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CLIA Australasia Announces 2016 Cruise Award Finalists

January 31, 2017 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has announced the finalists for the 2016 Cruise Industry Awards, with a pool of 19 awards on offer at the cruise industry’s annual ‘night of nights’.

More than 500 agents and industry members from across Australia and New Zealand will gather at the Star Event Centre Sydney on Saturday February 11, 2017, for the 16th annual gala event.

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia today released the list of finalists with an extra category up for grabs this year – the inaugural Plan a Cruise Month Agency promotion. (See next page for list of finalists)

CLIA Australasia Managing Director Joel Katz said the 2016 awards dinner was sure to be the best yet, with finalists being recognised from across Australia and New Zealand.

“The Cruise Industry Awards is a great way for our member cruise lines to recognise and reward the outstanding achievements of agents who are at the forefront of the industry’s impressive growth. After a record year of cruising down under, we’re looking forward to a fitting celebration,” Mr Katz said.

Nominations in the categories of Agent Promotion of the Year and Network Promotion of the Year have been submitted by CLIA member agencies.

Entrants for the other categories, which include Cruise Agency of the Year (bronze, silver and gold), Online Agency of the Year, Homebased Agent of the Year, Cruise Consultant of the Year, the Rising Star award and the latest entrant to the CLIA Hall of Fame, are nominated by member cruise lines.

Emirates and Dubai Tourism are headline sponsors of the evening, while popular Channel 7 personality Larry Emdur will MC the event.

A handful of seats are still available for the event. For bookings visit or

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