CLIA News

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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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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Swan Hellenic partners with CLIA in Australasia

16 February 2023

Expedition cruise line Swan Hellenic has partnered with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) to support its presence in Australia and New Zealand, joining as a Regional Cruise Line in Australasia. The partnership brings Swan Hellenic into CLIA's wider Australasian cruise community, made up of cruise lines from around the world as well as travel agent members from across Australia and New Zealand.

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Cruise360 Australasia heading to Brisbane in 2023

7 December 2022

The Southern Hemisphere's biggest annual cruise industry event will make its long-awaited debut in Queensland next year when Brisbane hosts Cruise360 Australasia for the first time. Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has announced Cruise360 will be held at Brisbane's Royal International Convention Centre on Thursday September 7, 2023, preceded by a welcome cocktail party on Wednesday September 6. Super-earlybird tickets are now available.

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