Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), one of the cruise industry’s largest trade associations, will be launching a luxury cruise showcase on 15-16 October.
As the luxury cruise sector makes big waves in travel, CLIA is set to host an event open exclusively to around 80 travel agents. In 15 and 16 October, the port of Spain will welcome some of the world’s most luxurious ships, as the annual showcase arrives in Malaga, a port city on southern Spain’s Costa del Sol, known for its hotels and resorts on yellow-sand beaches.
“It’s a great time for agents to increase their understanding of this dynamic sector”
Andy Harmer, CLIA UK director, commented about the growth of the luxury cruise sector: “There has been a significant increase in the number of new luxury ships being launched in recent years – by lines including Seabourn, Silversea, Crystal Cruises, Scenic and Regent. These launches have raised the profile of the luxury cruise sector, and of the vast array of innovative enhancements available onboard.
“There has never been more choice for agents selling luxury cruises, and with more luxury ships due to join the global cruise industry in the coming years, it’s a great time for agents to increase their understanding of this dynamic sector.”
At the luxury cruise showcase, there will be visits from Silversea and Seabourn ships, including conference and networking sessions specifically designed to help travel agents.
Harmer further commented on what to expect at the event: “The changing onboard experience, breadth of destinations, and exciting and increasingly adventurous land activities, alongside world-class service, are making luxury cruising appealing to a whole new generation of first-time cruisers.”
For those who won’t be able to attend, CLIA offers events and networking opportunities for agents on its official website. You may visit their events page for webinars about luxury cruising.