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PRESIDENT’S LETTER: CLIA

CLIA GLOBAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Pierfrancesco Vago CLIA GLOBAL CHAIRMAN EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN MSC CRUISES Micky Arison CHAIRMAN CARNIVAL CORPORATION & PLC Michael Bayley PRESIDENT & CEO ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL Frank J. Del Rio PRESIDENT & CEO NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE HOLDINGS Arnold Donald PRESIDENT & CEO CARNIVAL CORPORATION & PLC Richard D. Fain CHAIRMAN & CEO ROYAL CARIBBEAN GROUP Thomas Mazloum PRESIDENT DISNEY SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE Charles B. Robertson PRESIDENT & CEO AMERICAN CRUISE LINES

CLIA STAFF Kelly Craighead PRESIDENT & CEO Mike McGarry SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS AND NORTH AMERICAN SECRETARIAT Caroline Johnson SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, MEMBERSHIP OPERATIONS Brian Salerno SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, MARITIME POLICY

Welcome to this edition of the Travel & Cruise. The impact of the last 19 months continues to test our strength individually and collectively. That is why it is wonderful to see the responsible resumption of operations continue to gain steam with over 30 cruise markets reopened and over 1.6 million passengers having sailed since July of 2020. I have never seen an entire community come together the way the cruise community has in the face of this once in a lifetime pandemic. We would not have been able to overcome the devastating impacts of the past year and a half if it were not for the resilience and support of the wider cruise community. There was truly a feeling of ‘we are in this together,’ and I think that it has made all the difference. Looking ahead, I know that CLIA will look for opportunities to keep the community banded together in this way because it is so incredibly clear that our whole is truly bigger than the sum of our parts. It goes without saying that furthering the responsible resumption of operations will continue to be the foremost priority for us for the foreseeable future. In this issue, you can expect to read about the work being around the world to further resumption of operations and more. With that said, even as CLIA and our members have worked intensely over the last year and a half to address the impact of COVID-19, the cruise industry has remained focused on its commitment to responsible tourism practices and a cleaner, more sustainable future. Reducing our environmental footprint and continuing to work closely with destinations and communities to be good stewards of the places we visit are key focus areas for us, and I predict that we will see many more exciting developments in both of these areas in the years to come. As the world continues to open up, I hope to see many of you in person once again in the coming months. As always, thank you for your continued support. Together in cruise, Kelly Craighead President and CEO

Joshua S. Good SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL FINANCE AND OPERATIONS Anne Madison SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING AND STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS

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