CLIA Opens Enrolment For 2019 Memberships

Kerry Sharpe, Open Jaw

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has opened enrolment for its 2019 Travel Agency Membership and Individual Agent Membership (IAM) programs.

Offering access to professional development, cruise line bonus commissions, cruise line trainings and webinars, as well as exclusive personal travel perks and discounts, the programs are designed to “elevate the credibility and reputation of agencies and their individual agents within the travel industry and is built to help members navigate the cruise industry, attract more clients and increase their earnings.”

"It is a privilege for our team to present CLIA's 2019 Travel Agency Membership and Individual Agent Membership to the travel agent community in North America,” said Charles A.B. Sylvia, ECC, vice president, membership and trade relations. “We have listened to you, learned from you, and designed member benefits to serve you both personally as well as professionally. Thank you to all of you who choose to be part of CLIA in 2019.”

Travel agencies interested in joining can apply for a Travel Agency Membership. Individual Agent Membership is open to travel agents associated with a 2019 CLIA Travel Agency Member.

Additional CLIA member benefits include:

  • CLIA EMBARC ID, which entitles bearers to preferred member pricing for Cruise360 and other event, as well as member benefits such as cruise line and partner commissions;
  • CLIA’s professional development and training programs;
  • Bonus commissions and personal travel discounts from cruise lines and partners;
  • Discounted pricing on CLIA and executive partner products, including CLIA courses and event registrations;
  • Exclusive access to key cruise line, destination and industry representatives at CLIA events, including Cruise360;
  • Relevant and timely information via a monthly newsletter, regular email updates and more;
  • Listing on CLIA’s online Agent Finder;
  • Access to a variety of cruise videos that can be shared directly with clients through email or social media;
  • Special members-only resources and promotions to use during the annual consumer-based ‘Choose Cruise’ campaign.

To learn more about membership, please visit

Kerry Sharpe

Kerry Sharpe Columnist

Having worked in travel for the last 16 years, Kerry has experience covering the industry as media, as well as being under its lens when she worked for Thomas Cook, TravelBrands and itravel2000. A new mom, Kerry recently returned to the workforce and when she’s not chasing after her daughter, you’ll see her out and about covering industry events alongside her new BFF Tina the Travel Agent.

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