It’s #TravelWebcastWednesday

Cruise Industry Sets Sights On Future

Whatever the future has in store for the travel industry, the cruise sector wants it known that it is open and ready for business.

“We are here for the long haul,” says Charles Sylvia, VP of industry and trade relations at CLIA, who has faced a lot of questions from consumers and stakeholders alike about the fate of the cruise industry. “There is so much inaccurate information about the industry out there, but the truth is that we are making progress every day, and we have a better and brighter future ahead of us,” said Sylvia in a recent webcast.

Further support of that outlook will go live today, during a webinar by Baxter Media entitled “The Future of Cruise.” This FREE webinar is part of the #TravelWebcastWednesday series, and will start at 1:00 p.m. EST today, Sept. 9.

Speaking on that subject and other fast-evolving aspects of cruise holidays will be featured speakers Dondra Ritzenthaler, Senior VP of Sales for Celebrity Cruises; Kristin Karst, Co-owner and Executive VP of Ama Waterways; John Chernesky, Senior VP, Sales & Trade Marketing for Princess Cruises & Cunard Line; and Sanjay Goel, the Founder and President of Cruise Connections.

They will field questions like: what will the new cruise ship experience look like and feel like? What measures are now being implemented to ensure health safety on board ships? Are there more fundamental changes in the design of new ships that are being explored to help counter the spread of a virus? And is health safety a growing factor in the future choice and booking of itineraries by clients?

Attendees can join Baxter Media for “The Future of Cruise” webinar today by registering at:

Webcast participants are encouraged to come prepared with questions for presenters. This is part of the #TravelWebcastWednesday series, exploring the topics, trends and issues that matter most to Canadian travel agents and industry professionals right now.



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