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UK Cruise Convention 2007

The new Association of Cruise Experts has won widespread support among cruiselines and agents.  Emily Bamber, Kelly Ranson and Jane Archer report from the trade body’s launch at the first UK Cruise Convention in Dover.


Analysis

Cruise Convention 2007: Mediterranean to overtake US cruise market in 10 years
Demand for cruise is still outstripping supply and Europe is where the operators have set their sights


News

Cruise Convention 2007: Cruise customers will be back 
Agents should “chip away” at consumers’ fears about cruising because once they try a holiday at sea they will go again says Passengers Shipping Association director Bill Gibbons….

Cruise Convention 2007: Haynes ACEs accreditation
The new Association of Cruise Experts has won widespread support among cruiselines and agents……

Cruise Convention 2007: ACE rebrand attracts members
Two cruiselines from different ends of the market have joined the newly named Association of Cruise Experts, formerly the Passenger Shipping Association Retail Agents’ scheme… 

Cruise Convention 2007: Race for a Place on NCL mini cruise
Norwegian Cruise Line has 120 spaces on a mini cruise as an incentive to encourage agent bookings from the summer 2008 programme… 

Cruise Convention 2007: ACE to launch two training courses this autumn
The Association of Cruise Experts, formerly known as PSARA, is launching two training courses for its Elite Training Programme this autumn….

Cruise Convention 2007: In brief
News in brief from the UK Cruise Convention 2007…

Cruise Convention 2007: Agents advised to improve cruise sales via social networking
Agents have been advised to set up their own social networking site in a bid to boost their cruise sales…


Vox Pops

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