Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has introduced a range of trade-friendly features and resources on its website to help further support agents
New training opportunities, sales tools and information resources include:
- An online ‘booking guidelines’ page, which contains details of how agents can work with cruise lines to become an authorised seller, and make a booking or access both availability and price. The page has info for nearly 30 cruise lines, with more to be added in due course.
- A compilation of the latest fam trip, ship visit and network opportunities from across CLIA’s member cruise lines, on the new ‘CLIA Recommends’ page.
- An outline of the online training opportunities that are directly on offer via CLIA’s ocean, river, luxury and expedition member cruise lines
- New ‘Itinerary Experience’ factsheets have been produced to boost destination knowledge of three key cruise itineraries: the western Mediterranean, eastern Caribbean and northern Europe. These will supplement CLIA’s existing ‘Destination Factsheet’ series by offering practical information on how the destinations sit within some of the most popular cruise itineraries
Andy Harmer, managing director for CLIA UK & Ireland, said: “Cruise trade enquiries and bookings are on the crest of a wave, and we’re determined to help agents capitalise on that momentum. From sales advice and funding opportunities, to the latest news and views on the sector, our enhanced website ensures a wealth of insight and know-how is at agent’s fingertips.”