CLIA Announces an Inaugural Seminar at Sea Onboard MSC Meraviglia

The report estimates an increase in group meeting spending, with 37 percent of survey respondents claiming they expect to plan more meetings this year, up from 30 percent in 2017.
Getty/Ridofranz

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), is holding an inaugural Seminar at Sea aboard the MSC Meraviglia sailing to the Bahamas from November 17-21. The event includes CLIA’s industry-leading professional development, including five new seminars, paired with an opportunity to sail on the MSC Meraviglia and explore the new Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.

CLIA's professional development and training programs leverage a wealth of expert knowledge and partnerships to deliver valuable education to travel agents and other industry professionals.

The seminar will consist of five live trainings for travel agents to participate in, including four new seminars debuting at the event:

FREE Virtual Event

Pivoting Back to Travel: Phase 4

Are you prepared to guide your clients through the “new normal” of travel? Join us December 15, 2020 from 1pm-2:20pm EST for Pivoting Back to Travel: Phase 4. The upcoming installment of our FREE virtual series will feature presentations from the Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, and Seabourn on their most up-to-date travel procedures, health & safety protocols they’ve implemented to keep guests safe, activities that are open to visitors, what your clients need to know while on their trip and more! Visit www.pivotingbacktotravel to view the full agenda and register for your FREE pass.
  • Better Listening Skills for Better Business: In this seminar, attendees will find out what behaviors to avoid to protect your ability to concentrate. Attendees will learn dozens of proven, practical strategies to reinforce their ability to recall, pay attention and really listen. 
  • Marketing 201: Implementing Effective Cruise Marketing: [NEW] This seminar will go through some proven techniques that can assist in creating effective marketing pieces for social media, newsletters, and other platforms
  • Cruise Lead Generation – Using Lead Pages: Generating new cruise leads is one of the biggest challenges travel consultants face daily.This informative seminar will provide information on what this marketing tool is, how to set it up, design, and implement across all online media platforms.
  • Luxury Cruise: Large Ship Luxury: Allows agents to learn how large ships are changing the luxury market. Discover how large ships are adding luxury appointments that will appeal to clients in every demographic.
  • Luxury Cruise: Premium and Small Ship Luxury: This seminar will take travel agents through the premium and small ship luxury category and learn how they are appealing to clients of all ages and challenging everything travel agents know about luxury travel.

In addition to the onboard CLIA training, attendees can take advantage of this  opportunity to network with travel agents from across North America. To register for the seminar at sea, please visit: cruising.org/SeminarAtSea, or to learn about additional CLIA Live Training events held throughout the year, visit cruising.org/livetraining.

Related Stories

Carnival Launches "Most Trusted Travel Advisor" Contest

Former Silversea Bookkeeper in Australia Accused of Stealing $3.6 Million

Holland America Ships Have "Fender Bender" at Vancouver Dock, But All OK

Costa Firenze to Set Sail in October 2020

Suggested Articles:

We talk with John Downey, president of the Americas for Hurtigruten, look at top cruise news and show how virtual programs have value in a pandemic.

According to the October survey 69 percent of active members say they are confident or highly confident that guest bookings will increase in 2021. 

Select longer voyages through mid-April are rescheduled for 2022, while cruises of eight days or more calling in the U.S. are canceled until November.