Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has opened enrollment for its 2019 Travel Agency Membership and Individual Agent Membership (IAM) programs. CLIA Membership elevates the credibility and reputation of agencies and their individual agents within the travel industry and is built to help members navigate the cruise industry, attract more clients and increase their earnings.
CLIA Membership establishes agents as a cruise travel authority in the eyes of consumers and provides instant industry recognition with booking credentials (agency) and the CLIA EMBARC ID (agents). It also affords access to industry-leading professional development, cruise line bonus commissions, cruise line trainings and webinars, as well as exclusive personal travel perks and discounts.
"It is a privilege for our team to present CLIA's 2019 Travel Agency Membership and Individual Agent Membership to the travel agent community in North America," said Charles A.B. Sylvia, ECC, vice president, membership and trade relations. “We have listened to you, learned from you, and designed member benefits to serve you both personally as well as professionally. Thank you to all of you who choose to be part of CLIA in 2019."
How to join
Travel agencies interested in joining can apply for a Travel Agency Membership. Individual Agent Membership is open to travel agents associated with a 2019 CLIA Travel Agency Member.
Additional CLIA member benefits include:
2019 CLIA EMBARC ID: All Individual Agent Members receive the CLIA EMBARC ID, the official credential of the global cruise industry. EMBARC ID entitles you to preferred member pricing for Cruise360 and other events, as well as access to CLIA member benefits, including cruise line and partner commissions.
Professional Development: CLIA's professional development and training programs, rated the best in the industry, leverage a wealth of expert knowledge and partnerships to deliver valuable education to travel agents and other industry professionals. Our programs are available in a variety of formats to make it convenient for you to keep your skills polished or become certified through CLIA’s members-only certification programs.
Commissions and Travel Perks: Bonus commissions and personal travel discounts from cruise lines and partners. Travel Agency Members receive $3,475 in cruise line commission bonus and Individual Agent Members receive more than $3,000 in cruise line bonus commissions. 96% of cruise line bonus commissions submitted were paid.
Exclusive Members-Only Discounts: Enjoy discounted pricing on CLIA and Executive Partner products, including CLIA courses, event registrations and more.
Connect with Key Cruise Line, Destination and Industry Representatives: CLIA events, including Cruise360, the largest and only official conference of the cruise industry, provide you with an opportunity to network with others in the industry while enjoying a week’s worth of professional development, ship inspections, and the latest industry trends.
Relevant and Timely Information: CLIA’s monthly Travel Agent Cruise News delivers the latest information straight to your inbox the fourth Tuesday of the month. You’ll also receive regular CLIA emails with members-only news alerts, professional development opportunities, and more.
Agent Finder: Get listed on CLIA’s online Agent Finder to promote yourself to consumers looking for knowledgeable and reliable cruise-focused travel professionals. Individual Agent Membership includes a complimentary listing beneath your agency’s listing. Boost your profile even further by purchasing an additional stand-alone listing, making you searchable by your zip code.
Cruise tv: Engaging and informative videos you can share directly with your clients, through social media or email.
Choose Cruise: Special members-only resources and promotions that help you make the most of our annual consumer-based Choose Cruise campaign, generating positive awareness of cruise travel.
To learn more about CLIA Travel Agency and Individual Agent Membership, please visit cruising.org/joinclia.