CLIA Working Groups

CLIA UK & Ireland have three Working Groups comprised of key Cruise Line Executives and thought leaders. These experts in the cruise industry offer support to CLIA and provide direction in how we work with our valued trade partners and members

  • CLIA Trade Engagement Action Group
  • CLIA Specialist Cruise Working Group (Expedition, River & Ultra-Luxury)
  • CLIA Education Task Force


CLIA Trade Engagement Action Group

The Trade Engagement Action Group comprises of 10 key Cruise Line Executives and thought leaders. The Trade Engagement Action Group meet regularly throughout the year to offer practical input to CLIA, and act as an advisory group, helping steer activity and promote the association to the travel agent community.

The Trade Engagement Action Group is also available as a travel agent contact service, providing member access to a huge range of expertise and experience in all aspects of the Cruise Industry. If you would like to contact any of the members of the working group this can be done by emailing askthetewg@cruising.org

Chair - Luke Smith
Deputy Chair - Claire Stirrup



CLIA Specialist Cruise Working Group (Expedition, River & Ultra-Luxury)

The Specialist Cruise Working Group comprises of 8 key Cruise Line Executives and thought leaders. The Working Group meet regularly throughout the year to offer practical input to CLIA, related to Expedition, River and Ultra-Luxury cruising activities and promotion amongst the travel agent community.

Chair - Janet Parton
Deputy Chair - John Fair



CLIA Education Task Force

The Education Task Force comprises of 6 key Cruise Line Executives and thought leaders. They meet regularly throughout the year to offer practical input to CLIA, and act as an advisory group, helping steer both online and offline activity related to the education and training of our travel agent members.

Chair - Claire Smith