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, 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.
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.
The cruise industry’s contribution to the British economy grew substantially in 2013, as did the number of UK jobs it supports, according to a report released today by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), alongside many leaders from the travel and event industry, today announced its support for and active participation in the “Meetings Mean Business” campaign.
As the summer cruise season gets under way in Europe, 96 ships have sailed back to European waters from their winter routes in the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa and Asia. This brings the total fleet in the region this summer to 200 cruise ships, operated by 65 lines, serving at least 530 destinations stretching from the Mediterranean to the Arctic.
Europe celebrated the christenings of five new cruise ships in the last four months, as international cruise lines took delivery of new vessels built in European shipyards, Cruise Lines International Association announced. The five new ships, which represent a total investment of over €2 billion and carry a combined total 14,615 passengers, will significantly boost capacity.
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced that the ninth annual cruise3sixty conference and trade show is reaching near sell-out status, with nearly 1,300 national and international travel selling professionals registered to attend the event set for June 19-23 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today announced that it has named Thomas Fischetti to the position of chief financial officer, reporting to CLIA President and CEO Christine Duffy. His responsibilities for the global cruise industry trade association include financial management, accounting, contracting and internal controls, IT, human resources and oversight of the association’s facilities.
In celebration of Earth Day, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today highlighted the ongoing efforts of its member lines to protect the ocean environment. CLIA and its members lines have a vested interest in protecting the environment, not only because it is the responsible thing to do – but also because clean oceans and beaches are essential to the cruise experience.
These efforts are being made through a request that port States make provisions for crewmembers to be able to apply for visas upon arrival in port or very shortly before arrival if the port State requires a visa for shore leave.
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today announced the establishment of CLIA Germany at the world’s biggest tourism fair ITB Berlin 2013. The new national association will be headquartered in Hamburg and will be chaired by Michael Ungerer, CEO of AIDA Cruises. This follows CLIA’s Jan. 30 announcement of its expanded resources in Europe with CLIA Germany joining CLIA UK and Ireland and CLIA Netherlands as a part of CLIA’s newly established global structure.