Clia News

Anastassiadis to lead CLIA Europe

Anastassiadis to lead CLIA Europe

The CLIA Europe general assembly has voted to appoint Kyriakos Anastassiadis, chief executive of Celestyal Cruises, as the organisation’s next chairman. First appointed to the European executive committee of the Cruise Lines International Association three years ago, Anastassiadis takes over the role from Pierfrancesco Vago, executive chairman of MSC Cruises, who has been the organisation’s chairman for the last three years.

CLIA: Cruise industry stronger than ever

CLIA: Cruise industry stronger than ever

Cruise Lines International Association has announced the cruise industry has surpassed 2015 ocean cruise passenger projections and has increased passenger expectations for 2016 – a sign the industry is stronger than ever. CLIA unveiled the new insights at the 2016 Cruise360 Conference in Vancouver, the largest conference of the cruise industry.

CLIA to launch Summit at Sea In 2016

CLIA to launch Summit at Sea In 2016

As part of ongoing enhancements to their Executive Partner Membership Program, Cruise Lines International Association is launching the Summit At Sea, a unique new networking and educational opportunity. The event, which will be hosted on-board MSC’s Preziosa, January 8th-11th, 2016, is exclusively offered to CLIA’s Executive Partner and Cruise Line Members.

CLIA appoints Ostebo to lead organisation

CLIA appoints Ostebo to lead organisation

Cruise Lines International Association has announced Thomas Ostebo will join the organisation as president and chief executive officer, effective July 6th. Selected by CLIA’s Global Executive Committee, Ostebo will oversee CLIA operations both domestically and internationally, working directly with his senior leadership team to execute the organisation’s vision and work on behalf of CLIA members.

River cruising continues to boom in Europe

River cruising continues to boom in Europe

The popularity of river cruises has continued to grow with the number of UK passengers taking a holiday on waterways in Europe and further afield growing by six per cent in 2014, according to figures released by CLIA UK & Ireland. The number of British travellers taking a river cruise grew by almost 8,000, taking the total number to 139,400 in 2014.Europe remains by far the most popular region for UK travellers to take a river cruise accounting for 86 per cent of all passengers.

CLIA finds surging demand for cruising in Asia

CLIA finds surging demand for cruising in Asia

25th Nov 2014 Cruise News

The newly-formed Cruise Lines International Association bodies in south-east 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.

CLIA Europe urges Mediterranean cruise cooperation

CLIA Europe urges Mediterranean cruise cooperation

CLIA Europe, the association representing Europe’s multibillion euro cruise industry, has once again reaffirmed its longstanding commitment to work with ports and port associations to ensure consistent representation of the cruise sector’s interests before public authorities and the media. Speaking in Barcelona at the opening session of Seatrade Med – the major biennial cruise event focused on the Mediterranean market, taking place this week – Pierfrancesco Vago, CLIA Europe’s chairman, said cooperation with port associations is key for the entire sector.

Cruise Lines International Association finds industry continues to grow

Cruise Lines International Association finds industry continues to grow

15th Sep 2014 Cruise News

In the last decade, demand for cruising across the globe has increased 77 per cent, from 12 million to 21.3 million passengers. New data released by the Cruise Lines International Association show that worldwide, cruise industry expenditures generated $117 billion in total economic contributions, supporting the employment of 891,009 full-time equivalent employees with total wages of $38.47 billion.