“The European Cruise Industry: Making a Difference, Contributing to Growth, Committed to Sustainability”
On Tuesday 25 June 2013 key personalities from the European cruise industry gathered in Brussels for the 7th Annual CLIA Europe Conference at the Steingenberger Grand Hotel.
The conference brought together high-level speakers from the European Institutions, member states and the industry to debate key issues for the sector, from consumer confidence to visa issues, from the state of the European cruise industry to environmental regulation and operational safety.
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Europe presented the 8th Economic Impact Report, containing the most up to date statistics on the cruise industry and its contribution to the economies of Europe. The report showed a strong growth of the sector despite the global economic slowdown and confirmed the industry’s critical contribution to European tourism.