Something special from CLIA

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is partnering with the Luxury Travel Exchange International — an invitation-only event designed to connect luxury travel advisors with luxury and travel suppliers through networking — to feature the CLIA Specialty Cruise Collection, which was launched in July. The event will take place from Nov. 27 to Nov. 29, 2012 at The Palazzo Las Vegas. CLIA supports and promotes an association of small ship and river cruise lines, through the Specialty Cruise Collection, a new marketing initiative. Bob Sharak, CLIA senior vice president, trade relations and membership, says the necessities and expectations of each traveller and vacationer prospect are different. The new program will highlight the continuous growth of specialty cruise market opportunities focusing on different products and services. There will be a complementary accredited program presented by CLIA with a focus on specialty cruise sales training. Access to the Specialty Cruise Collection showcase is included in both LTX Advisor Registration Packages. Advisors interested in the Platinum Package are strongly encouraged to register by Sept. 14, 2012. Go to to register.