CLIA Opens Nominations for Cruise Hall of Fame

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Nominations are now open for Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) Hall of Fame Cruise Industry Awards. This annual event recognizes individuals and organizations whose efforts and accomplishments represent a significant contribution to the cruise industry, CLIA said. Nominations may be submitted by all 2018 CLIA Individual Agent Members, Travel Agency Members, as well as the CLIA Trade Relations Committee and CLIA STARBoard members.

Awards will be given out in the following categories:

Elite Cruise Counselor of the Year: Awarded to an Individual Agent Member 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 with the requisite sales requirements – 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.

“CLIA’s Hall of Fame Awards make it possible for us to highlight individuals who are contributing to the cruise industry in a big way,” said Cindy D’Aoust, president and CEO, CLIA, in a written statement. “We are consistently impressed by the pool of nominees and we can’t wait to see who will join our list of winners this year.”

Nominees who are chosen for induction will be honored at a special gala event on April 19, 2018 at CLIA’s Cruise360 conference. Cruise360 will be held April 18-23, 2018 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.

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