CLIA UK & Ireland has confirmed that its 2024 conference will be in Southampton from 23-25 May.
The conference is the largest annual travel agent event in Europe and the 16th to take place. It will include ship visits, conference sessions and an industry trade fair as well as a celebratory evening event.
Agents will be able to visit two ships over consecutive days, from a total selection of six.
The ships on offer will include Cunard’s Queen Anne, Silversea’s Silver Dawn and Princess Cruises’ Sky Princess.
There will also be a New to Selling Cruise Day on May 22, after the successful launch of the event in 2023.
Andy Harmer, CLIA UK & Ireland managing director, said: “Our 2024 conference will be our biggest yet, with more ships, an extended land programme on offer, as well as the optional training day for agents just starting out on their cruise sales journey. As holidays at sea continue to flourish, we’re excited to confirm our popular conference mainstays will again take place, including the trade fair and celebratory evening event.
“The first-hand insight agents gain from ship visits is unbeatable, while the networking opportunities on offer over the event will be invaluable. We can’t wait to welcome partners from across the trade once again.”
Details of the theme and keynote speakers will be announced in due course.
For more information, visit www.cruising.org