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CLIA are delighted to be holding a Cruise Forum in Utrecht on January 8th. This event is the ideal place to meet and network with a wide range of cruise operators under one roof making it a unique event created for just for you! The event will commence at 17.30, where you will receive an industry update and have the time to network with our sponsors. Dinner will also be served. The event is due to end at around 21.30 Book NOW, for an evening of all things cruise and keep up to speed with one of the fastest growing sectors of the travel industry.
This event will take place at the NH Hotel Utrecht
This complimentary event is available to travel agents ONLY.
The evening roadshows, free to CLIA members, will be dedicated to the river cruise industry and offer invaluable, expert CLIA advice on trends, river cruise experiences, and sales opportunities. These sessions will be combined with the opportunity to meet with river cruise operators to learn about each line’s unique selling points and latest news.
From the week commencing 11 March, the CLIA river cruise roadshow will be hosted in Newcastle, Liverpool and Birmingham. The following week’s events will take place in Bristol, Oxford and Ipswich.
Please join us in one of the cities listed below!
Newcastle - 12th March, Liverpool - 13th March, Birmingham – 14th March, Bristol – 19th March, Oxford – 20th March, Ipswich – 21st March
Registration opening soon!
CLIA UK & Ireland has announced that next year it will hold its first ever expedition cruise event. Taking place on 28 March 2019 in London, the all-day event will include trends talks and commentary from experts both inside and outside the industry.
The three-day flagship event, the largest travel agent event in the UK, will include a trade fair, a full day of conference sessions and gala dinner including entertainment. Plus, delegates will have the chance to visit to visit two of the three ships in port for the event: Celebrity Edge which launches in Miami in December this year, Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 and MSC Preziosa. On Wednesday May 15, agents will get the chance to visit Celebrity Edge, on her second visit to the UK after her launch in December 2018, or alternatively, agents can visit MSC Preziosa, the first time an MSC ship has been available on one of the main conference days. That afternoon, all delegates will attend the cruise trade fair.
On Thursday 16 May, delegates will attend a full day of conference sessions, featuring high profile speakers from across the cruise industry, as well as key notes from outside the sector. In the evening there’ll be a gala dinner with entertainment, both the conference and evening events will be held at new venues.
The final day, Friday 17 May, will be held onboard Queen Mary 2, and will include a special closing conference session, which last year heard from record-breaking explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes. Further details of the venues, theme and speakers will be announced in the build up to the event.
In May this year, the conference which was themed #GenerationCruise, attracted a record 650 delegates.
Previous speakers at the Conference have included CLIA global chair Arnold Donald, Royal Caribbean’s Adam Goldstein, Andy Stuart from NCL, and MSC’s Gianni Onorato.
This unique, event will take place at the De Vere Cotswold Water Park near Swindon and will include business sessions reflecting on 2018, a peek into the future, the opportunity to network, meet with our sponsors and lunch. This event is open to senior travel agents, company owners, managers and those responsible for cruise sales in their organisation.
To register for any of these events login to your members hub area. If you've not setup your personal profile please visit https://cruiseexperts.org/clia-agents/personal-profile/.