Cruise Lines International Association Launches Samsonite Referral Program for North America CLIA Travel Agent Members

May 24, 2016

Today, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced the launch of the Samsonite Referral Program for North America CLIA Travel Agency and Individual Agent Members. The new program offers an exclusive 30-percent discount on Samsonite luggage plus free shipping for CLIA members and their clients.  In addition, travel agents will receive a 6-percent commission on purchases made by clients.

"As one of the most well-known brands in the world, Samsonite is the right partner as we look to enhance our membership offerings," said Cindy D'Aoust, president and CEO, CLIA. "This new benefit is a win for our travel agent members, and I look forward to a long-term strategic partnership with Samsonite to bring more value to our growing community."

To access the deal, CLIA Members register in their MyCLIA portal. The offer includes 30-percent off across the full-line of Samsonite, American Tourister and Hartmann luggage and travel accessories, with free shipping anywhere in the continental United States.

“We are excited to launch this ground breaking program with CLIA and its member agents," said Till Quante, vice president of sales, Samsonite. "To have the largest travel brand in the world partner with CLIA and their agents delivering exceptional value makes for a powerful and exciting combination."

Samsonite, the world's largest travel luggage company, joins CLIA as a Diamond Executive Partner. This new benefit is a result of the new partnership. CLIA’s Executive Partner Membership Program will provide Samsonite with exclusive opportunities to connect and engage with key leaders of the cruise industry.

To learn more, CLIA Members can visit

Travel Agents interested in joining CLIA to take advantage of this new benefit are encouraged to visit

About Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) – One Industry, One Voice

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, providing a unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community. The association has 15 offices globally with representation in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. CLIA supports policies and practices that foster a safe, secure, healthy and sustainable cruise ship environment for the more than 23 million passengers who cruise annually and is dedicated to promote the cruise travel experience. Members are comprised of the world's most prestigious ocean, river and specialty cruise lines; a highly trained and certified travel agent community; and cruise line suppliers and partners, including ports & destinations, ship development, suppliers and business services. The organization’s mission is to be the unified global organization that helps its members succeed by advocating, educating and promoting for the common interests of the cruise community. For more information, visit or follow Cruise Lines International Association on CLIA Facebook and Twitter pages.

About Samsonite

Samsonite is the worldwide leader in superior travel bags, luggage, and accessories combining notable style with the latest design technology and the utmost attention to quality and durability. For more than 100 years, Samsonite has leveraged its rich design heritage to create unparalleled products that fulfill the on-the-go lifestyle needs of the business professional. Samsonite markets products under the Samsonite, American Tourister, Samsonite Black Label, Hartmann, High Sierra, Gregory, Speck, and Lipault brands.


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