CLIA set for #ChooseCruise month

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CRUISE Lines In­ter­na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion (CLIA) Aus­trala­sia is en­cour­ag­ing travel agents across the coun­try to par­tic­i­pate in its an­nual ma­jor pro­mo­tion, which has this year been re­branded as #ChooseCruise ( CW 23 Aug).

The global cam­paign aims to raise aware­ness of cruis­ing as a “great value, easy, fun and mem­o­rable hol­i­day,” with CLIA ac­cred­ited agents and mem­ber cruise lines work­ing to­gether to pro­mote the sec­tor.

Each week in Oct will high­light a dif­fer­ent of­fer­ing, start­ing with ocean cruis­ing fol­lowed by river, lux­ury and ex­pe­di­tion voy­ages in the com­ing weeks.

CLIA Aus­trala­sia and Asia man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, Joel Katz, cited the steady growth of the cruise sec­tor in the last decade, say­ing “there is a cruise for ev­ery­one... cruis­ing is an easy and great value way to travel, with every cruise in­clud­ing meals, ac­com­mo­da­tion, en­ter­tain­ment and trans­port in the fare.

“We’re so spoiled for choice these days, the hard part can be find­ing the right cruise, which is where a CLIA ac­cred­ited travel agent comes in,” he said.

“Ocean Week” runs from 02-08 Oct, with cruise lines of­fer­ing a range of spe­cial pro­mo­tions.

Katz said the goal of #ChooseCruise was to en­cour­age peo­ple from all walks of life to plan and book a cruise.

“Cruise agents live and breath cruise, so whether a sky­dive at sea ap­peals, or in­dulging in Miche­lin-star fine din­ing every night, a CLIA ac­cred­ited travel agent is the best way to plan and book a hol­i­day at sea.”

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