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. At CLIA, we have spent the first part of the year underscoring the global cruise industry’s commitment to sustainability as well as challenging our community to come together and share their stories about all the incredible work our industry is doing every day. At the beginning of the year we welcomed back Adam Goldstein, Vice Chairman, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., as CLIA Global Chairman and appointed Michael Thamm as Chairman of CLIA Europe. Both leaders bring valuable knowledge and perspective to their roles, and I’m excited for you to learn more about them in this issue. Last year, our industry helped 28.5 million passengers experience a cruise vacation—that’s almost 7 percent more than in 2017. With continued growth on the horizon, this is an exciting time to be a part of the industry. As the industry grows, so too are our efforts to preserve, protect and strengthen our environment and destinations communities through leadership, stewardship and partnership. The global cruise industry has been listening to the concerns and needs of locals and working with destinations worldwide to strengthen their economies while preserving their place. We recently launched a new campaign, in partnership with Seatrade Cruise Global, called #WeAreCruise in an effort to promote the unique stories and positive impact the cruise industry has on communities worldwide. These stories of growth and innovation are just a few examples of what you will find in this edition of Travel & Cruise. I look forward to continuing our work together and bringing you the resources and news that are relevant to you. 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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