Posts Tagged ‘CLIA’

CLIA Opens Enrollment for 2018 Travel Agency and Individual Agent Membership

Friday, October 20th, 2017

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has opened enrollment for its 2018 Travel Agency Membership and Individual Agent Membership (IAM) programs.

Port of Galveston Major Economic Contributor to North America’s Cruise Industry

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

The Port of Galveston remains the fourth busiest cruise port in the U.S. based upon number of embarking passengers according to a recent study prepared by Business Research and Economic Advisors (BREA) for the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). The Port has held this ranking since 2012. (more…)

Plan a Cruise Month: The Latest Agent Incentives and Deals

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Plan a Cruise Month is officially upon us, and that means deals, deals, and more deals. The Plan a Cruise campaign, started by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), was initiated so that travelers could learn about, plan, and take a cruise vacation more easily and efficiently. (travelagentcentral.com)

Galveston still 4th-busiest U.S. cruise terminal

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Embarkations from Galveston increased 35 percent to 869,923 passengers in 2016, up from 642,000 in 2014, according to the Cruise Lines International Association’s 2016 Economic Impact Analysis released Wednesday. (chron.com)

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Announces Plan a Cruise Month “Cruise Europe Week”

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Tallinn - The Saia KaikCruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community, is highlighting some of the most popular cruise destinations in time for Plan a Cruise Month.

CLIA Celebrates 2017 Plan a Cruise Month Around the World

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

October is Plan a Cruise Month – a worldwide movement to learn more about cruising and how to plan and take a cruise vacation. The campaign, created by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) offers insight on the best cruise destinations, special cruise line deals and promotions as well as experts to help navigate the many cruise vacation options available for every travel style and budget. (more…)

Recognizing World Environmental Health Day, the Cruise Industry Shows Efforts Toward Better Air Quality

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

In honor of 2017 World Environmental Health Day and its theme of air quality, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is recognizing its Cruise Line Members’ efforts to protect the world’s air.

Stats: 85 Percent of Millennials Show Increased Interest in Cruise Travel

Monday, September 25th, 2017

The new Cruise Industry Consumer Outlook, conducted on behalf of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), found men and Millennials are more interested in taking a cruise among all travelers surveyed. (travelagentcentral.com)

Leaders of Cruise Lines International Association Meet With Mayor of Dubrovnik to Discuss State of the Tourism Industry

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

MSC Magnifica at DubrovnikThe Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, and his associates met with the management team of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) along with high-level representatives of the world’s leading cruise lines on Thursday in Hamburg, to discuss the current state of the tourism industry within Dubrovnik.

CLIA Reports on a productive Port and Destination Summit

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

The Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) hosted its fourth Port and Destination Summit on 5th September. Over 260 international partners of CLIA Executive Partner Program, including 50 cruise line executives gathered at the Hamburg Messe and Congress GmbH Hamburg, one day before the Seatrade Europe Cruise & River Convention official opening. (cruisebusiness.com)

Technologies Driving CLIA Cruise Line Members’ Environmental Protection Efforts

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Cruise lines are transforming the modern fleet with new technologies and designs to protect the oceans, air and destinations that millions of cruise passengers enjoy each year. Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) showcases cruise lines’ technologies that sustainably reduce the industry’s environmental footprint. (more…)

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…)