CLIA reveals details of 2024 conference

By Lisa James
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CLIA UK & Ireland will hold its 2024 conference from May 23-25 in Southampton.

As with previous events, the 2024 conference will include ship visits, conference sessions, an industry trade fair and a celebratory evening event.

For the first time, agents will be able to choose two ships to visit over consecutive days, from a selection of six in total.

An optional ‘New to Selling Cruise Day’ has also been added on May 22, following a successful launch in 2023. The in-person session will combine industry and product training for agents who are new to cruise.

The first day of the event will comprise conference sessions and a full industry trade fair in the evening. Both activities will be held in Southampton-based venues.

Attendees will have the option to visit Cunard’s Queen Anne, Silversea’s Silver Dawn or Princess Cruises’ Sky Princess on day two. A celebratory evening event will follow.

Attendees will then have the choice to visit MSC Virtuosa, P&O Cruises’ Iona or Fred Olsen’s Borealis on the final day.

Four of the ships available are appearing for the first time at a CLIA Conference and include Cunard’s Queen Anne, which is due to launch in May 2024.

Details of the theme and keynote speakers will be announced in due course.

CLIA UK & Ireland Managing Director Andy Harmer said: “Our 2024 conference will be our biggest yet, with more ships, an extended land programme on offer, as well as the optional training day for agents just starting out on their cruise sales journey.

“The first-hand insight agents gain from ship visits is unbeatable, while the networking opportunities on offer over the event will be invaluable. We can’t wait to welcome partners from across the trade once again.”

The conference, which is the largest travel agent event of its kind in Europe, will open for registration shortly; CLIA EMBARC ID card holders will be sent an exclusive discounted link to register.

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