CLIA News

Avalon Waterways President Pam Hoffee joins Cruise360 Australasia

19 July 2023

Cruise360 Australasia will take a journey on some of the great rivers of the world this September, as Avalon Waterways President Pam Hoffee takes the stage at the Southern Hemisphere's biggest annual cruise industry conference. Ms Hoffee is the first of several world cruise industry leaders to join the line-up for this year's Crusie360, which will be held in Brisbane for the first time.

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Travel agents to have their say on sustainability

12 July 2023

Thousands of travel agents across Australia and New Zealand will be able to share their views on sustainability and responsible travel through an industry survey launched this week by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). The survey is part of a worldwide initiative to harness the insight of frontline travel advisors, whose input will help shape future trade resources and training materials.

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CLIA partnership provides FCTG with huge opportunity in cruise sales

4 July 2023

Customers booking cruises with Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) consultants across all leisure brands can expect to tap into greater expertise following an agreement between FCTG and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). The agreement provides the entire FCTG consultant and independent network in Australia and New Zealand with access to CLIA's globally recognised cruise industry training.

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CLIA sets out a course for cruising's future at G20 India

21 June 2023

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has outlined the cruise industry's advances in sustainability to G20 nations gathered this week in India, putting cruising on the agenda as governments discuss the future of world tourism. At a series of events held in the state of Goa, CLIA has set out the cruise industry's vision for sustainable and responsible operations, including its industry-wide commitment to net-zero carbon cruising by 2050.

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CLIA membership bundle opens the door to Cruise360 Australasia

20 June 2023

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released a mid-year membership bundle that includes access to the Southern Hemisphere's biggest annual cruise conference, Cruise360 Australasia. For a limited time, travel agents can take advantage of a $340 package that combines all the benefits of a half-year CLIA membership* with a ticket to Cruise360 Australasia in Brisbane on Thursday September 7.

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Tourism sector unfairly hit with passenger tax increase

9 May 2023

Australia's travel industry has been dealt an unfair blow by the increased Passenger Movement Charge (PMC) announced in the Federal Budget, hampering its efforts to drive a revival in international tourism. Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) said the increase in the PMC rate from $60 to $70 per person was an unreasonable added cost at a time when Australia's travel community was working hard to restore international visitation and support cruising's recovery.

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Trainees set sail on a career in cruise

9 May 2023

TAFE NSW and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) have joined forces to launch a traineeship program to help students fast-track their careers in the cruise sector. The program enables trainees to complete a Certificate III in Travel or Certificate IV in Travel and Tourism with TAFE NSW and secure immediate employment with CLIA member cruise lines or travel agencies.

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Australian cruise fans embrace revival

3 May 2023

Cruising's revival in Australia has been resoundingly welcomed by cruise fans, with 457,200 Australians setting sail during the latter part of 2022, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) data shows. Despite a limited number of ships in the region and only a half year of local operations, CLIA's Source Market figure for 2022 shows the Australian cruise market is making a swift recovery from its pandemic suspension.

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CLIA and Australian Cruise Association cruise into the Australian Tourism Exchange

27 April 2023

Australia's leading cruise industry associations, Australian Cruise Association (ACA) and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), will mount their first joint presence at this year's Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) to promote the diversity of cruising in this region to the international travel market.

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CLIA LIVE cruise showcase sets sail from Melbourne

30 March 2023

Australasia's biggest annual training showcase for cruise specialists kicked off in Melbourne this week as CLIA hosted the first event in its CLIA LIVE series for 2023. The popular seminar series will travel to six cities across Australia and New Zealand this year, bringing CLIA travel agents together for in-person training from dozens of leading cruise brands.

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