CLIA Establishes Hall of Fame

Ana Figueroa Do you know anyone who’s done an outstanding job to promote the cruise industry? If so, here’s an excellent opportunity to have them recognized by the Cruise Lines International Association in its first-ever Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame will honor travel agents, cruise line executives and

By: Ana Figueroa

Do you know anyone who’s done an outstanding job to promote the cruise industry? If so, here’s an excellent opportunity to have them recognized by the Cruise Lines International Association in its first-ever Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame will honor travel agents, cruise line executives and other individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the leisure cruise industry.

The honors will be designated in three categories: cruise retailer, cruise line executive, and an at-large category that may include another retailer or cruise executive, shipbuilder, publisher, government official, politician, or anyone else whose contributions to the cruise industry warrant nomination.

Cruise sellers at CLIA-member agencies can nominate individuals for the Hall of Fame from now until April 30. Suggested criteria include such factors as whether the nominee’s accomplishments have created a positive change for the cruise industry. Is the nominee someone who can be considered a role model for others in the cruise industry? And, has the nominee done or accomplished something that sets him or her apart from others? Nominees will be considered by a committee comprised of members of CLIA’s Travel Agent Advisory Board and member-line executives. The final slate of nominations will then be ratified by CLIA’s Executive Committee.

The first three CLIA Hall of Fame members will be inducted at a ceremony during cruise3sixty, CLIA’s first travel agent event, which will be held at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, from September 30 to October 2. The event will be part travel show, part education and professional development opportunity, with an additional focus on cruise lifestyle themes including fashion, cuisine and entertainment.

CLIA-member travel agencies will receive nomination forms via e-mail and via the Travel Agent Center on CLIA’s Web site, which provides instructions as to how to return the nomination forms.

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