CLIA News

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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Nominations open for the CLIA Awards

9 October 2019

The Australasian cruise community is gearing up for its biggest celebration of the year, with nominations now open for the 19th annual Cruise Industry Awards. Hosted by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia, the awards will be presented at a black-tie gala dinner at The Star Sydney on February 15, 2020, with tickets now on sale exclusively to CLIA members.

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New arrivals signal a packed summer cruise season

2 October 2019

Australia is gearing up for a packed 2019-20 cruise season, with new vessels, extended visits and more than 60 ships on offer in one of the busiest summers experienced on the southern seas. Four CLIA cruise lines will introduce first-time arrivals this year, joining regular visitors, home-ported vessels and one new cruise brand making its debut in Australian waters.

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CLIA highlights New Wave of sustainability measures

2 October 2019

The cruise industry's commitment to sustainability is being showcased in a new consumer-focused publication released today by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia as part of its annual Cruise Month campaign. Called New Wave, the glossy magazine details some of the technological advances and personal stories stemming from the cruise industry's environmental and community development initiatives.

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Cruise Month heralds a busy summer season

30 September 2019

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) launches its annual Cruise Month next week, heralding the start of a busy season of summer cruising in Australasian waters. Over coming weeks CLIA and its cruise line members will mount a packed program of marketing initiatives that showcase the best that cruise has to offer Australian and New Zealand travellers.

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NSW backs cruise industry with CLIA partnership

18 September 2019

Australasia's biggest cruise destination has thrown its support behind the cruise industry, with the NSW Government's tourism and major events agency Destination NSW joining CLIA as an Executive Partner. The new partnership means Australia's gateway port of Sydney and thriving regional destinations such as Eden, Newcastle and Port Kembla are now represented in the world's largest cruise industry trade association.

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CLIA welcomes infrastructure progress

17 September 2019

The NSW Government's announcement that it is beginning the market planning phase for the development of a third Sydney cruise ship terminal is a positive development that recognises the vital need for new infrastructure to support the cruise industry and the approximately 17,000 jobs it sustains across Australia.

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Eden enters new era of cruising

16 September 2019

The NSW South Coast town of Eden has entered a new era of cruise tourism with the arrival of the first ship to utilise the port's new $44 million wharf. The arrival of PO Cruises' Pacific Explorer yesterday signalled the beginning of a busy cruise season for the scenic town, with another 21 cruise ships scheduled to visit over the coming summer.

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Environmental advances detailed in CLIA report

12 September 2019

The cruise industry has made unprecedented, year-over-year progress in implementing sustainable technologies and practices according to the third annual Global Cruise Industry Environmental Technologies and Practices Report released today and compiled by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

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