CLIA News

Cruise lines boost Australian presence in a big year for cruising

4 January 2024

Australia is heading into a bumper year of cruising in 2024, as cruise lines offer more local ships, more sailings and more cabins. CLIA Managing Director in Australasia Joel Katz said this year was likely to be one of Australia's busiest for cruise tourism, with cruise lines making significant capacity increases in their 2024 deployments.

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Last chance: CLIA Award nominations close soon

27 November 2023

Travel agents have a chance to shine bright at the 21st Annual Cruise Industry Awards for Australasia next year - but there are only a few days left to lodge nominations. Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today issued a rallying call for member travel agents, urging them stand up and be counted before award nominations close at the end of 30 November 2023.

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CLIA welcomes Australia's National Sustainability Framework

27 November 2023

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today welcomed Australia's National Sustainability Framework announced by Commonwealth, State and Territory tourism ministers, and its vision for Australia to be a world leader in sustainable tourism. CLIA Managing Director in Australasia Joel Katz said the Framework would provide an important foundation for Australia's tourism economy, allowing it to evolve in a well-managed and responsible way.

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CLIA's 2024 membership program to fuel cruising success

2 November 2023

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) will equip its travel agents for new success in 2024, putting education and events at the heart of its membership program for the year ahead. With 2024 memberships now open, CLIA Managing Director in Australasia Joel Katz said the association was aiming to build on record levels of travel agent training to help members keep pace with cruising's global resurgence.

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Cruise Month generates record engagement

1 November 2023

October's Cruise Month initiative has generated record levels of engagement among consumers and the wider cruise community, helping to steer business towards travel agent members of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). CLIA Managing Director in Australasia Joel Katz said this year's Cruise Month had been an outstanding success, achieving more coverage in mainstream media and more attention via social media than ever before.

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Cruise tourism generates record A$5.63 billion for Australian economy

19 October 2023

Australia's cruise industry has generated a record A$5.63 billion for the national economy in its first year of revival, bringing new levels of employment and visitor spending to destinations around the country. An economic impact assessment jointly commissioned by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and the Australian Cruise Association (ACA) shows cruising has rebounded rapidly since local operations resumed in mid-2022, bringing significant economic impact to every state and coastal territory.

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Cruise Month brings a seagoing celebration throughout October

28 September 2023

Cruise Month 2023 begins in Australasia this weekend, bringing a fresh wave of deals, webinars, competitions and other opportunities for travel agents throughout October. As part of its annual celebration of holidays at sea, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has unveiled a packed program of Cruise Month webinars to help travel agents learn more about leading cruise lines and get the most out of October's cruise initiatives.

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CLIA appoints Director of Government Affairs in Australasia

19 September 2023

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has appointed Hugh Cavill as Director of Government Affairs in Australasia, a role that will strengthen the cruise industry's presence among policymakers and stakeholders across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Mr Cavill joins CLIA with extensive experience in state government, tourism and transport, having worked in senior policy and strategy advisor roles for several NSW Ministers.

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Australia set for vibrant cruise season this summer

7 September 2023

Australia is gearing up for a spectacular summer cruise season, bringing new ships, new cruise lines and more than 1800 port calls in destinations around the country. Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Managing Director Australasia Joel Katz said the 2023-24 season was likely to be one of Australia's busiest, with the number of ships visiting the region set to exceed pre-pandemic levels.

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Cruise line sustainability advances showcased in New Wave magazine

7 September 2023

The cruise industry's latest advances in sustainability and destination stewardship are among initiatives showcased in a new specialist publication released today by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) in Australasia. The glossy magazine, New Wave, highlights some of the technological advances being pioneered by cruise lines worldwide as they work to accelerate the maritime transition towards net zero.

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