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December 17, 2012

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World-wide the crocieristica industry will be represented by the new Cruise Lines International Association

Fusion of associations CLIA, European Cruise Council, Asia Cruise Association, Passenger Shipping Association, AFCC, Abremar, Northwest and Canada Cruise Association, Alaska Cruise Association and International Cruise Council Australasia

Nine international and national associations of the crocieristico field have decided to meet under an only organization constituted from a unified structure that represents the entire world-wide section of the cruises. Draft of the association Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), of the European Cruise Council (ETC), of Asia Cruise Association (ACA), of the British Passenger Shipping Association (PSA/ACE), of the French Association Française DES Compagnies de Croisières (AFCC), of the Brazilian Associação Brasileira de Cruzeiros Marítimos (Abremar), of the Northwest and Canada Cruise Association (NWCCA), of Alaska Cruise Association (ACA) and of the International Cruise Council Australasia (ICCA).

The new association will maintain the denomination Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) with the affixing of the specific geographic area: so, for example, the European Cruise Council will be renamed CLIA Europe. Moreover the offices of the nine associations will continue to being operating. New CLIA will be guided by a presided total executive committee from Howard Frank, vice-president and operating director of the crocieristico group American Carnival Corporation & plc. Christine Duffy, president and managing director of the old CLIA, will cover the same charges in the new association.

"Now - Howard Frank has commented - we are truly a single industry with a single voice. Given the exceptional increase and globalization of the field of the cruises continues, this evolution answers to the necessity to speak and to act totally with a single voice and meanwhile to recognize the importance of the local relations. The new association will have a fundamental role in being confronted in proattivo way with the political institutions and of regulation to total level and in promoting the cruises with several organizations through a coordination, a communication and an involvement of the interested parts more effective".

"There are - it has emphasized Christine Duffy - immediate benefits and more in the long term generated from the new association that of are extended and wide beam. It allows us to make better raises on our associates and to share investments in the association and meanwhile to strengthen the total leadership of the field on topics like the safety, the security, the atmosphere, the sustainability and the health. It moreover affords us to consolidate the activity of search of the field and to take advantage of the advertising events and the commercial communication to the aim to facilitate a greater interest of the consumers in the cruises".

"The new total organization - it has observed Manfredi Lefebvre d' Ovid, president of new CLIA Europe and the Silversea Cruises - will increase the voice remarkablly and the point of view of the industry of the cruises is to European total level that, and CLIA Europe promuoverà the approach "an industry, a voice" in Europe. The field of the cruises - it has added - by now is wide recognized like an important section and precious in and for Europe and our objective it is to develop the constructive dialogue already established with the institutions of the European Union, with mutual advantage it is of the industry that of the widest political interests and publics in Europe".

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