“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