PRESIDENT’S LETTER: CLIA
CLIA GLOBAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Adam Goldstein CLIA GLOBAL CHAIRMAN VICE CHAIRMAN ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD. Arnold Donald PRESIDENT & CEO CARNIVAL CORPORATION & PLC Micky Arison CHAIRMAN CARNIVAL CORPORATION & PLC Pierfrancesco Vago EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN MSC CRUISES Frank Del Rio CEO NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE HOLDINGS Richard Fain CHAIRMAN & CEO ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD. Manfredi Lefebvre CHAIRMAN SILVERSEA CRUISES, LTD.
CLIA STAFF Kelly Craighead PRESIDENT & CEO Megan King SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS & RESEARCH Mike McGarry SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, PUBLIC AFFAIRS & GOVERNMENT RELATIONS Caroline Johnson SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, MEMBERSHIP OPERATIONS
Welcome to this edition to Travel & Cruise, the official magazine of the global cruise industry. I hope that your year is off to a prosperous start. I am excited to work in such a dynamic, innovative industry. In this issue, we share with you exciting trends that reflect the intersection between experiences travelers seek and cruise industry innovations. Luxury river cruises are launching larger ships to fall more in line with ocean cruises. Travelers want to see the world in a more conscious and mindful way. And technology is being implemented to make embarkation faster and safer. Next, you can read about CLIA’s first-ever Hotel Food and Beverage (HFB) Conference held in conjunction with November’s Executive Partner Summit. The aim of this new community is to bring together key cruise line procurement and supply chain executives with suppliers from the food and beverage and hotel operations categories to foster an even more collaborative industry. We shine a light on the industry’s continued sustainability efforts. CLIA Cruise Lines have committed to an initiative to reduce global fleet emissions by 40 percent by 2030. The reduction will be fueled by innovative technologies for energy efficiency in ship design and propulsion. Cruise is proud to be a maritime industry leader in making a joint carbon emissions commitment to sustainability on the seas. The constant growth and innovation we are seeing is a direct result of the great work that valued members of our community have done. I am honored to have joined such an incredible organization and am excited to watch this success continue through 2019 and beyond. On behalf of everyone at CLIA, we thank you for your continued support. Best,
Kelly Craighead President and CEO
Brian Salerno SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, MARITIME POLICY Joshua S. Good SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL FINANCE
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