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CLIA Australasia MD Joel Katz a panelist at Global Tourism Forum

Article-CLIA Australasia MD Joel Katz a panelist at Global Tourism Forum

L-R: CLIA Australasia's Joel Katz, moderator Jeremy Oppenheim from Systemiq,'s Yang Li and Accor's Brune Poirson
Joel Katz, MD of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia, spoke about the cruise industry’s multi-billion-dollar investments in new ships, new technologies and new alternative fuels designed to significantly reduce emissions at the Global Tourism Forum in Bali this week.

The Forum was held alongside the G20 Heads of State and Government Summit and was opened by Indonesia’s Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno.

The event was aimed at providing ‘real solutions to the challenges faced by the tourism and travel industry on a global scale.’

Katz’s panel addressed ‘Exploring the Future of Sustainability and Community Value Across Travel.’

Destination stewardship

He spoke of the industry’s determination to be a leader in destination stewardship, working closely with local communities to maximise the benefits of cruise visitation while, at the same time, providing a foundation for responsible tourism management.

Protecting the oceans

‘As an industry it is absolutely essential that we protect the places our cruise lines visit and the oceans they sail on,’ Katz said.

‘We are also determined to be leaders when it comes to the de-carbonisation of shipping and this is behind much of our industry’s action globally as cruise lines pursue new technologies and solutions to take us closer to our sustainability goals.’

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