JOEL Katz, Managing Director CLIA Australasia

Cruising’s four-phase plan for revival

Now that Australia has a four-phase plan for reopening, CLIA has outlined its own four-phase pathway for a careful resumption of cruising.

Proposed to align with the national plans to revive tourism and reopen borders, the cruise pathway sets out its own key milestones and is tied to the same vaccination targets as those announced recently by the Federal Government.

As an industry, we have urged Australian governments to include our pathway in the national four-phase plan, and are calling for detailed discussions to make this happen.

Key goals include:

Meeting these steps should be highly achievable. The cruise industry’s extensive new health protocols are already in place and working in other countries.

Australia is the only major cruise market in the world where governments have yet to achieve progress on cruising’s resumption. We need governments to act now so that we can revive an industry worth more than $5 billion a year to the Australian economy.