Congress Introduces Resolution to Name October Cruise Travel Professional Month

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Representatives Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) and Corinne Brown (D-FL), along with three co-sponsors, have introduced a new resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives to designate October as “Cruise Travel Professional Month,” acknowledging “the creativity and professionalism of the men and women of the Cruise Travel Professional community,” Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) reports.

The move comes as CLIA kicks off its month-long National Plan a Cruise Month campaign for October, which includes the #CruiseSmile contest and a number of cruise deals and incentives. 

H. Res. 455 expresses support “for designation of the inaugural ‘Cruise Travel Professional Month’ in October,” which coincides with National Plan a Cruise Month. The resolution aims to honor the value that cruise travel professionals offer consumers, “by providing advice on choosing the best cruise based on customers’ budget and interest, and taking the worry out of vacation planning by arranging all the details.” In the U.S., 70 percent of cruises are booked through a cruise travel professional.