THE countdown to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Awards has begun, with the announcement of almost 80 finalists earlier this week.
Just 79 finalists have been announced from more than 800 entries, with 18 categories to be judged, including 11 which are open to self- or peer-nomination.
The finalists will be in the running to win one of cruising’s highest honours, at the 21st CLIA Awards in March, in a ceremony at The Star, Sydney, hosted by Australian actor Tim Campbell.
Managing Director Joel Katz said this year’s award nominations reflected this region’s growing community of successful agents.
“This year’s nominees include not only the most successful and high-profile travel agents in our community, but also a new and determined generation of travel agents who are part of our expanded CLIA membership,” he said.
“All these travel agents have been a big part of the spectacular comeback cruising has achieved… our 21st Cruise Industry Awards will recognise their enormous contribution.”
Click here to view the full list of nominees.