International guests to explore far horizons at CLIA Cruise360 Australasia

Cruise Lines International Association - CLIA Australasia (logo)Cruise360 Australasia will explore new shores next month as a panel of international leaders help unlock emerging opportunities in destinations around the world.

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced four visiting speakers who will join this year’s conference in Brisbane, providing expert insight into the evolution of new cruise destinations. The four will take part in a highlight session titled “Destinations = Opportunities” and include:

Patrice Willoughby, Chief Sales Officer, International, Azamara Cruises;
Robin West, Vice President and General Manager of Expeditions, Seabourn;
Lee Haslett, Chief Commercial Officer, Celestyal Cruises; and
Craig Upshall, Global Head of Cruise Development, Qatar Tourism.

CLIA Managing Director in Australasia Joel Katz said the panellists would discuss how new and emerging destinations are powering the growth of cruising.

“Cruise guests are showing a real hunger for new destinations and experiences, and cruise lines are working to tap this demand,” Mr Katz said. “Our panellists at Cruise360 have exceptional knowledge of how cruise lines develop and foster new destinations, and will be able to give insight into how travel agents can capitalise on emerging opportunities.”

CLIA’s Cruise360 Australasia conference and trade show will be held on September 7 in Brisbane, with an industry-wide welcome event on the night of September 6.

Tickets are now sold out. CLIA members can email to request a waitlisting.

(International guests to explore far horizons at CLIA Cruise360 Australasia – CLIA Australasia)