Brisbane takes pride of place
By Joel Katz, Managing Director, CLIA Australasia
CLIA’s travel agent community will have a chance to celebrate Brisbane’s rise as an international cruise gateway next year, as we take our Cruise360 Australasia conference to Queensland for the first time.
The Southern Hemisphere’s biggest annual cruise industry event will be held at Brisbane’s Royal International Convention Centre on Thursday September 7, 2023, bringing together hundreds of industry representatives from across Australia and New Zealand.
It will be the first time the event has been held outside Sydney and will provide a fitting tribute to Brisbane’s emergence as a key South Pacific cruise hub. Super-earlybird tickets are now available, exclusively to CLIA members.
For travel agents, it will be a fantastic opportunity to unite with colleagues and get the latest insight into cruising’s global renaissance from local and international industry leaders. At the same time, it will give our industry a chance to salute the enormous contribution Queensland has made to cruising’s revival in this region.
The opening of the new Brisbane International Cruise Terminal has given the city a tremendous asset when it comes to attracting cruise visitors and growing Queensland’s cruise economy.
It not only provides superb modern facilities for cruise passengers, it also allows Brisbane to cater to a larger range of ships and act as a gateway to other ports in Queensland and across the South Pacific. The terminal is an excellent example of how governments, ports and the cruise industry can work together to create better infrastructure and grow tourism.
Brisbane’s significance as a destination will only increase as it prepares to host the 2032 Olympic Games, so we’re delighted that Cruise360 Australasia will be a part of the city’s tourism evolution.
Tickets to Cruise360 Australasia 2023 are available exclusively to CLIA members, with super-earlybird rates of $220 per person available up to 31 January 2023.
Visit Cruise360 Australasia for tickets and information.