Articles tagged “clia”

Venice’s Big Money Conundrum to Solving Its Cruise Ship Crisis

Venice’s Big Money Conundrum to Solving Its Cruise Ship Crisis

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Venice's struggle to deal with oversize cruise ships is constantly in the headlines, but beware of anyone claiming a solution has been reached — the situation is beset with complications of almost every kind.

2 months ago

Expedition Cruising Is Still Small But Going Mainstream for Travel Advisors

Expedition Cruising Is Still Small But Going Mainstream for Travel Advisors

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Expedition cruises have come a long way from bunk accommodations on old Russian ships, with a growing fleet of luxury vessels presenting lucrative opportunities for travel advisors. It's especially so for those looking for unique holiday solutions for their well-heeled customers.

3 months ago

Travelers Are Becoming More Environmentally Aware. Has the Cruise Industry Noticed?

Travelers Are Becoming More Environmentally Aware. Has the Cruise Industry Noticed?

Rosie Spinks, Skift

The cruise industry has historically benefitted from a consumer base that is broadly forgiving of its environmental missteps. But times are changing.

4 months ago

Travel Advisors Find Already-Complex Cruise Bookings Are Getting Even Harder

Travel Advisors Find Already-Complex Cruise Bookings Are Getting Even Harder

Maria Lenhart, Skift

This might be the best time in history for travel advisors to sell cruises, but it's also the most complex. Those who take time to know the growing array of cruise choices and focus on the high end of the market are the most likely to succeed.

5 months ago

Cruise Trade Group Launches Campaign to Personalize the Industry

Cruise Trade Group Launches Campaign to Personalize the Industry

Hannah Sampson, Skift

It makes sense to try to elevate the voices of people who benefit from the cruise industry, especially if they aren’t directly employed by cruise lines. But this is still a public relations push and should be taken with the appropriate grain of salt.

6 months ago

Cruise Execs Dodge the Industry’s Downsides at Global Gathering

Cruise Execs Dodge the Industry’s Downsides at Global Gathering

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The cruise industry is having a good run. But why not talk frankly about challenges and address them with meaningful solutions?

6 months ago

Cruise Trade Group Taps Political Insider as New CEO

Cruise Trade Group Taps Political Insider as New CEO

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The incoming Cruise Lines International Association CEO knows her way around Washington, D.C. and has a background in travel and tourism. That should be enough for a good start, but the cruise industry is complicated enough that she'll have plenty of work ahead.

11 months ago

Cruise Industry Trade Group Needs a New Leader Again

Cruise Industry Trade Group Needs a New Leader Again

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The cruise industry is still growing fast, and the next leader of Cruise Lines International Association should be prepared to address the side effects of that growth. We'll be interested to see who ends up in the job, especially considering earlier difficulty in filling it.

1 year ago

Australians Are Cruising Like Locals — Close to Home

Australians Are Cruising Like Locals — Close to Home

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Australians have taken to cruising like ducks to water. With around 85 percent of bookings going through travel agents, this sector is providing a shot in the arm for travel retailers hit by falling margins in their bread-and-butter flights and hotels business.

2 years ago

New Cruise Ships Built to Dazzle Newcomers

New Cruise Ships Built to Dazzle Newcomers

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Most of the world's largest cruise lines have new tonnage to show off this year. To fill those ships, the industry needs to convince land-loving travelers to consider the sea instead.

2 years ago

The Cruise Industry Keeps Beating Its Own Expectations

The Cruise Industry Keeps Beating Its Own Expectations

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Higher-than-expected cruise passenger counts are good news for an industry that saw much slower growth just a few years ago. A lack of high-profile disasters has been helpful, and cruise lines are getting better at promoting themselves and expanding into new markets.

2 years ago

Cruise Passenger Numbers Are Expected to Top 25 Million Next Year

Cruise Passenger Numbers Are Expected to Top 25 Million Next Year

Hannah Sampson, Skift

The cruise industry is generally very good at getting passengers to fill all their ships, especially new ones with the latest bells and whistles. Executives have also been trying to get those passengers to pay more for their trips, which is sometimes a struggle.

3 years ago