Travel & Cruise 2nd Quarter 2022

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Meeting and Events

Seatrade Cruise Global Keynote Addresses and State of the Global Cruise Industry CEO Panel


n Tuesday, April 26, CLIA Global Chairman and Executive Chairman MSC Cruises Pierfrancesco Vago opened the Seatrade Cruise Global keynote address in Miami Florida with a warm welcome across borders and oceans and shared that “as an industry represented by people from all corners of the globe, we stand for peace and express our solidarity with the people of Ukraine.” 12 S e con d Q ua r te r 202 2 | Travel & Cr uise

“We can see the momentum building in our industry’s revival and bringing back much needed revenue for coastal communities,” continued Vago. “Meanwhile, we haven’t taken our eyes off the long-term target to be truly sustainable – this has been a key theme of my program for CLIA.” He shared that more than 100 countries around the world have now reopened

to cruising. A total of 7.5 million passengers have sailed since mid-2020. Canada welcomed its first sailing last month and Australia finally has ended its long-running suspension. All this puts the spotlight back on the economic value of cruise. Mr. Vago then introduced CLIA President and CEO Kelly Craighead to the stage where she shared important industry announcements: