CLIA News

CLIA welcomes European Maritime Safety Agency guidance on resumption of cruise ship operations

27 July 2020

CLIA and its member lines welcome publication of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) guidance on resumption of cruise ship operations in the European Union. The EMSA guidance provides recommendations relating to the development of ship and port management plans, and the interaction between cruise operations and ports and terminals.

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New CLIA video series addresses cruise questions

22 June 2020

CLIA has launched a new video QA series for its travel agent members, addressing some of the most commonly asked questions about the cruise industry in Australia and New Zealand. The series, titled Ask Joel, sees CLIA Managing Director Australasia Joel Katz answering the questions being asked of the industry, in an effort to educate the community on the steps being taken by the association in response to COVID-19 and the work being done by cruise lines behind the scenes.

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Job losses could reach 13,000 if cruise suspension continues into summer peak

17 June 2020

The suspension of cruise operations is likely to cost Australia more than $1.4 billion in lost economic activity by mid-September and threaten the jobs of more than 4,800 people, according to analysis commissioned by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia. Conducted by economic analysts and forecasters AEC Group, the analysis shows the shutdown has already resulted in an economic loss of almost $500 million to the end of May, which in the absence of the Australian Government s JobKeeper program would have cost almost 1,700 Australian jobs.

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Dubrovnik receives boost for sustainable tourism measures

4 June 2020

The City of Dubrovnik has received a positive ranking for its sustainable tourism efforts from the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), providing a welcome endorsement for initiatives that have been supported by the international cruise industry. In its report on the Croatian city released yesterday, the GSTC gave Dubrovnik a high ranking of 70% after examining four pillars of destination sustainability.

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New CLIA training to support Cruise Champions

13 May 2020

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is backing the champions of the cruise community with a new online course for travel agents, helping them to gain a greater understanding of the industry and help combat common misperceptions. Called Cruise Champion, the new course is an interactive program that takes travel agent members deeper into the workings of the global cruise sector and offers them the knowledge to become ambassadors for the industry.

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CLIA Australasia takes education to the next level

4 May 2020

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has launched its next-generation education platform, giving travel agent members access to a new learning experience in a single, streamlined location. Now live, the entirely new platform has introduced new features, new content and simplified services to make travel agents' work easier and boost their cruise knowledge.

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New health framework to define cruising future

22 April 2020

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and its cruise line members have begun creating a new health framework to uphold the safety of guests and prepare for future operations in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. CLIA Managing Director Australasia Joel Katz said the industry was working with medical experts and health authorities internationally to lay a new foundation for the cruise sector as it prepared for its long-term recovery.

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CLIA to launch next-level education platform

12 March 2020

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia is preparing to unveil a new generation online platform to host all its education and member services in a single location, taking its digital learning to the next level. To be launched next month, the entirely new platform will introduce new features, new content and streamlined services, all designed to make travel agents' work easier and boost their cruise sector education.

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Perth to kick-off expanded CLIA LIVE series

2 March 2020

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is set to launch its CLIA LIVE series for 2020, with the first event in Perth this month marking the start of an expanded travel agent training program across Australia and New Zealand. New cruise line presenters and an additional event on the Gold Coast have been added to a packed line-up that will also visit Adelaide, Sydney, Auckland, Brisbane and Melbourne after the upcoming debut in Perth on March 17 18.

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Ann Sherry joins cruising Hall of Fame

15 February 2020

Australian business leader Ann Sherry AO has been inducted into cruising's Hall of Fame at the 19th Annual Cruise Industry Awards, recognising her pivotal role in the industry's success over more than a decade. Before more than 500 guests at an event hosted by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia on Saturday February 15, Ms Sherry was named as the 16th member of the Hall of Fame by CLIA Managing Director Australasia Joel Katz.

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