CLIA Press Releases

Friday, December 12, 2014

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Swapping home and hearth for staterooms and ocean views doesn’t mean doing away with your favorite holiday traditions.

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Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) new membership structure has received an enthusiastic welcome by travel agencies and agents. Unveiled in early October, the three-tiered program offers robust benefits to all member host agencies, consortia and individual travel agents. The highest program level – Premium Diamond – is enjoying strong enrollment and registration by some of the most prestigious North American agencies.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today announced that in 2015 it will consolidate its U.S. offices into a single location in Washington, DC.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The newly-formed Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) bodies in Southeast and North Asia today released initial findings from the new Asia Cruise Trends Project: “Analysis, Assessment, Appreciation.” The work follows on from the 2013 Asia Cruise Association White Paper: “Information, Intelligence, Insights.” Both projects have been conducted by CHART Management Consultants, a global expert in cruise tourism and strategy.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A landmark study of the value of cruising has revealed that cruise passengers spend an average of $371 a day in Australian ports, helping push the cruise industry’s total economic contribution in Australia to an impressive $3.2 billion last year.

Topping the list of big spenders are international passengers who ring up an average $756 a day on accommodation, shopping, dining and transport before they board their ship. During their cruise they spend $204 a day in the ports they visit, mostly on shopping and tours.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the global cruise trade association, today announced a restructure of its Executive Partner Membership Program, designed to offer more opportunities for the entire cruise industry to engage in CLIA’s programs and activities.

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) President and CEO Christine Duffy made several personnel announcements at the opening session of the organization’s Leadership Forum in Miami today.

The new Secretary General of CLIA Europe will be Dr. Raphael von Heereman, a seasoned airline and travel executive, who joins CLIA from Qatar Airways, where he has served as Vice President, Aeropolitical and Regulatory Affairs. Dr. Heereman will begin his work with CLIA on February 15, 2015.

The Board of Directors of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has appointed Adam Goldstein as Chairman as of January 1. In a normal rotation of duties, Goldstein, President and COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., will take over from Howard Frank, Chairman of Costa Crociere S.p.A., who has served as CLIA Chair since 2010.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The growth of cruising in Asia has taken another important step forward with the establishment of CLIA Southeast Asia and CLIA North Asia as the regional arms of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade association.

CLIA Chief Executive Officer, Christine Duffy, said the transition to CLIA Southeast Asia and CLIA North Asia was perfectly timed as Asia comes to the forefront as one of the world’s most dynamic emerging regions for cruise.

Friday, November 7, 2014

WASHINGTON D.C., November 7, 2014 — Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced today that Dwain Wall will be leaving the association at the end of the year. Wall has accepted a new position and will be remaining in the travel industry, with details expected to be shared in the coming weeks.