CLIA News

Brent Street performers return to the stage at CLIA Awards

12 February 2024

Dozens of talented young performers will again take the spotlight at next month's Cruise Industry Awards for Australasia, helping to celebrate a powerful global comeback in ocean entertainment. In a salute to the thousands of artists who perform aboard cruise ships worldwide, Sydney's Brent Street performing arts training centre will return with a series of spectacular dance productions at this year's awards night, hosted by CLIA.

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Nine new ships to debut in CLIA online showcase

9 February 2024

Nine of the most anticipated new cruise ships of 2024 will be showcased in an online education series for travel agents hosted next month by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) in Australasia. The 2024 Ocean Debut Virtual Showcase will introduce the spectacular new fleet of ships due for launch this year, each offering new opportunities for cruise specialist travel agents and exciting new choices for cruise guests.

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Countdown to CLIA Awards begins with announcement of finalists

15 January 2024

CLIA has announced the finalists for its 21st Australasia Cruise Industry Awards ahead of a sold-out celebration in March. A total of 79 finalists have been chosen from across Australia and New Zealand and will be in the running to win one of cruising's highest honours.

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Cruise lines boost Australian presence in a big year for cruising

4 January 2024

Australia is heading into a bumper year of cruising in 2024, as cruise lines offer more local ships, more sailings and more cabins. CLIA Managing Director in Australasia Joel Katz said this year was likely to be one of Australia's busiest for cruise tourism, with cruise lines making significant capacity increases in their 2024 deployments.

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Last chance: CLIA Award nominations close soon

27 November 2023

Travel agents have a chance to shine bright at the 21st Annual Cruise Industry Awards for Australasia next year - but there are only a few days left to lodge nominations. Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today issued a rallying call for member travel agents, urging them stand up and be counted before award nominations close at the end of 30 November 2023.

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CLIA welcomes Australia's National Sustainability Framework

27 November 2023

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today welcomed Australia's National Sustainability Framework announced by Commonwealth, State and Territory tourism ministers, and its vision for Australia to be a world leader in sustainable tourism. CLIA Managing Director in Australasia Joel Katz said the Framework would provide an important foundation for Australia's tourism economy, allowing it to evolve in a well-managed and responsible way.

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CLIA's 2024 membership program to fuel cruising success

2 November 2023

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) will equip its travel agents for new success in 2024, putting education and events at the heart of its membership program for the year ahead. With 2024 memberships now open, CLIA Managing Director in Australasia Joel Katz said the association was aiming to build on record levels of travel agent training to help members keep pace with cruising's global resurgence.

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Cruise Month generates record engagement

1 November 2023

October's Cruise Month initiative has generated record levels of engagement among consumers and the wider cruise community, helping to steer business towards travel agent members of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). CLIA Managing Director in Australasia Joel Katz said this year's Cruise Month had been an outstanding success, achieving more coverage in mainstream media and more attention via social media than ever before.

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Cruise tourism generates record A$5.63 billion for Australian economy

19 October 2023

Australia's cruise industry has generated a record A$5.63 billion for the national economy in its first year of revival, bringing new levels of employment and visitor spending to destinations around the country. An economic impact assessment jointly commissioned by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and the Australian Cruise Association (ACA) shows cruising has rebounded rapidly since local operations resumed in mid-2022, bringing significant economic impact to every state and coastal territory.

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Cruise Month brings a seagoing celebration throughout October

28 September 2023

Cruise Month 2023 begins in Australasia this weekend, bringing a fresh wave of deals, webinars, competitions and other opportunities for travel agents throughout October. As part of its annual celebration of holidays at sea, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has unveiled a packed program of Cruise Month webinars to help travel agents learn more about leading cruise lines and get the most out of October's cruise initiatives.

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