Press Contacts

Travel Industry & Marketing

Sarah Kennedy – Director, Public Relations
Tel: 703-628-7389 
skennedy@cruising.org 

Industry Policies/Regulatory & Legislative Issues

Catharine Montgomery – Director of Public Affairs
Tel: 202-759-6758
cmontgomery@cruising.org

Press Releases

Stay on top of the latest information about CLIA and the cruise industry by checking out our most recent press releases below.

  • March 11, 2014

    CLIA PRESIDENT AND CEO CHRISTINE DUFFY HIGHLIGHTS DYNAMIC GROWTH OF GLOBAL CRUISE INDUSTRY AT CRUISE SHIPPING MIAMI

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) President and CEO Christine Duffy today showcased the continued growth and bright future of the cruise industry during her keynote address which opened Cruise Shipping Miami, the premier annual event of the global cruise industry. Duffy also announced the establishment of CLIA’s 14th cruise association - CLIA Italy - which will further enable the global association to speak more powerfully and act more effectively as one industry with one voice in key markets around the world.
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  • March 11, 2014

    CLIA EXPANDS RESOURCES WITH NATIONAL ORGANIZATION IN ITALY

    CLIA’s President & CEO, Christine Duffy, today announced the establishment of CLIA Italy during her opening remarks in the State of the Industry session at the 30th Anniversary of Cruise Shipping Miami, the premier annual event of the worldwide cruise industry.
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  • March 10, 2014

    CLIA ANNOUNCES 2014 10th ANNUAL CRUISE INDUSTRY HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced today the inductees into the 2014 CLIA Hall of Fame. Howard Frank, Former Vice Chairman of the Board and Chief Operating Officer, Carnival Corporation & plc, current Chairman of the Board, Costa Crociere S.p.A, a unit of Carnival and Chairman, CLIA Board of Directors, the “Outstanding Cruise Industry Executive”; Uf Tukel and Don Walker, Co-Presidents and Founders of WMPH Vacations are “Outstanding Cruise Retailers”; and Brad and Jeff Tolkin, Co-Chairmen and CEOs of World Travel Holdings, are “Cruise Sales Innovators.” The 2014 inductees will be honored at a gala event on April 5, 2014 during the 10th anniversary cruise3sixty conference and trade show, taking place April 2-6, 2014 at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
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  • March 05, 2014

    CLIA PRESIDENT AND CEO CHRISTINE DUFFY DISCUSSES GROWTH OF EUROPEAN CRUISE MARKET AT 2014 ITB BERLIN CONFERENCE

    Berlin - Today Christine Duffy, President and CEO of the cruise industry’s global trade association – Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) – delivered remarks at one of the world’s largest travel and tourism conventions, the annual ITB conference in Berlin, Germany.
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  • March 03, 2014

    BRIAN O’CONNOR NAMED CHAIRMAN OF CLIA TRADE RELATIONS & SALES COMMITTEE

    Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced that Brian O’Connor, Vice President, Sales (North America) for Princess Cruises and Cunard Line, will take the role of Chairman of the CLIA Trade Relations & Sales Committee effective immediately. He succeeds Camille Olivere, Senior Vice President Sales, Americas for Norwegian Cruise Line, who completed her service leading the committee at the end of 2013.
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  • February 20, 2014

    FOUR TOP CRUISE EXECS HIGHLIGHT DAY ONE OF CRUISE3SIXTY

    Four of the cruise industry’s most influential leaders will offer their expert insight to an audience of CLIA member agents during a panel on the first day of cruise3sixty 2014, the only official cruise conference of the cruise industry. The 10th Anniversary of the successful conference and trade show will take place April 2-6, 2014 at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
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