CLIA campaign to seek MP meetings
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.
To support the process, CLIA has created a new online toolkit which provides resources needed to seek face-to-face or virtual meetings with state and federal representatives. It provides step-by-step instructions for contacting MPs and explaining the key issues, as well as a fact sheet and infographic to leave for MPs’ consideration.
“CLIA and cruise lines have been lobbying hard among political leaders and will continue to do so,” said CLIA Managing Director Australasia Joel Katz. “The grass-roots involvement of travel agents, suppliers and other stakeholders will help support our efforts and highlight the devastating personal impact of the cruise suspension.”
To find out more and seek a meeting with your MP, follow the step-by-step guide and view the downloadable resources on CLIA’s Meet Your MP page.