CLIA News

CLIA launches Ready, Set, Sail campaign

12 May 2021

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has stepped up its fight for a resumption of cruising in Australia, issuing a call for travel industry supporters to join its Ready, Set, Sail campaign. Launched today, the initiative will target travel agents, industry stakeholders and other members of Australia s extensive cruise community, urging them to raise their voice and place new pressure on state and federal parliamentarians.

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Cruise industry needs a clear path forward

12 May 2021

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has renewed its call for the Australian Government to agree on a clear pathway to revival for the more than 18,000 Australians whose jobs rely upon cruise tourism. Responding to the Federal Budget, CLIA Managing Director Australasia Joel Katz said the Government's estimate that international tourism would not resume until mid-2022 was devastating for the entire Australian tourism industry.

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CLIA LIVE returns as cruising looks to new era

22 March 2021

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has brought back its CLIA LIVE education series for 2021, giving travel agent members a chance to hear what guests can expect as the cruise industry sets course for the post-pandemic era. The series begins this week with a sold-out event in Brisbane on Tuesday Wednesday, before heading to other major cities across Australia and New Zealand through the year.

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New CLIA training outlines global health measures

29 January 2021

Travel agents will gain a vital understanding of the cruise industry's new global health measures in a new training course to be launched today by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia. Cruise Dynamics, CLIA's re-certification elective for 2021, will this year provide detailed insight into the cruise industry's response to COVID-19 and the extensive new health protocols that will support cruising's future.

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Pierfrancesco Vago of MSC Cruises Named Global Chairman of CLIA

22 January 2021

Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises, has been appointed to a two-year term as Global Chairman of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). Mr. Vago will assume the Global Chairmanship effective immediately. "On behalf of the entire CLIA community, including both our staff and our members, I would like to welcome Mr. Vago and congratulate him on his appointment as CLIA Global Chairman," said CLIA president and CEO Kelly Craighead.

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