The newly-formed Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) bodies in Southeast and North Asia released initial findings from the new Asia Cruise Trends Project: 'Analysis, Assessment, Appreciation'.
A landmark study of the value of cruising has revealed that cruise passengers spend an average of $371 a day in Australian ports, helping push the cruise industrys total economic contribution in Australia to an impressive $3.2 billion last year.
The growth of cruising in Asia has taken another important step forward with the establishment of CLIA Southeast Asia and CLIA North Asia as the regional arms of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world's largest cruise industry trade association.
In recognition of the cruise industrys efforts to preserve the marine environment, the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) has awarded Cruise Lines International Association with NAMEPAs 2014 Marine Environment Protection Association Award.
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) President and CEO, Christine Duffy, issued the following statement today regarding the successful disembarkation of a passenger on the Carnival Magic who was under self-monitoring for potential exposure to Ebola.