Uniworld’s Bettridge to speak at Cruise360 Australasia

Ellen Bettridge will tackle the impact of Generation Z travellers Ellen Bettridge will tackle the impact of Generation Z travellers

Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection President and CEO Ellen Bettridge will join keynote speakers at this year’s Cruise360 Australasia on August 30 at Hyatt Regency Sydney.

Gen Z influence

Bettridge will explore the digital behaviour of Generation Z (those born from the mid-1990s onwards) and the impact they are having on the cruise sector and travel agent community.

‘The rising generation of young travellers is redefining the way we buy and experience travel,’ CLIA Australasia and Asia MD Joel Katz said.

‘Ellen will also provide insight into how the cruise sector has been among pioneers catering to young consumers,’ Katz said.

Strong industry experience

Bettridge, who has led Uniworld since August 2016, has held senior executive roles with Azamara Club Cruises and Silversea Cruises. She also spent more than 20 years with American Express where she was VP of retail travel.

Shipboard lunch

The sixth Cruise360 Australasia will include a trade show for cruise industry exhibitors and CLIA members have the opportunity to walk around and have lunch on board Princess Cruises’ Sea Princess on August 29. 


Posted 15 May 2019

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Helen Hutcheon

Australasia correspondent