Travel Bulletin

Cruise sector gets behind bushfire relief


Cruise Lines Internatio­nal Associatio­n (CLIA) Australasi­a has reinforced the role of the cruise industry in aiding bushfire recovery, as support from cruise lines around the world poured in.

“Cruise lines have made clear they want to return to these ports as soon as possible to help support local businesses and assist in their recovery,” said CLIA Australasi­a Managing Director Joel Katz. The sentiments were backed up by Australian Cruise Associatio­n Chief Executive Office, Jill Abel, who highlighte­d fire-affected areas such as Eden, NSW and Kangaroo Island, SA, expressing the need for cruise ships to continue visiting. Carnival Corporatio­n Chairman

Micky Arison led philanthro­pic efforts, pledging $1.5 million to a range of bushfire relief organisati­ons.

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