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Cruise line operators and travel agents can all look forward to meeting once again face to face at the physical edition of Cruise360, which has been scheduled for 18.04.2023 to 23.04.2023. Organisers are working in full compliance with government regulations. At present, they will not implement Covid-19 preventive measures at the Broward County Convention Center because of the improving pandemic situation. Travellers to the USA should note that because of the ongoing travel limitations they will have to present upon arrival vaccination passports.
A Brief Overview of Cruise360
The cruise industry has one major trade show where they conduct business and that’s Cruise360. Flying the CLIA banner, Cruise360 has been the premiere procurement platform and networking event for companies at every link in the value chain. Find out about recent market trends, hear high-profile speakers take to the stage to share their practice and immerse yourself in the spirit of Cruise360. Cruise360 is more than just a trade show, it’s a celebration. Be sure to come and have some good old-fashioned fun!
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Why Your Visit Is Worth It
Cruise360 offers exhibitors unsurpassed access to the entire world’s cruise community. All this is thanks to the fact it’s organised by the Cruise Lines International Association. A booth here means instant access to the most important brands operating right now. You get an immediate return on your investment and leave with high-calibre sales leads:
- 50+ cruise lines
- 350+ Executive Partner Members of CLIA
- 13,000 global travel Agencies
- 54,000 travel agents
Fort Lauderdale in Florida is home to the single most important trade show for the cruise and travel industry. Cruise360 takes place every year in the spring at the modern Broward County Convention Center and sets the tone for the cruise sector for the year. It’s where new destinations are added and trends are formed ahead. Cruise360 appeals to major decision makers across the entire supply chain as their go-to meeting place for networking and negotiations.
The event is organised by CLIA, which is known to represent 95% of the world’s ocean-going cruise capacity. This makes Cruise360 the best platform for you as a brand to get the attention you want, but you don’t need to be a CLIA member to attend. The trade show has a fantastic support program with ship inspections and a lineup of seminars. It’s also important to note that although cruises are the forefront, the trade fair is a global travel show in all senses. The exhibition halls are rich in technology providers, host agencies, insurance companies, hotels and lodging properties; all vital components of the travel ecosystem at large.
The product portfolio extends to cruises, packaged travel, hotels, air travel and car rentals. The show continues to grow in size and relevance as over 54% of visitors in 2022 were first timers, which is a good sign for exhibitors, who want to grow their professional networks and generate sales leads.
Who Are You Going to Meet?
You have some of the biggest names in the cruise and travel industries at Cruise360. Here’s only a sample of the list - Discover Puerto Rico, Disney Cruise Line, Dominican Republic Tourism Board, MSC Cruises, Carnival and Marriott International. The audience is full with travel agents and cruise lines, ports & destinations, and suppliers from all related sectors. Satisfaction with the trade show is at an all-time high thanks. Cruise360 sits at a 52 on the Net Promoter Score.
Exhibitors also benefit from the presence of all CLIA preferred partners, giving them an additional boost in networking and sales lead generation. Every day has something to offer and a new potential partner to meet from all over the world including the USA, the UK, France, Japan, Dominican Republic, South Korea, Italy and more. Cruise360 is heavily invested in restarting the cruise industry, which has been heavily affected by the pandemic.
Additional Value of Attending
There are various educational workshops, general sessions, receptions, the Hall of Fame Gala and the exciting conference! Professionals are able to pursue career growth through the many general sessions held during Cruise360.
Get a head start on your journey towards certification at Cruise360. Enhance your personal and professional reputation with CLIA's esteemed certification programs, which are recognized as the official certification of the cruise industry. These certifications are tailored to complement existing educational programs offered by agencies and cruise lines, and visitors can sign up to receive a range of certifications to suit different experience levels and areas of interest.
The groups that can easily pursue certifications:
- career explorers and students;
- new travel agents;
- career and expert travel agents;
- executive professionals;
In addition to certification, you can also sign up for a career counselling session. A veteran will get up to speed with what’s available to you and how to build your own itinerary for Cruise360, which can include CLIA seminars and Ship Inspections – important, mandatory requirements in order to get certified in the first place. Don’t know what direction you’re going professionally? That’s where the consultation comes to deliver an optimal experience.
A great help to you during the trade show is the Cruise360 app. Keep yourself in the loop with the latest updates and stay connected with other attendees at all times. Any announcements or urgent changes will be communicated via the app, so you better leave your push notifications on so you don’t miss a thing. It's important to note that the schedule you created on Cruise360 does not automatically sync with the app. However, you can mark specific sessions as "favorites" in the app to help you stay on top of your itinerary.
It’s not all studying and working though. Cruise360 gives you all the opportunities to let your hair down and have a blast. Hopefully you’ve packed your party attire. Your registration comes with access to the Hall of Fame Awards Dinner, the grand celebration complete with incredible 'cruise-style' entertainment.