Australia's losses reach billions while cruise industry remains at anchor

30 November 2020

The Australian economy and communities around the country have lost almost $2 billion while cruise operations are suspended because of the global pandemic, with new figures highlighting the massive economic impact and jobs at risk while ships are forced to remain at anchor. CLIA Australasia Managing Director Joel Katz said the industry's latest annual Economic Impact Assessment highlighted the pandemic s impact on the $5.2 billion annual economic contribution and 18,000 jobs that the cruise industry supports in Australia in usual times.

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Health measures open a pathway for cruise resumption

29 November 2020

Extensive new health measures developed with the help of international medical experts are laying the foundation for a carefully controlled resumption of local cruise ship operations in Australia. These measures - developed as part of a process to create mandatory worldwide policies for all Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) oceangoing cruise ships - have been outlined to Australian government agencies in detail as the cruise industry responds to COVID-19 and plans a pathway towards revival.

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New Zealand shutdown impact highlighted in video series

12 November 2020

A Christchurch tour operator is among New Zealand businesses voicing their support for a carefully planned revival of domestic cruise operations, as ongoing suspensions continue to impact regional economies. Mark Gilbert, owner of Hassle-free Tours, was forced to let go nearly 60 staff members due to the suspensions.

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CLIA to showcase world's great cruise ports and destinations

27 October 2020

Cruise Lines International Association (CLA) Australasia will offer insight into some of the world's great ports and cruise destinations in its latest online education initiative for members. The first Cruise Port Destination Virtual Showcase, to be held between December 1 10, will offer presentations from 13 CLIA Executive Partners and provide practical insight to help cruise clients get the most from their visit.

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Video campaign highlights shutdown impact on Australia's remote communities

26 October 2020

An Indigenous tour operator from the Kimberley is among Australian businesses voicing their support for a carefully planned revival of cruise operations in a new video series launched by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). Broome-based Wijingarra Tours is among thousands of Australian businesses impacted by the suspension of cruising, having been forced to cancel its 2020 tour season due to a lack of cruise visitors.

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Bonuses for travel agents in new CLIA Rewards Program

16 October 2020

Travel agent members of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia can receive bonus commissions and rewards with a combined indicative value of over $1500 under a new rewards program for 2021 announced today. The CLIA Australasia Travel Agent Rewards Program will allow agents to receive exclusive benefits when making eligible bookings with participating CLIA Cruise Lines throughout next year.

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Video campaign highlights shutdown impact on Australasian businesses

12 October 2020

Australian and New Zealand businesses devastated by the suspension of cruise operations will voice their support for a carefully planned revival in a new video series launched this month by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). Under CLIA's #WeAreCruise banner, the videos will highlight the economic impact suffered by local businesses and the 25,000 jobs that are at risk across Australasia while the cruise industry remains at anchor.

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Australian businesses unite for cruise revival

25 September 2020

Representatives of Australia's farmers, food wholesalers, beverage providers and transport companies have joined other suppliers to support plans for a phased resumption of cruise operations in Australia. The businesses are among thousands of Australian companies impacted by the suspension of Australia's $5 billion-a-year cruise economy, which has put more than 18,000 jobs at risk across the country.

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Major milestone in cruise industry response to COVID-19

22 September 2020

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced a significant step forward in the cruise industry's global response to COVID-19, with the adoption of mandatory measures to support cruise operations in the Americas. The measures involve the core elements of a strong set of health protocols that will be implemented as part of a phased-in, highly controlled resumption of operations in key regions including the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America.

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CLIA puts the focus on luxury with online event series

18 September 2020

Luxury cruise leaders have outlined their visions for the future and priorities for their Australian and New Zealand markets in a four-day virtual event series hosted this week by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia. The CLIA Luxury Cruise Showcase attracted more than 1,300 registrations from travel agents in the latest of a series of new online initiatives introduced to help maintain industry engagement during the global pandemic and increase education opportunities for CLIA members.

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