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3 Things We Learned About CLIA At Seatrade (and Beyond)

New President and Chief Executive Officer

After serving as CLIA’s Acting CEO and executive vice president of membership and operations, Cindy D’Aoust has been named the new president and CEO by the association’s Global Executive Committee. Last week, she also made an appearance at Seatrade’s State of the Global Cruise Industry panel as well as a CLIA press conference, both available to watch in embedded video below.

“Cindy has proven to be an extremely valuable and knowledgeable member of our executive team. Her extensive experience in the hospitality and travel industries, combined with her leadership skills and passion for the cruise industry, made her the right person to guide our global industry association on an exciting journey forward.” said Adam M. Goldstein, Global CLIA Chairman and President & COO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Previously, D’Aoust gained more than 20 years of hospitality and travel experience that included being chief operating officer of Meeting Professionals International and filling senior positions at Maxvantage and Maritz Travel. In her new role at CLIA, she will promote the cruise industry and manage dealings with the organization’s members on a global scale. She seeks to generate a greater voice for cruise travel.

“I am honored to take on the official role of president and CEO of CLIA, representing cruise lines, travel agencies and agents, and executive partners across the globe” said D’Aoust. “CLIA is a strong and well-respected organization with an impressive global team. Now more than ever, it is important for the cruise industry to collaborate and create a stro

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