2017 CLIA Hall of Fame Cruise Industry Awards now open for nominations

Washington, DC, 2017-Feb-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Nominations are now open for Cruise Line’s International Association’s (CLIA) annual Hall of Fame Cruise Industry Awards, which recognize individuals and organizations whose efforts and accomplishments represent a significant contribution to the cruise industry. Members of CLIA, including Individual Agent Members, Travel Agencies’ and Cruise Lines, are encouraged to submit their choices by February 24.

Awards will be giving out in the following categories:

Elite Cruise Counsellor of the Year – Awarded to an individual travel agent who has demonstrated their commitment to professional development through achievement of Elite Cruise Counsellor or Elite Cruise Counsellor Scholar status, the pinnacle of CLIA certification, as well as significantly impacted the travel agent landscape through contributions to their agency.

Travel Agency Innovator – Given to a CLIA Travel Agency Member who has demonstrated innovation in their approach to promoting cruise travel and growing their cruise travel sales.

Lifetime Achievement Award – Awarded to an individual from any aspect of the cruise industry who is an advocate for cruise travel and has made remarkable, positive contributions to the cruise industry.

“In an industry that is evolving so quickly, CLIA’s Hall of Fame awards gives us the opportunity to stop and recognize the people that are truly making an impact on our community,” said Cindy D’Aoust, president and CEO, CLIA. “This year’s new travel agent award will honor an agent who has achieved the highest level of certification and we believe this will be a strong addition to our existing award categories.”

Those chosen for induction will be honored at a special gala event on April 22, 2017 at CLIA’s Cruise360 conference. Cruise360 will be held April 18-24, 2017 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.

For more information and to nominate someone, please visit  www.cruising.org/awards.

About Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) – One Industry, One Voice

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, providing a unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community. The association has 15 offices globally with representation in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. CLIA supports policies and practices that foster a safe, secure, healthy and sustainable cruise ship environment for the more than 23 million passengers who cruise annually and is dedicated to promote the cruise travel experience. Members are comprised of the world’s most prestigious ocean, river and specialty cruise lines; a highly trained and certified travel agent community; and cruise line suppliers and partners, including ports & destinations, ship development, suppliers and business services. The organization’s mission is to be the unified global organization that helps its members succeed by advocating, educating and promoting for the common interests of the cruise community. For more information, visit www.cruising.org or follow Cruise Lines International Association on CLIA Facebook and Twitter pages.

Press Contacts:

Travel Industry & Marketing:
Sarah Kennedy
Manager, Public Relations & Marketing
Tel: 202-759-9313 | Cell: 703-628-7389
skennedy@cruising.org

Industry Policies/Regulatory & Legislative Issues:
Christina Perez
Specialist, Public Affairs
Tel: 202-759-9326
cperez@cruising.org

Source: Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)

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