Cruise industry trends, regional affairs and networking are on the agenda for the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association's annual cruise summit for its Platinum Members.

CLIA UK & Ireland expects to confirm more than two million British travellers took a cruise last year for the first time, as positive figures from the key 2018 summer travel season are released, revealing a 2.1% rise on the same period in 2017.

Taking an important step toward becoming a regional player in the mainstream cruise business, Chile has approved cabotage for foreign-flag ships of 400 or more passengers.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. vice chairman Adam Goldstein succeeded Carnival Corp. & plc president and CEO Arnold Donald as chairman of Cruise Lines International Association.

Jon Murrie, a journalist with more than 25 years’ experience in the travel industry, has taken up the newly created position of communications director with CLIA Australasia.

The Polar Collective was awarded a substantial grant from Booking Cares, a sustainability initiative of Booking.com, to develop a citizen science mobile app. The app is intended to make participation in science easy and rewarding. It also will deliver feedback to users, keeping them engaged long after the experience.

The Southern Cone Ports Corp. (Cono Sur) forecasts the current 2018/19 cruise season could reach a record high.

Micky Arison will take over from Adam Goldstein as chairman of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association, while Albino Supino Di Lorenzo will succeed Carlos Torres de Navarra as chair of the FCCA's Operations Committee.

Ege Port Kuşadası, gateway to Ephesus and a Global Ports Holding port, will host the 54th MedCruise General Assembly between May 7-10, 2019.

 

Cruise Lines International Association announced an industry commitment to reduce the rate of the global fleet's carbon emissions 40% by 2030, from a 2008 baseline.

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