Published on : Saturday, April 8, 2017
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) and The Marine Hotel Association (MHA) announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore a collaboration between the two organizations.
The collaboration would bring MHA into CLIA and offer one cohesive membership to cruise lines and suppliers within the cruise industry, utilizing MHA’s experience and resources within the marine hotel segment and in furthering CLIA’s objective to unify the industry.
“MHA has proven themselves to be a key player within the cruise industry and I look forward to building this new relationship to offer greater value to our joint members,” said Cindy D’Aoust, president and CEO, CLIA. “As both organization’s mission, has evolved over the years, coming together to work as one is a natural fit.”
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, providing a unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community. The association has 15 offices globally with representation in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. CLIA supports policies and practices that foster a safe, secure, healthy and sustainable cruise ship environment for the more than 24 million passengers who cruise annually and is dedicated to promote the cruise travel experience. Members are comprised of the world’s most prestigious ocean, river and specialty cruise lines; a highly trained and certified travel agent community; and cruise line suppliers and partners, including ports & destinations, ship development, suppliers and business services. The organization’s mission is to be the unified global organization that helps its members succeed by advocating, educating and promoting for the common interests of the cruise community.