This years Cruise360 Australasia conference will

first_imgThis year’s Cruise360 Australasia conference will offer new features, with the event to include interactive discussions and workshops, as well as a range of keynote addresses from international cruise executives.Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia managing director Joel Katz said delegates would now have a choice of educational breakout sessions, designed to help boost their business.“The workshops will cover topics integral to the success of cruise travel agents, such as marketing to millennial travellers, using social media to grow a business and leveraging personal branding,” Katz said.Two new international speakers have been announced for the event, which will be held at the new Hyatt Regency Sydney on August 25 2017, followed by an inspection of the latest addition to P&O Cruises’ fleet, Pacific Explorer, the following day.Seabourn’s recently appointed senior vice president global sales and marketing Chris Austin will discuss the luxury travel category and his knowledge of trade issues during one of the workshops.Terry Thornton, senior vice president commercial port operations and international for Carnival Cruise Line, who oversees ship deployments in Australia and China, will also join the Cruise360 line-up.Azamara Club Cruises president and CEO Larry Pimentel will deliver the afternoon keynote address. Voted the number one cruise line executive on social media, Pimentel will share tips on how to leverage social media to tell a story and grow a business.Early bird tickets are still available at but spots are filling fast, with interest from travel agents already surpassing 2016 levels.Image: Pacific Explorer Pizzeria CLIA AustralasiaCruise360last_img read more