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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A lifetime of adventure cruising: Cruise360 to take insight from expedition leader

1 July 2019

Expedition cruise specialist Aaron Russ spent his childhood travelling on small ships to the Subantarctic Islands, giving him a lifetime of experience to be shared at this year's Cruise360 Australasia conference in August. The General Manager of CLIA Executive Partner Wild Earth Travel, Mr Russ has led more than 100 small ship expeditions to some of the world's most fascinating destinations and will offer his insight as part of a panel discussion on the current revolution in shore excursions.

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CLIA boosts agent support with new appointments

26 June 2019

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has boosted its Australasian team with two new appointments to support its travel agent membership and corporate partners. Together they will increase CLIA's capacity to serve and train the travel trade community, helping agents to get the most from the exclusive benefits of their CLIA membership.

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