awardsCLIAnominations Nominations for Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia’s 2018 Cruise Industry Awards will close this Friday, 14 December 2018, and this is the last chance for agents to head online to submit nominations for themselves or a deserving colleague.As part of the new look ‘CLIAs’, there are eleven categories open for nomination including the addition of a new “Cruise Champion” award which will recognise an individual agent who goes above and beyond to champion the cruise industry.CLIA member agents can also submit nominations for Cruise Consultant, Rising Star and Home Based/Mobile Agent of the Year for both Australia and New Zealand as well as for Agency/Network Promotion and #ChooseCruise Promotion of the Year. CLIA Australasia & Asia Managing Director Joel Katz said he was thrilled with the response to the new award line-up. “We’ve been absolutely overwhelmed with the response to the refreshed CLIA awards. With more awards than ever open for peer and self-nomination, it has been great to see so many nominations pouring in from our enthusiastic and engaged travel agent community,” Mr Katz said.‘The CLIAs’ will take place at The Star, Sydney, on Saturday 23 February 2019.The event’s headline sponsors are Emirates and Dubai Tourism. Gold sponsors include Princess Cruises, Cunard, P&O Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Seabourn, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, and silver sponsors are Scenic, MSC Cruises, Aurora Expeditions, Silversea and APT.