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Sold-out Cruise360 Australasia 2023 in Brisbane

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Joel Katz said Cruise360 2023 highlights the importance of Brisbane as the region’s second-busiest cruise gateway
Almost 650 members of the Australasia cruise community converged in Brisbane on Thursday for the first Cruise Lines International Association Australasia Cruise360 to be held outside of Sydney since the inaugural event in 2014.

It had been scheduled for Brisbane in 2020, ahead of the opening of the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal, but was postponed in the early stages of the pandemic.

Resoundingly welcomed

‘The move to Brisbane has been resoundingly welcomed by the cruise community,’ CLIA MD Australasia Joel Katz said.

‘The coming (southern) summer promises near-record levels of cruising in Australasia, so this week’s conference will help highlight the increasingly important role Brisbane plays as our second-busiest cruise gateway in this region,’ Katz said.

Riding the Wave

‘Our theme this year is "Riding the Wave," and everything about our Cruise360 programme has been designed to give CLIA travel agents all the insight and inspiration they need to thrive in a resurgent Australasian cruise market.’