As reported, executive partners were previously known as associates and the name change is in keeping with CLIA’s global terminology.
Wholesale cruise seller Cruise Abroad has represented Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in Australia for 17 years and Kuoni Group Travel offers tailor-made outbound group touring itineraries.
‘With so many cruise choices from size to amenities and the array of itineraries available, we believe it is vital to deal with cruise specialists who can help travellers select the right cruise for them,’ director of Cruise Abroad, Peter Marshall, said. ‘We know we will get this support and expertise as a CLIA member.’
Kuoni Group Travel business development manager, Carly Evans, said the CLIA membership emphasised the company’s commitment to cruise-focused retail agents, wholesalers and cruise lines.
‘We are currently experiencing significant growth for pre- and post-cruise touring and see CLIA membership as a natural fit to support this growing sector of the travel industry,’ Evans said.
CLIA Australasia gm Brett Jardine said the cruise industry body offers the new members the 'support and knowledge they need to get the most out of the current climate of growth.'