CLIA News

Cruise Month heralds a busy summer season

30 September 2019

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) launches its annual Cruise Month next week, heralding the start of a busy season of summer cruising in Australasian waters. Over coming weeks CLIA and its cruise line members will mount a packed program of marketing initiatives that showcase the best that cruise has to offer Australian and New Zealand travellers.

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NSW backs cruise industry with CLIA partnership

18 September 2019

Australasia's biggest cruise destination has thrown its support behind the cruise industry, with the NSW Government's tourism and major events agency Destination NSW joining CLIA as an Executive Partner. The new partnership means Australia's gateway port of Sydney and thriving regional destinations such as Eden, Newcastle and Port Kembla are now represented in the world's largest cruise industry trade association.

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CLIA welcomes infrastructure progress

17 September 2019

The NSW Government's announcement that it is beginning the market planning phase for the development of a third Sydney cruise ship terminal is a positive development that recognises the vital need for new infrastructure to support the cruise industry and the approximately 17,000 jobs it sustains across Australia.

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Eden enters new era of cruising

16 September 2019

The NSW South Coast town of Eden has entered a new era of cruise tourism with the arrival of the first ship to utilise the port's new $44 million wharf. The arrival of PO Cruises' Pacific Explorer yesterday signalled the beginning of a busy cruise season for the scenic town, with another 21 cruise ships scheduled to visit over the coming summer.

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Environmental advances detailed in CLIA report

12 September 2019

The cruise industry has made unprecedented, year-over-year progress in implementing sustainable technologies and practices according to the third annual Global Cruise Industry Environmental Technologies and Practices Report released today and compiled by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

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Cruise industry sets course for Brisbane in 2020

2 September 2019

The cruise industry's peak annual conference Cruise360 Australasia will move to Brisbane next year as Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) celebrates Queensland's growing importance in the cruise sector. After hosting this year's Cruise360 in Sydney last week, CLIA Managing Director Australasia Joel Katz today confirmed the event would move to Queensland in 2020 to help mark the upcoming opening of the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal at Luggage Point.

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Industry gathers for biggest ever Cruise360

28 August 2019

The Australian and New Zealand cruise community will gather in Sydney this week for the biggest ever Cruise360 Australasia conference, the industry's key annual forum for sharing ideas, knowledge and visions for the future. More than 600 participants are expected to take part in Friday's sold-out event, the sixth staged in Australasia by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

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Record spending highlights importance of cruising to New Zealand economy

16 August 2019

Record levels of cruise ship expenditure revealed today by Stats NZ have highlighted the enormous opportunity cruise tourism presents for the New Zealand economy, according to Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). The latest Cruise Ship Traveller Expenditure report from Stats NZ shows total cruise expenditure in New Zealand was NZ$569.8 million in the year to June 30, 2019, an increase of 28 per cent on the previous year.

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Cruise Industry Welcomes Eden Expansion

13 August 2019

The international cruise industry has welcomed a $44 million investment in the Port of Eden on the NSW South Coast, which will help bring further growth in one of Australia's most successful regional cruise destinations. The extension of the port's wharf has been completed in time for the 2019-20 cruise season and will allow larger ships of up to 325m in length to visit Eden without having to bring passengers ashore by tender boats.

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Cruise industry and City of Dubrovnik partner for destination stewardship

25 July 2019

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and the City of Dubrovnik have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to preserve and protect the cultural heritage of Dubrovnik through responsible tourism management and to help establish Dubrovnik as a model of sustainable tourism in the Adriatic region and beyond.The MOU signed by CLIA President CEO Kelly Craighead and City of Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Frankovic focuses on investment, collaboration and best practices for long-term destination management to the benefit residents and visitors alike.

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