It is too early to write off cruising in 2020-21 and the industry is still working towards making it happen, a Cruise Line Industry Association (CLIA) media conference reiterated this week.
‘Nothing is guaranteed. But we’ve got weeks and months to engage with authorities on this,’ says Gavin Smith, chair of CLIA Australasia.
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is offering open access to its new online training course Cruise Champion, making it available to travel agents and other industry supporters from outside CLIA’s membership.
The course provides a deep insight into the workings of the global cruise industry, helping to combat misperceptions and raise awareness of the strict regulations that govern cruising operations worldwide.
A stepped approach to restarting cruising could begin with cruises to nowhere and then extend out to domestic and regional cruising, the wider industry and affiliates heard at a webinar this week.
Hosted by New Zealand Cruise Association (NZCA), the webinar featured Joel Katz, managing director of the Cruise Lines Industry Association Australasia, and was moderated by NZCA chairperson Debbie Summers. It attracted port operators, hoteliers, ground operators, regional tourism representatives, South Pacific tourism operators and more.
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has a new education platform, giving travel agent members access to a single, streamlined location.
The New Zealand Cruise Association (NZCA) has called for the cruise industry to share stories about why cruise is important.
‘Talk to anybody and everybody using whatever media, social media outlet you are comfortable with,’ says CEO Kevin O’Sullivan. ‘The cruise industry in New Zealand will recover, but it needs your help.’
The novel caronavirus (Covid-19) was on the minds of attendees at the 19th Annual Cruise Industry Awards in Sydney on Saturday night – but it didn’t dampen spirits during the celebration.
Not only listening to clients but even challenging them to consider previously unknown opportunities can lead to a hugely successful partnership, according to one of the Kiwi winners at the 19th Annual Cruise Industry Awards in Sydney on Saturday night.
House of Travel was a big winner at the 19th Annual Cruise Industry awards held in Sydney over the weekend, taking out the Cruise Month Promotion of the Year for Australasia title and having three individual winners amongst the HOT team.
CLIA clarifies coranavirus measures
CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) members have suspended crew movements from mainland China and will deny boarding to any individual, whether guest or crew, who has travelled from or through mainland China within the previous 14 days.