CLIA Unveils 2019 Hall of Fame Cruise Industry Award Winners

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced the 2019 Hall of Fame Cruise Industry Awards. The awards celebrate both individuals and organizations whose accomplishments have bolstered the cruise industry. Award winners received recognition at the Hall of Fame Cruise Industry Awards Gala Dinner during the CLIA Cruise360 conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Thursday, April 4, 2019.

During the first day of the conference, over 1,200 travel advisors gathered for discussions on sustainability and cruise industry trends, along with conference seminars, training sessions, networking, meetings with suppliers and the conference’s first general session.

Here are the 2019 Hall of Fame Cruise Industry Award Winners:

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER: Awarded to an individual who has made significant contributions to the cruise industry.

  • Winner: Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO, Celebrity Cruises. Luteoff-Perlo has been committed to opening the world through travel.

TRAVEL AGENCY INNOVATOR AWARD WINNER: Awarded to a CLIA Travel Agency Member who has promoted cruise travel and grown cruise travel sales.

  • Winner: Avoya Travel, a CLIA Premier Travel Agency. Avoya Travel is considered one of the world’s most innovative marketing and travel technology companies.

ELITE CRUISE COUNSELLOR OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER: Awarded to an Individual Agent Member who has been committed to developing themselves from achievement of Elite Cruise Counsellor or Elite Cruise Counsellor Scholar status.

  • Winner: ECC – Lucinda Belden, Dream Vacations, Stingray Travel. Belden is committed to professional development and sharing the value of using a travel agent, particularly when booking a cruise.

The 2019 Cruise Industry Hall of Fame Cruise Industry Awards draw nominations from throughout the CLIA membership. Recipients of the awards are determined by a selection panel that includes representatives from the CLIA Strategic Trade Advisory and Review Board (STARBoard) and Trade Relations Committee.

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