The good news: The cruise industry is expected to grow by 6 percent in 2019, with 18 new ships setting sail and 30 million travelers taking to the sea.
The even better news: More than eight out of 10 CLIA-certified travel agents expect to see their cruise sales grow in the next 12 months. And the top trends in the “2019 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook,” released today by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), point to tips for travel agents selling cruise vacations.
Here’s the list of the top trends for 2019 and what they mean for travel agents:
An impressive number of new ships will be coming online in 2019 from CLIA-member companies. Here they are:
Read the full report here.