CLIA Appoints New President

Christine Duffy will head the association By: Janeen Christoff
Christine Duffy (c) // 2010 CLIA
Christine Duffy (c) // 2010 CLIA

 The executive committee of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today announced that Christine Duffy, president and CEO of Maritz Travel, will become the association’s new president on February first. She replaces Terry Dale, who was CLIA’s president for seven years.

Duffy brings to CLIA an impressive record of success with Maritz, one of the largest meeting, event and incentive travel management companies in the world, and extensive experience in all aspects of the travel industry that impact cruising, including the travel agency distribution system, sales and marketing, legislative affairs and issues management.

“The cruise industry is extraordinarily fortunate to have Christine Duffy become the next president of CLIA. She has demonstrated exceptional ability to lead and is extremely well-known and admired throughout the travel industry. She also has thorough knowledge of how travel, and cruises, are marketed and sold through the agency distribution system, and a firm grasp of the issues facing the industry. I know I speak for all our member lines and travel agent partners in saying that we are very excited to usher in a new era for CLIA under Christine’s direction,” said Howard S. Frank, vice chairman of the board and COO of Carnival Corporation & plc and chairman of CLIA’s executive committee.