19th Annual Cruise Industry Awards
Monday 10th February 2020, 10:15am
CRUISE LINES INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION (CLIA) AUSTRALASIA HAS ANNOUNCED THE FINALISTS FOR THE 19TH ANNUAL CRUISE INDUSTRY AWARDS, TO BE PRESENTED AT A SOLD-OUT EVENT THIS SATURDAY.
A total of 71 finalists from across Australia and New Zealand will be in the running to win one of cruising’s highest honours when the industry comes together for its biggest night of the year on Saturday 15 February.
A record 560 entries were received for this year’s awards, with 11 different categories open for self- or peer-nomination and awards included for both Australian and New Zealand nominees.
Key categories this year include Agency of the Year, Cruise Consultant of the Year, Home-Based Cruise Agent/Broker of the Year, Rising Star, Cruise Champion, Promotion of the Year, and a Media Award.
CLIA Australasia managing director Joel Katz said the awards celebrated the top achievers among the association’s travel agent membership.
“This year’s nominations show a genuine passion for the cruise industry, and that’s a big part of the success we’re experiencing in Australia and New Zealand,” he said.
“The most energetic and engaged agents are also some of the most successful in Australia and New Zealand, so these awards are about recognising their commitment and the prosperity they help bring to the entire cruise community.”
Hosted by entertainer Tim Campbell, the 19th annual Cruise Industry Awards will be held at The Star in Sydney
Source: Travel Weekly