Nearly 500 travel agents have registered for cruise3sixty 2015, the official cruise conference of the cruise line industry.
Already registered agents have taken advantage of the Summer Early Bird Pricing for certified active agent members, starting at $95 and available through August. Hosted by Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the annual conference and trade show will take place April 22-26 in Fort Lauderdale and will feature new elements, in addition to educational training and networking opportunities.
Agents are encouraged to register early, as CLIA training seminars and ship inspections traditionally sell out. CLIA’s 10th annual cruise3sixty conference and trade show took place this past April at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale. Of the nearly 1,200 travel agents who registered for the 2014 event, 59% were graduates or actively engaged in the CLIA Certification program and a record-breaking 3,144 participants attended the 18 professional development and training seminars.
The conference will once again offer more ship inspections than any other travel show and an educational program that includes CLIA training seminars and the opportunity to earn up to 150 certification credits.
Cruise3sixty also features destination and product workshops from CLIA-member cruise lines, including a CLIA Specialty Cruise Collection and Brand Showcase, as well as general sessions featuring cruise industry executives and keynote speakers. Networking, social and entertainment events, such as CLIA’s annual Hall of Fame Gala, are planned.