FREDERICK, Md., April 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Carey International, Inc., the leading provider of innovative chauffeured service solutions, customer-centric travel technology, and ground transportation logistics management, announced today that it has continued its partnership with Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) the world's largest cruise industry trade association, as a CLIA Diamond Executive Partner Member.
As a Diamond Executive Partner, Carey International will have a strong presence at the majority of CLIA events throughout the year, where they will present new technology, specially curated ground transportation packages, and exclusive promotions for the cruise industry to review.
"Carey International is proud to join the exclusive list of Diamond Level Executive Partners for CLIA," said Gary L. Kessler, President and Chief Executive Officer of Carey International, Inc., "This partnership further demonstrates our commitment to supporting the cruise industry and provides Carey International with an effective platform to showcase how our services are uniquely positioned to assist travel professionals and their cruising clients."
In addition to renewing their partnership, Carey International has collaborated with CLIA on updating its Carey Connect Management Website to automatically accept and recognize travel agents' CLIA numbers without having to complete a separate registration process, allowing agents to login and begin booking without any additional paperwork or approvals.
"As we work to make cruising the best overall vacation experience available, Carey International and the services they offer are a welcome addition to our community," said Cindy D'Aoust, president and CEO, CLIA. "I have no doubt that our travel agent members will drive great value from this new partnership and I look forward to working together to move our industry forward."
Carey International is exhibiting at the CLIA's 2017 Cruise360 Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, the largest and only official conference of the cruise industry, where they will demonstrate the new CLIA registration process as well as unveil its 2017 Carey International Elite™ Rates for North American Cruise Ports, Airports, and Hotels.
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 24 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
About Carey International, Inc.
Carey International is the trusted leader in innovative chauffeured service solutions, customer-centric travel technology, and ground transportation logistics management; providing world-class service, unparalleled safety, and general peace of mind to the world's most discerning travelers since 1921. Spanning more than 1000 cities worldwide, Carey International's award-winning global franchise network offers consistent standards of service and unmatched business control for both travelers and arrangers across two distinct brands.
Carey® features a world-class fleet of late-model executive and luxury vehicles, a corps of professional chauffeurs, and a full portfolio of specialized transportation logistics management services. Learn more by visiting www.carey.com.
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