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CLIA Announces New Categories for 2014 Cruise Industry Awards

October 8, 2014 Association No Comments Email Email

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has announced two new categories for its 2014 Cruise Industry Awards to reflect the changing cruise agent landscape in Australia and New Zealand.

CLIA Australasia General Manager Brett Jardine said that while the popular Gold, Silver and Bronze Agency of the Year awards would be retained for shopfront agencies, the organisation had decided it was time to acknowledge the growing number of online agencies and home-based/mobile agencies with specific awards.

Mr Jardine said the Online Agency of the Year award would recognise a CLIA member dedicated to the online space with the majority of their business driven by a booking engine.

Meanwhile the new Home Based/Mobile Agency of the Year award would acknowledge a growing part of CLIA’s individual membership base.

Both awards will be voted for by CLIA cruise line members, with separate awards to be given to Australian and New Zealand agents.

Mr Jardine said the organisation had also decided to reinstate its Media Award category, taking the total tally for the event to a record 19 awards.

The 14th Annual Cruise Industry Awards will be held at the Star Event Centre on Saturday February 28.

Tickets are priced at $220 each plus GST with order forms now available on line at www.cruising.org.au or www.cruising.org.nz

Submission forms for categories open to agent nominations are now also available on the website.

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world’s largest cruise association and is dedicated to the promotion and growth of the cruise industry. CLIA is composed of more than 55 of the world’s major cruise lines and serves as a non-governmental consultative organisation to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), an agency of the United Nations.

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