Travel Agent Appreciation

CLIA, Marriott Launch New Partnership


Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and Marriott International have launched a new partnership to provide qualifying CLIA members a variety of benefits, including commissions on qualified hotel bookings across Marriott’s 19 brands.

The new partnership also provides CLIA Agency and Individual Agent Members access to Marriott’s Fam-Tastic familiarization rates. Agents who are associated with a qualifying CLIA Travel Agency and hold a CLIA EMBARC ID are eligible to access the rates once they successfully complete Marriott’s Hotel Excellence! training program and become a Hotel Sales Specialist (HSS), certified by Marriott.

“At CLIA, we are always looking for new opportunities to enhance our travel agent member experience and this partnership will bring immeasurable value to our community,” said CLIA president Cindy D’Aoust. “This new venture positively impacts the travel industry and further supports the important role travel professionals play.”

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