Andy Harmer, Clia’s UK & Ireland director, will take on a new European role within the association as of January 1, 2016.
Harmer, who will continue to oversee the advancement of Clia within the UK and Ireland, will take up the position of Europe Vice President Operations.
He will take on responsibility for the strategic development of Clia’s travel agent programme and the expansion of Clia events across Europe.
Harmer said: “I am delighted to be taking on this new role at a time when CLIA is making great progress in expanding the agent offering.
“We want to share the great wealth of resources and information that we have in the UK with our European colleagues as we know that with the right support and resources, we can help grow an agent’s business.”
Cindy D’Aoust, Clia’s acting CEO said: “Andy has a track record of achievements including the creation of the largest cruise travel agent event in Europe, the CLIA Conference, which each year attracts record numbers.
“He has a wealth of knowledge and expertise and is passionate about the industry and has grown the number of travel agents who are experts in selling cruise holidays.”
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