CLIA view: August

Joel Katz, managing director, CLIA Australasia

Tickets are selling fast to the Australasian cruise industry’s largest conference, Cruise360 to be held at the Hyatt Regency Sydney on Friday 25 August. Cruise360 is CLIA’s biggest professional development event of the year featuring a full day’s worth of education, networking, and updates of the latest industry trends, through keynotes, workshops, and a trade show.

Cruise360 is the must-attend event for travel agents looking to increase their share of the booming cruise industry with an impressive field of guest speakers and the new addition of “masterclass” workshops. This year’s Cruise360 is designed to be an immersive event to educate and inspire agents as we head into another record summer cruise season.

As the largest and only official conference of the cruise industry, Cruise360 brings together travel professionals, cruise line representatives, industry suppliers and CLIA preferred partners from Australia and New Zealand.

In a truly panoramic view of the cruise industry, the conference features opportunities for professional development, networking and the largest dedicated cruise industry trade show in this region showcasing major suppliers.

By attending, you are not only fast-tracking yourself to become a better cruise sales agent, you are surrounding yourself with some of the most influential people in the global cruise industry.

Whether you’re new to the industry and looking to improve your cruise sales skills, a veteran looking to take the next step, or you’ve reached the pinnacle of CLIA certification as a Master Cruise Consultant and are looking to stay current; you’ll find the that Cruise360 sessions are designed to help you fast-track your sales growth.

This year’s Cruise360 features the largest number of global cruise line executives, local cruise line leaders, dynamic key note speakers, and successful travel industry professionals to share best practice, selling tips and techniques, and the latest trends, and product information.

We are thrilled to have some of the most dynamic global cruise line executives joining us this year to share their knowledge and support the development of our agent community, including:

  • Jan Swartz, Group President Princess Cruises and Carnival Australia
  • Larry Pimentel, President & CEO Azamara Club Cruises
  • Roberto Martinoli, CEO Silversea Cruises
  • Chris Austin, SVP Global Sales and Marketing for Seabourn

Plus a wide variety of successful cruise agents, and agency leaders who will be sharing their success stories, and tips/techniques to upskill yourself, grow your cruise business and maximise returns from cruise sales.

Based on feedback from prior years, this year’s Cruise360 will provide delegates with further tangible learning opportunities in the form of four Masterclasses to choose from, including sessions on how to improve sales, maximise income, and most importantly create a loyal customer base who keep coming back to you to book more cruises, and who you can leverage to drive more business.

Cruise360 is without a doubt the best opportunity of the year to meet face-to-face with your peers in the cruise industry, and become better cruise sales agents.

There are limited tickets remaining — so visit www.cruising.org.au to reserve yours now.

 

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