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Nearly 500 agents have signed up for cruise3sixty 2015

FORT LAUDERDALE — Nearly 500 travel agents have already registered for cruise3sixty 2015, the only official cruise conference of the cruise line industry.

Already registered agents have taken advantage of the low Summer Early Bird Pricing for certified active agent members starting at $95, available through Aug. 30, 2014. Hosted by the world’s largest cruise industry organization, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the annual conference and trade show will take place April 22-26 in Fort Lauderdale and will feature new elements in addition to extensive educational training and networking opportunities.

Agents are encouraged to register early, as CLIA training seminars and ship inspections, which traditionally sell-out, are on a first come, first served basis.

CLIA’s 10th annual cruise3sixty conference and trade show took place this past April at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale. Of the nearly 1,200 travel agents who registered for the 2014 event, 59% were graduates or actively engaged in the CLIA Certification program and a record-breaking 3,144 participants attended the 18 professional development and training seminars.

“Cruise3sixty 2015 promises to be another record-breaking conference for agent attendance with even more cruise line and destination educational opportunities,” said Christine Duffy, CLIA President & CEO. “The conference has gained an enviable best-in-class reputation with gold-standard training and networking opportunities for all attendees. Our agency and agent partners know that this is the place to be to make their businesses an even greater success.”

The conference will once again offer more ship inspections than any other travel show and a comprehensive educational program that includes CLIA training seminars and the opportunity to earn up to 150 certification credits.

Cruise3sixty also features destination and product workshops from CLIA-member cruise lines, including a CLIA Specialty Cruise Collection and Brand Showcase, as well as general sessions featuring top cruise industry executives and keynote speakers. Networking, social and entertainment events such as CLIA’s annual Hall of Fame Gala keep agents, suppliers and exhibitors coming back year after year.

CLIA members and non-members can register at cruise3sixty.com. For more on CLIA and becoming a CLIA member, visit cruising.org.