CLIA News

A-ROSA backs expansion with CLIA partnership

20 January 2020

A-ROSA River Cruises has partnered with Cruise Lines International Association as it mounts an expansion into Australian and New Zealand markets, joining CLIA Australasia as a River Marketing Affiliate. The company recently established a sales and marketing presence in Australasia as part of its plans to increase its profile among Australian and New Zealand travellers.

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Cruise visit heralds Kangaroo Island recovery

19 January 2020

Australia's cruise industry is celebrating its return to the bushfire-affected communities of Kangaroo Island after today's arrival of Sun Princess at the island port of Penneshaw. Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Managing Director Australasia Joel Katz said the ship's visit was a major milestone on the island's path to economic recovery and sent an important message to the outside world.

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Cruise lines support Australian tourism recovery

13 January 2020

Australia's cruise industry continues to operate at full capacity and has united with other tourism sectors in planning for the recovery of communities impacted by fires. Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has confirmed all major cruise lines in the region are currently operating as scheduled and that most Australian cruise destinations are unaffected by the fires.

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Award finalists named ahead of sold-out celebration

6 January 2020

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has announced the finalists for the 19th annual Cruise Industry Awards, to be presented at a sold-out celebration next month. A total of 71 finalists from across Australia and New Zealand have been chosen and will be in the running to win one of cruising's highest honours when the industry comes together for its biggest night of the year on February 15.

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Busy year of cruise education for travel agents

2 January 2020

Australian and New Zealand travel agents have finished a busy year of professional development, completing more than 23,000 online training modules in the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Learning Academy during 2019. The annual tally brings the total number of modules completed by CLIA members to more than 114,000 since the online training platform was launched in late 2014.

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Shipping sector's US$5b plan to cut emissions

18 December 2019

The global maritime transport industry has submitted a proposal to form the world's first collaborative shipping research and development program to help eliminate CO2 emissions from international shipping. The proposal includes core funding from shipping companies across the world of about US$5 billion over a 10-year period.

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Singapore Airlines backs cruising with CLIA partnership

27 November 2019

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Singapore Airlines, who have thrown their support behind the cruise industry coming aboard as an Executive Partner. SIA will also take on the role of Headline Sponsor at the 19th annual Cruise Industry Awards on 15 February 2020.

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CLIA LIVE training events expanded for 2020

14 November 2019

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia will expand its successful CLIA LIVE training program in 2020, introducing a two-day event on the Gold Coast in addition to six other cities in Australia and New Zealand. The event's debut on the Gold Coast follows the sell-out success of CLIA LIVE in 2019, with more than 650 tickets booked for events held in Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Auckland, Brisbane and Melbourne.

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Tasmania cruise puts agents on course for Master status

12 November 2019

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia is preparing to welcome 50 new Cruise Masters to its ranks after an intensive training conference aboard Ruby Princess last week. The 50 travel agents from across Australia and New Zealand took part in three days of seminar sessions as part of the 22nd annual Masters Conference, held during a week-long Princess Cruises itinerary from Sydney to Tasmania.

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Cruise sector boosts economic impact to $5.2 billion

28 October 2019

The Australian cruise industry has shown an 11.2% increase in its total value to the national economy, contributing $5.2 billion in direct and indirect output during the 2018-19 financial year. Figures released today in the latest annual Economic Impact Assessment commissioned by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and the Australian Cruise Association (ACA) show cruise tourism continues to make a major positive impact on the economy.

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