CLIA News

Cruise ban a devastating blow for thousands of Australian workers

10 December 2021

The extension of Australia's cruise ban has dealt another devastating blow to the 18,000 Australians whose livelihoods depend on cruise tourism, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) said today. CLIA Managing Director Australasia Joel Katz said Australia had become the only major cruise market in the world without an agreed plan to resume cruising, which is ordinarily worth more than $5 billion a year to the Australian economy.

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Cruise revival passes 3 million passengers with Australasia still at anchor

8 November 2021

The number of passengers who have sailed worldwide since ocean cruise operations resumed last year has now passed 3 million people, while governments in Australia and New Zealand are still yet to agree on plans for a local revival. Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Managing Director Australasia Joel Katz said today cruising had now resumed in 52 countries worldwide and that Australasia remained one of the only major cruise regions where governments had not progressed plans for resumption.

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Webinar series to explore cruising's tech revolution

1 November 2021

The newest technological advances to reshape cruising will take centre stage later this month in the next webinar series offered by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia. From new onboard experiences to the smart systems guiding guest health and safety, cruise lines will explain the many digital innovations that are helping to make life at sea more seamless and engaging.

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CLIA campaign to seek MP meetings

12 July 2021

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has launched the next phase of its Ready, Set, Sail campaign, aimed at seeking meetings between Australian politicians and the people most affected by the ongoing cruise suspension. CLIA is urging travel agent members, cruise suppliers and other industry stakeholders to meet personally with their local Members of Parliament, to help highlight the enormous human cost of the suspension and reinforce efforts to achieve a pathway to resumption.

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