that it has added 67 new members this year following a successful week at Seatrade Cruise Global in Fort Lauderdale, FL that took place in March. (more…)

CLIA 2017 Summit at Sea to Set Sail from Hamburg on Queen Elizabeth

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Queen Elizabeth at Southampton (Image Steve Dunlop, courtesy Cunard Line)Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced its 2017 Summit at Sea –an exclusive, flagship event for cruise industry stakeholders, taking place from 9th – 12th May 2017 aboard Cunard Cruise Line’s majestic Queen Elizabeth, the company’s newest luxury liner, named for her Majesty the Queen.

Vicki Freed, senior vice president of sales, trade support and service for Royal Caribbean International, has been named chair of the CLIA Trade Relations Committee

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is pleased to announce that Vicki Freed, senior vice president of sales, trade support and service for Royal Caribbean International, has been named chair of the CLIA Trade Relations Committee. (more…)

Cruise Lines International Association Announces 2017 Cruise360 Keynote Session Details

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced their speaker lineup for the general sessions taking place at the 2017 Cruise360 Conference, held April 18-24 in sunny Fort Lauderdale, FL.

CLIA Announces Call for Nominations for 2017 CLIA Hall of Fame Cruise Industry Awards

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Nominations are now open for Cruise Line’s International Association’s (CLIA) annual Hall of Fame Cruise Industry Awards, which recognize individuals and organizations whose efforts and accomplishments represent a significant contribution to the cruise industry. (more…)

Cruise Industry Offers Incentives and Experiences to Help Solo Travelers Fall in Love with Cruise Travel

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

While Valentine’s Day may put a spotlight on couples, there’s another great relationship on the horizon – singles and cruise travel. Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is celebrating the season of love by highlighting tips and benefits for travelers interested in going solo to discover a love of cruising.

CLIA Responds to Labor Article in California Sunday Magazine

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

A recent article in the California Sunday Magazine provided a one-sided and inaccurate view of Crewmember employment on cruise ships. The Members of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), which comprise more than 95% of all ocean-going cruise ships, see Crewmembers as family.

CLIA Releases The Cruise Travel Report: Attitudes, Behaviors and Travel Preferences of Cruisers and Non-Cruisers

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released the Cruise Travel Report a revealing look at the attitudes, behaviors and travel preferences of cruisers and non-cruisers. (more…)

Travel Trade Industry Joins Coalition to Combat Wildlife Trafficking Worldwide

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), American Society for Travel Agents (ASTA), and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), announced they will be working to help travelers recognize and avoid purchasing the illegal wildlife products that are decimating global populations of elephants, rhinos, tortoises and other endangered species.

CLIA Forms Alliance With Professional Travel Agents of North America

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced it has formed an alliance with the Professional Travel Agents of North America (PTANA) organization. (more…)

Thursday Briefing: Ken Muskat Joins SkySea, CLIA Shuffles Exec Team

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

SkySea, a cruise line focused on the emerging Chinese cruise market, has appointed Ken Muskat as its new CEO. Meanwhile, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is making some executive moves of its own. (travelagentcentral.com)

CLIA Strengthens Global Leadership Team

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

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.

CLIA Revenue Reaches $26.8 Million

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

The Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) total revenue reached $26,853,544 for fiscal year 2015, according to the non-profit’s 990 Form, on file with the Internal Revenue Service. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

CLIA Releases 2017 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook and Cruise Travel Trends Forecast

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released the 2017 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook, detailing a steady pace of cruise travel interest and significant investment in the industry. CLIA is also predicting the top eight cruise travel trends that will have an impact on the industry in the coming year.