CLIA UP­DATE

Cruise Weekly - - News - with Joel Katz MD, CLIA Aus­trala­sia

“There is a cruise move­ment un­der­way, and it’s mak­ing the fu­ture very ex­cit­ing!”

This quote from one of the del­e­gates at CLIA’s sold-out Cruise360 sums up last Fri’s event.

580 peo­ple, in­clud­ing a record 90 Ki­wis, at­tended what is now the largest cruise con­fer­ence in the south­ern hemi­sphere.

The con­fer­ence high­lighted the po­ten­tial of the in­dus­try, with 94% of Aus­tralians not yet hav­ing ex­pe­ri­enced a cruise.

Andy Stu­art, NCL CEO and Pres­i­dent, dis­cussed how our in­dus­try is in­cred­i­bly in­no­va­tive and re­spon­sive to chang­ing de­mands.

As an in­dus­try we are not only meet­ing the de­mands of ex­ist­ing cus­tomers, but also at­tract­ing new cus­tomers through in­no­va­tion, backed by dis­tri­bu­tion part­ners keen to stay ahead of dis­rupters.

With sus­tain­abil­ity a key con­fer­ence theme, Cindy D’Aoust, CLIA’s global Pres­i­dent pointed out that while pre­serv­ing the phys­i­cal en­vi­ron­ment was im­por­tant, the con­cept of sus­tain­abil­ity cast a wider net. We also have a re­spon­si­bil­ity to the des­ti­na­tions we visit - If they are not a good place for the res­i­dents then they are not a good place for our guests.

Cruise360 2019 early bird tick­ets now on sale at www.cruis­ing.org.au

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