Joel Katz, CLIA Australasia and Asia MD, said the company has put particular focus on developing new destinations and regional itineraries.
‘It’s a great example of the expansion of cruise tourism into regional locations around Australasia and we are delighted CMV has shown such a commitment to our part of the world,’ Katz said.
‘The announcement marks yet another milestone for our Australasian arm, which doubled capacity in the 2019/20 season with our newest addition, Vasco da Gama,’ Dean Brazier, MD of CMV Australia, said.
‘We are thrilled to be part of a proactive body that is advocating for the innovative and sustainable development of cruise tourism,’ Brazier said.
Darren Chigwidden, CMV’s national sales manager Australia and New Zealand, said the move to join CLIA signifies the company’s commitment to its travel agent partners and cruise specialists throughout Australasia.
‘We look forward to continuing to share the CMV experience with our agents and enabling them to earn CLIA points through CLIA’s online training, familiarisation trips, ship inspections and CMV-led training events,’ Chigwidden said.