Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has opened enrollment for its 2020 Travel Agency Membership and Individual Agent Membership programs, valid through 31DEC, 2020.
"The extraordinary response to CLIA membership in 2019 — resulting in the largest and most qualitatively strong membership roster in CLIA history — is a clear indication that CLIA credibility and member benefits are what travel professionals need and want," said Charles Sylvia, ECC, Vice President, Membership and Trade Relations, CLIA.
"As we launch 2020 open enrollment, our team has once again put together a benefits portfolio designed to help members reach their full potential in cruise sales."
CLIA says its membership elevates the credibility and reputation of agencies and agents and is built to help members navigate the cruise industry, attract more clients and increase their earnings.
"CLIA Membership establishes agents as a cruise travel authority in the eyes of consumers and provides instant industry recognition with booking credentials (agency) and the CLIA EMBARC ID (agents)," says the association in a statement. "It also affords access to industry-leading professional development, cruise line bonus commissions, cruise line trainings and webinars, as well as exclusive personal travel perks and discounts."
New for 2020, CLIA is launching an affinity program as well as expanded professional development offerings.
Travel agencies interested in joining can apply for a Travel Agency Membership. Individual Agent Membership is open to travel agents associated with a 2020 CLIA Travel Agency Member.
To learn more about the benefits of the CLIA Travel Agency and Individual Agent Membership, visit cruising.org/joinclia.
Additional CLIA member benefits include:
Booking credentials for Cruise Lines and partners.
2020 CLIA EMBARC ID provides preferred member pricing for Cruise360 and other events.
Professional development and training programs leverage a wealth of expert knowledge and partnerships to deliver valuable education to travel agents and other industry professionals. New for 2020, CLIA is adding Virtual Courses and a new series of webinars focused on business management.
Bonus commissions & personal travel discounts
Exclusive members-only discounts on CLIA courses, event registrations and more. New for 2020, CLIA affinity program offers discounts on office supplies, shipping, and computers.
Connect with key cruise line, destination and industry representatives
Relevant and timely information with CLIA's monthly Travel Agent Cruise Newsletters, members-only alerts, professional development opportunities, and more.
Agents can get listed on CLIA's online Agent Finder to promote themselves to consumers.
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