Joel Katz

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Industry welcomes New Zealand’s big cruise comeback

As you can imagine, the response to this announcement has almost been stronger than our commitment to three coffees before midday (that’s pretty damn strong!).

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P&O marks big return as cruise ban finally lifts

Travel Weekly also marked cruising’s big return by lighting off a bunch of fireworks in the office, which, coincidentally, set off the fire alarm and gave us an early mark.

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Northern Territory lifts restrictions on key cruise market

Australia’s top end is set to more than double its cruise ship capacity cap, but one major line says it’s time the federal government stepped up.

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National Cabinet promises to work with cruise industry despite ban extension

Australia’s cruise ban has been extended for another two months, and CLIA is feeling *checks notes* hopeful this time around.

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CLIA urge government to provide economic support as ships begin to turn away from Aussie shores

The cruise industry is again urging the Australian government to provide support, though, at this stage in the game we suggest they simply join the rest of us by screaming into the void instead.

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CLIA postpones Cruise360 to an unknown date

The cruise industry has copped another blow from the spread of Omicron and now the annual catch-up has been postponed.

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“A devastating blow”: cruise industry reacts to Australia’s extended ban

The Health Minister has gone back on his promise to bring cruising back to Australian shores by Christmas and, as you can imagine, CLIA has some thoughts.

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Cruise ban likely to lift before Christmas, says Health Minister

Although Greg Hunt’s computer screen isn’t visible in this image, one can only assume he is researching his next overseas cruise, in light of this announcement.

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The positive reactions to NSW’s big international travel news continue, but not all industry figures are happy

The overall response to the NSW government’s big international travel announcement on Friday has, unsurprisingly, been a very positive one, but not all industry figures are dancing in the street.

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CLIA adds extra support for agent recovery to 2022 membership

Agents who sign up to be a CLIA member will score access to bonus commissions, live events and an expanded education program.

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“Recovery will be muted and restrained”: Industry bigwigs warn that ending Australia’s international travel ban will not save the industry

Some of the travel industry’s top brass have weighed in on the government’s decision to open international borders a month early. Oh, and we’ve also snuck in some new info on Qantas’ overseas restart.

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CLIA encourages agents to tell government how they feel about cruise suspension

If penning “strongly-worded letters” is one of your talents, now is your time to shine. And if it’s not, CLIA has a handy template for you to use.

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