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Master classes and Silversea's Martinoli join Cruise360 in Sydney

Silversea's Roberto Martinoli joins the speakers at CLIA Australasia's Cruise360 Silversea's Roberto Martinoli joins the speakers at CLIA Australasia's Cruise360

Master classes will be held at Cruise360 in Sydney on August 25, as well as keynote addresses, networking opportunities and an interactive trade show.

‘The master classes will provide insights, tips and techniques for agents to enhance their cruise sales skills,’ CLIA Australasia md Joel Katz said.

The master classes will cover selling river cruises, how to match clients with the right product, driving loyalty, upselling luxury and expedition cruises and maximising sales during CLIA Australasia’s Plan a Cruise Month.

Katz also announced that Silversea Cruises' Monaco-based Roberto Martinoli will join the impressive lineup of speakers. Martinoli, a board member of Silversea since 2013, was appointed ceo in September last year.

A full programme for CLIA Australasia’s fourth Cruise360, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Sydney, is due to be released at the end of this month.

Posted 19 June 2017

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Helen Hutcheon

Australasia correspondent

It is widely predicted that demand for cruising in Asia will continue to grow, both as a source market for cruise passengers and as a key destination for cruise ship deployment. The Seatrade Cruise Asia Pacific conference programme will focus on the opportunities for expanding cruise sales across the region and the variation in tastes for the individual Asian source markets, as well as how the product can be adapted to address these. The programme will also look into cruise ship building in Asia, the current pattern of cruise ship deployment, and the opportunities for developing new itineraries and new destinations. You can find out more about this must-attend event here.