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JOEL Katz, managing director

CLIA Australasia

Charting your course

At CLIA, we love cruising so much we often use metaphorical cruise phrases in communicating about our industry. One such phrase is “charting your course”. Charting your course for success is something that is easy to do if you break down the parts of your professional life and set clear and specific goals for each aspect of your career, including time management and professional development and growth.

If you are not already a CLIA travel agent member, we encourage you to reach out to our membership team to discover more about what CLIA membership entails. For those of you who are already CLIA members, you have already taken the first step in making an investment in yourself, entitling you to a myriad of professional development opportunities. To help you succeed, you have a responsibility to yourself to take advantage of the opportunities that CLIA membership provides. Here are some ideas:

The CLIA Australasia Cruise ACCREDITATION PROGRAM is the industry benchmark for travel consultants wishing to develop extensive cruise industry knowledge and superior selling skills. The program is continually evolving to meet the industry demands and is recognised as a highly professional program suitable for consultants of all levels of experience.

Check out our weekly members-only WEBINAR SERIES hosted by CLIA cruise lines and executive partners. To join the webinar series, register via CLIA’s members’ hub.

Join your peers at CLIA LIVE 2018. This exclusive training event for CLIA members includes presentations from CLIA cruise lines on what makes their brand unique.

The CRUISE360 AUSTRALASIA Conference and Trade Show will once again feature an incredible speaker line-up of global industry leaders, including CLIA president and CEO Cindy D’Aoust, and Norwegian Cruise Line president and CEO Andy Stuart. An exciting new addition for 2018 will be a Destination Showcase of the many destinations and ports that CLIA Cruise Line members sail to. Cruise360 2018 takes place on August 30 and 31. Early-bird tickets are still available, but are expected to sell out again.

Limited cabins are still available for CLIA Australasia MASTERS CONFERENCE. Masters is an opportunity for Ambassador-accredited CLIA travel agents to advance their cruise sales and marketing skills while cruising on board a CLIA Cruise Line Member vessel. This year’s Masters will take place in October onboard P&O’s Pacific Aria.

We encourage you to take advantage of the benefits that CLIA membership provides and deepen your level of involvement in the cruise industry this year.