Seatrade Cruise News is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Gibraltar Tourist Board becomes CLIA member

Royal Caribbean International's Anthem of the Seas in Gibraltar. It will be berthed in Southampton during CLIA's conference, which is being sponsored by Gibraltar Tourism Board
Gibraltar Tourist Board is a new associate partner of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) UK & Ireland, with the destination striving to become ‘the port of choice in the Mediterranean.’

So said Vijay Daryanani, the government of Gibraltar’s minister for business, tourism and the port, ‘There is no doubt that the cruise sector is extremely important to the Gibraltar economy. As we ramp up our marketing drive, the government is committed to pushing our brand in the right circles to increase calls to our port.’

He added, ‘I am constantly asked by our businesses and stakeholders on the work we are doing to achieve this. I look forward to working with CLIA in fulfilling our goal to make Gibraltar the port of choice in the Mediterranean.’

CLIA UK and Ireland conference

As part of the agreement, Gibraltar Tourist Board will sponsor CLIA's main conference being held in Southampton at the end of May. The 14th to be held for the UK travel agent community, it will include a trade fair, conference and gala dinner, as well as ship visits and activities onboard MSC Cruises’ MSC Virtuosa, P&O Cruises’ Iona and Royal Caribbean International’s Anthem of the Seas which will be berthed alongside.

The tourist board will be featured across CLIA's website, newsletter and yearbook.

‘Gibraltar is a firm favourite with cruisers,’ commented Andy Harmer, MD, CLIA UK & Ireland. ‘We’re eagerly anticipating supporting Gibraltar’s tourism team as they further build their relationship with the travel trade, enhance their cruise profile and operations, and continue to benefit from the wider economic and social advantages that cruise brings.’

Cruise operations resumed in Gibraltar last August; it is scheduled to receive 175 cruise calls this year.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
MS Seatrade 2D 334
Secure your place at Seatrade Cruise Med 2022!

14 - 15 September 2022, Trade Fair and Congress Center of Málaga

Registration for Seatrade Cruise Med 2022 is open!

Join us to discover the cruise market in the Mediterranean and its adjoining seas. Take a look at the event agenda at a glance and see what we have in store for you at this year's event. 

Hosted by the Port of Málaga, Málaga City Council, Costa del Sol and Andalucía, come together with fellow high-level international professionals from every sector to source new solutions, build profitable partnerships and expand your cruise network.

MS Seatrade 2D 334