The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators rolled out restrictions on commercial drone use in Antarctica. The recreational use of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) is already banned in coastal areas of the White Continent.

Some 200 Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association Platinum Members, colleagues and families are heading to St. Maarten this week to meet with more than 20 executives from FCCA member lines for the FCCA PAMAC Conference.

The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators pledged to turn the tide on plastics with new guidelines set to reduce single-use plastic use among visitors to the White Continent.

Since 2014, there has been a stalemate over cruise ships transiting the Venice Lagoon via the Giudecca Canal and San Marco Basin.

Cruise Lines International Association's Cruise360 event for travel agents will return to Vancouver, BC, in 2020. The May 12-18 gathering will feature professional development, ship inspections, general sessions and networking.

On June 16, people around the world will carry out cleanups in their local environments to mark the birthday of Sarah Auffret, who dedicated many years of her life to protecting the environment, particularly the marine environment in polar regions.

Michael Thamm, chairman of CLIA Europe and CEO, Costa Group and Carnival Asia, will deliver the keynote address on the opening day of Seatrade Europe, Sept. 11-13 in Hamburg.

Some 440 frontline service providers in St. Maarten — taxi drivers, tour operators and staff from hotels, the port, tourism bureau, government buildings and immigration — were scheduled to take part in training this week. 

The prospects for growing the cruise industry in the Eastern Mediterranean are positive but much needs to be improved in terms of safety and security for the sector to fully capitalize on the region's advantages.

Hamburg Cruise Net (HCN), an association of more than 100 public institutions and private companies involved in cruise tourism, is getting a new managing director with the appointment of Christine Beine, a senior executive at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce.

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