FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) in partnership with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announces a collaboration to transform FCCA's quarterly magazine into a global publication, reinforcing the cruise industry's unified voice and offering stakeholders an opportunity to be heard by an influential audience.
As the official magazine of the cruise industry, Travel & Cruise will give insight into the inner-workings and happenings of the industry with exclusive content from cruise lines executives and prominent stakeholders. It will be distributed quarterly.
"This partnership represents a step forward for both the associations and cruise industry," said Micky Arison, chairman, Carnival Corporation & plc and FCCA. "FCCA's magazine has long been the cruise industry's official magazine, and it now expands to represent the industry on the global scale. It also extends the focus to engage travel agents, wholesalers and other tourism professionals."
"CLIA and FCCA have each served the cruise industry well for years, and this new cooperation to publish Travel & Cruise will enhance the global cruise industry," said Adam Goldstein, president & COO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and CLIA global chairman. "There is no doubt the combined efforts of the two associations will produce a worthy publication."
Over the past 20 years, the FCCA's quarterly magazine has relayed cruise industry information relevant to the Caribbean and Latin America to nearly 20,000 of the FCCA's partners, including 500 cruise executives who also write articles for the magazine.
"We are proud to join with CLIA to expand and improve our already successful publication," said Michele Paige, president, FCCA. "The new global magazine presents opportunities not only for both associations and our members, but also for the entire industry to have a vehicle to project a unified voice to global tourism stakeholders."
"Uniting to expand an already flourishing publication was an obvious approach to educate and provide value to our global membership base," said Cindy D'Aoust, acting CEO, CLIA. "By working with FCCA and leveraging CLIA's global resources, industry knowledge and existing partners, this magazine will be a valuable resource for industry leaders and our growing community of travel professionals."
The first joint issue of the magazine will be released in the second quarter. For more information, please visit www.travelandcruise.com.
About Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA)
The FCCA is a not-for-profit trade organization composed of 19 Member Lines operating over 100 vessels in Floridian, Caribbean and Latin American waters. Created in 1972, the FCCA's mandate is to provide a forum for discussion on tourism development, ports, safety, security, and other cruise industry issue and to develop bilateral relationships with destinations' private and public sectors. By fostering an understanding of the cruise industry and its operating practices, the FCCA works with governments, ports and private sector representatives to maximize cruise passenger, crew and cruise line spending, as well as enhance the destination experience and increase the amount of cruise passengers returning as stay-over visitors. For more information, visit F-CCA.com, the FCCA on Facebook, and @FCCAupdates on Twitter.
About Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) – One Industry, One Voice
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world's largest cruise industry trade association, providing a unified voice and leading authority of the global cruise community. The association has 15 offices globally with representation in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. CLIA supports policies and practices that foster a safe, secure, healthy and sustainable cruise ship environment for the more than 23 million passengers who cruise annually and is dedicated to promote the cruise travel experience. Members are comprised of the world's most prestigious ocean, river and specialty cruise lines; a highly trained and certified travel agent community; and cruise line suppliers and partners, including ports & destinations, ship development, suppliers and business services. The organization's mission is to be the unified global organization that helps its members succeed by advocating, educating and promoting for the common interests of the cruise community. For more information, visit www.cruising.org or follow Cruise Lines International Association on CLIA Facebook and Twitter pages.
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SOURCE Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association