CLIA Welcomes First Regional Cruise Dialogue for the Baltic

Associations, Cruise Industry, European Union, Maritime Tourism, Organisations, Ports & Terminals — By on October 18, 2016 at 11:26 AM
Marco Digioia Director of Government Affairs at CLIA Europe.

Marco Digioia Director of Government Affairs at CLIA Europe.

(BRUSSELS, 18 October 2016) – Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Europe as one of the leading partners of the European Commission’s Pan European Dialogue between cruise operators, ports and coastal tourism stakeholders is pleased to attend and present today its vision for the cruise industry in the Baltic region in Copenhagen. The initiative aims to foster solutions for cruise tourism in the region by bringing stakeholders closer together to fully understand and respond to the issues the region faces. The Baltic Sea is the third largest cruise destination in the world generating spending in 2015 of  an estimated  €708.6 million throughout the region as a result of cruise ships visiting the Baltic ports. 

CLIA member cruise lines see environmental sustainability and the preservation of the marine environment as not only the right thing to do, but also an integral part of their activities,” said Marco Digioia Director of Government Affairs at CLIA Europe. “The cruise industry looks forward to working with the stakeholders’ present today to find solutions to common challenges, in order to ensure a prosperous future of cruising and a sustainable maritime economy in the Baltic Region.”

The kickoff event has addressed topics like the promotion of the Baltic destinations, the destination management, port/city relation, the provision of adequate port reception facilities for sewage, and more generally the continued development of port infrastructure.

About Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) – One Industry, One Voice

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community. As the largest cruise industry trade association with 15 offices globally, CLIA has representation in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. CLIA’s mission is to support policies and practices that foster a safe, secure, healthy and sustainable cruise ship environment for the more than 22 million passengers who cruise annually, as well as promote the cruise travel experience. Members are committed to the sustained success of the cruise industry and are comprised of the world’s most prestigious ocean, river and specialty cruise lines; a highly trained and certified travel agent community; and other cruise industry partners, including ports, destinations, ship developers, suppliers, business services and travel operators. For more information, visit cruising.org or follow Cruise Lines International Association on Facebook (CLIAFan) and Twitter (@CLIANews).

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