CLIA News

CLIA, Apprenticeship Support Australia and TAFE NSW join forces to address skills shortage

31 August 2018

A high demand for cruise sales agents and reservation employees has been addressed with the announcement of a new traineeship program in Sydney today. Cruise Lines International Association Australasia (CLIA) and Apprenticeship Support Australia (ASA) have joined forces with Australia’s leading training provider, TAFE NSW, to launch a cruise industry traineeship program to equip new industry entrants with industry relevant, job ready skills to fill employment opportunities.

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CLIA launches its #ChooseCruise Travel Agent Toolkit

22 August 2018

In preparation for #ChooseCruise this October, Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) Australasia has launched its digital Travel Agent Toolkit available exclusively to CLIA travel agent members.

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CLIA Welcomes NSW Cruise Development Plan Focus on Port Infrastructure

29 July 2018

The NSW Government's much anticipated Cruise Development Plan recognises the vital need for port facilities to support continued cruise industry growth and its increasing contribution to the national and state tourism economy, the peak industry body, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia, said today.

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More Kiwis Cruising

23 July 2018

A record 98,000 New Zealanders sailed the world's oceans on a cruise holiday in 2017 with a 8.7 per cent leap in passenger numbers, as the country continues to rank as one of the world's fastest growing cruise markets, according to Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia s 2017 New Zealand Source Market Report.

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CLIA Australasia says 'Choose Cruise' this October

12 July 2018

Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) Australasia launches an exciting name change to its 'Plan a Cruise Month', to encourage travellers to book a cruise rather than just plan one. Choose Cruise aims to promote cruising as the preferred holiday style and encourages travellers to book their dream cruise holiday via a CLIA-accredited travel agent. CLIA Australasia and Asia Managing Director, Joel Katz said #ChooseCruise was successful in the past and generated unprecedented traction on social media.

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CLIA's Cruise360 Program Details Released

20 June 2018

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has revealed more details of Cruise360 2018. Responding to feedback from CLIA travel agent members for more social media training, CLIA Australasia and Asia Managing Director Joel Katz has revealed that this year's conference will include a Social Media workshop by Jordana Borensztajn, a social media strategist, presentation skills coach and author of business-marketing book Capture My Attention: How to Stand Out Online with Creative Content.

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Reminder: Cruise360 Earlybird Ticket Sale Ends on June 30

14 June 2018

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has reminded agents they have until June 30 to make the most of earlybird tickets for Cruise360 Australasia.The world's biggest cruise conference, Cruise360 is a two-day extravaganza of cruising on Thursday August 30 and Friday August 31, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency in Sydney.

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Cruise360 Expands to Include Cruise Destination Showcase

28 May 2018

Cruise360 Australasia is taking on the world this year with a bonus Cruise Destination Showcase offered for the first time. The inaugural Cruise360 Cruise Destination Showcase will be held on Thursday August 30, 2018, and will see 10 cruise destinations present their destination highlights for cruise passengers and itinerary suggestions for pre-or post-cruise stays.

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Sture Myrmell Named as New CLIA Australasia Chair

24 May 2018

Following its Annual General Meeting in Sydney today, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia announced the appointment of Carnival Australia President Sture Myrmell as the association's new chair.Mr Myrmell replaces Steve Odell who has held the position since 2016 and wished his successor well during his inaugural tenure at the helm of the association.

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New Report Reveals Australian Demand for Cruising Continues

24 May 2018

More Australians than ever are taking to the seas for a holiday, with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia revealing that in 2017 the Australian cruise market grew by 4.4 per cent, equating to almost 6 per cent of the Australian population taking a cruise last year. With more than 1.34 million Australians taking an ocean cruise in 2017, CLIA Australasia Managing Director Joel Katz said cruising had now become the quintessential modern Australian holiday.

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