Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning 2024

22 MARKETWATCH The International Cruise Summit takes place in Madrid, Spain on 14 and 15 November 2023, with an agenda packed with presentations, panels, games, networking and social events. The annual event sees cruise line executives and delegates from all sectors of the cruise industry come together to discuss key issues affecting the industry, from geopolitics issues affecting itineraries, sustainability, and new developments with an eye in the markets of the future and sales strategies. Tahiti hosts second edition of South Pacific Cruise Forum The second edition of the South Pacific Cruise Forum took place on 18 and 19 October 2023 in Tahiti, led by the South Pacific Cruise Alliance, the Australia Cruise Association and the Tahiti Cruise Club in partnership with the Pacific Tourism Organisation. Delegates from 18 countries and territories in the South Pacific, Europe, Australia and the USA met to exchange ideas with the executives of attending cruise lines, including Ponant, Lindblad, Windstar Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and others. Topics under discussion at the conference included economic issues associated with the industry, delivering inclusive and sustainable cruising, the societal acceptability of cruising and itinerary optimisation for the benefit of local populations. The insular South Pacific represents the world’s largest maritime cruising area, and the region receives more than 2,000 cruise calls a year to its hundreds of islands. DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Seatrade Cruise Global 8-11 April 2024 | Miami, Florida, USA The world’s largest cruise event, Seatrade Cruise Global, will bring together the global cruise industry, with more than 600 exhibitors and over 100 cruise brands set to attend. CTO Sustainable Tourism Conference 22-24 April 2024 | St. George’s, Grenada The Caribbean Tourism Organization’s annual event examines how member states can implement sustainable tourism policies and programmes. CLIA UK & Ireland 23-25 May 2024 | Southampton, UK clia-conference-2024 Over two days in Southampton, CLIA UK & Ireland 2024 will offer ship visits, conference sessions, an industry trade fair, and a celebratory evening event. Seatrade Cruise Med 11-12 September 2024 | Málaga, Spain Seatrade Cruise Med returns to Malaga in 2024, offering attendees the chance to network with peers, source new itineraries and solutions and learn about the region’s future. International Cruise Summit 14-15 November | Madrid, Spain Photo: South Pacific Cruise Forum Photo: International Cruise Summit