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Inaugural CLIA Ireland Cruise Conference

29th November 2019 - 11:15am

Andy Harmer (Director CLIA UK&Irl;) & Dominic Burke (Chair Irish Travel Agent Advisory Council)

Andy Harmer (Director CLIA UK&Irl;) & Dominic Burke (Chair Irish Travel Agent Advisory Council)

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) hosted over 80 Irish travel agents at the first-ever Ireland Cruise Conference held in the Red Cow Moran Hotel, Dublin. The inaugural event included conference sessions where delegates heard from panels of travel experts as well as a trade fair giving agents the chance to meet both deep sea and river cruise lines face-to-face. The conference had a particular focus on “new to cruise”, with sales tips for agents who have recently started selling cruise and advice on how to target new to cruise customers.

 

Andy Harmer (Director CLIA UK & Ireland) announced CLIA’s first-ever “New to Cruise” guide, which aims to help agents to increase the number of cruises they sell by providing key information and facts on the industry.

 

Andy said, “We are delighted to welcome so many Irish agents to our first-ever Ireland Cruise Conference. It is a very exciting time for the Irish cruise market, with more Irish travellers choosing to cruise than ever before. As more Irish holidaymakers are realising the value and benefits a cruise holiday offers, it’s fantastic to see the Irish trade is eager to grow their cruise sales. We are thrilled to see agents support the industry by getting involved in events such as the Ireland Cruise Conference and we look forward to working closer with the Irish trade next year and beyond”.

 

CLIA members can access the New to Cruise guide CLICK HERE

For more information on CLIA events and ways to get involved CLICK HERE

 

After the day-long cruise conference event Tony Roberts (VP UK & Europe) and Rebecca Kelly (Senior Sales Manager Ireland) both Princess Cruises hosted a select number of agents and Travelbiz to a reception followed by dinner to thank them for their support and appraised them of the Princess Cruises product offering.


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Andy Harmer (Director CLIA UK&Irl;) & Dominic Burke (Chair Irish Travel Agent Advisory Council)
Princess Cruises’ Tony Roberts (VP UK & Europe) & Rebecca Kelly (Senior Sales Manager Irl)
Caroline O’Toole (Fahy Travel) and Rebecca Kelly (Princess Cruises)
The CLIA Ireland Cruise Conference Trade Fair
Some of the Travel Counsellors team
The lads, Adam and Brian from Uniworld River Cruise
The CLIA Ireland Cruise Conference Trade Fair
Tony Roberts (Chair CLIA UK&Irl; & VP Princess Cruises), Andy Harmer (Director CLIA UK&Irl;), Giles Hawke (CEO Avalon Waterways) & Peter Shanks (MD UK&Irl; Silversea)
The CLIA Ireland Cruise Conference Trade Fair
The CLIA Ireland Cruise Conference Trade Fair
The CLIA Ireland Cruise Conference Trade Fair
The CLIA Ireland Cruise Conference Trade Fair
The CLIA Ireland Cruise Conference Trade Fair
Suzanne Rowe (MSC) at the CLIA Ireland Cruise Conference Trade Fair
The CLIA Ireland Cruise Conference Trade Fair
The CLIA Ireland Cruise Conference Trade Fair
John Booty at the CLIA Ireland Cruise Conference Trade Fair
Jennifer Callister at the CLIA Ireland Cruise Conference Trade Fair
Adam (Uniworld) at the CLIA Ireland Cruise Conference Trade Fair
The CLIA Ireland Cruise Conference Trade Fair
The CLIA Ireland Cruise Conference Trade Fair
Celebrity Edge at the CLIA Ireland Cruise Conference Trade Fair
The CLIA Ireland Cruise Conference Trade Fair
The Travel Broker at the CLIA Ireland Cruise Conference Trade Fair
The CLIA Ireland Cruise Conference Trade Fair
Charlotte Humphrey and Eleanor Tarrant (both CLIA Ireland Cruise Conference)

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