CLIA News

CLIA welcomes Samoa Tourism Authority as Executive Partner

20 September 2021

The Samoa Tourism Authority has united with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) to support its presence in Australia and New Zealand, joining the cruise industry organisation as an Executive Partner. The link brings the Samoa Tourism Authority into CLIA Australasia's wider community of cruise lines, travel agents and executive partners, all part of the world s largest cruise industry organisation.

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Cruise industry calls for talks to end inaction

2 September 2021

The cruise industry has called for urgent talks with Australian governments to break the cycle of inaction over the industry's future, warning Australia is being left behind as other countries rebuild their cruising and tourism economies. Responding to today's extension of Australia's cruise suspension, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) said Australia had become the only major cruise destination in the world where governments had made no progress on plans for revival, and that discussions were needed to finalise a pathway forward, initially for cruises carrying Australians-only within Australia.

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Cruise industry seeks Prime Minister's support

23 August 2021

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison seeking a breakthrough in discussions over the industry's future ahead of next month's review of Australia's cruise suspension. CLIA Managing Director Joel Katz said the industry had renewed its call for cruising to be included in Australia's four-phase plan for reopening and was seeking further discussions on a framework for resumption before the current suspension ends on September 17.

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CLIA campaign to seek MP meetings

12 July 2021

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.

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