They have just appointed Gavin Smith, managing director for Royal Caribbean in Australia, as their new chairman.
Other board members are APT CEO Chris Hall as treasurer; Travel the World managing director Andrew Millmore as deputy chairman membership and marketing; Complete Cruise Solution director of sales Don Clark as deputy chairman training; and Viking River Cruises managing director Australia/New Zealand Teresia Fors is secretary.
General Manager ICCA Brett Jardine said, “Cruise capacity continues to expand both locally and internationally, and with visiting ships boosting consumer interest in cruise holidays all around Australia, there’s never been a better time for travel agents to ensure they’re cruise-wise.”
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Television personality Shelley Craft will host the 10th annual International Cruise Council Australasia (ICCA) Awards in early 2011. The event will take place on Saturday 29 January, 2011 at Sydney’s Sheraton on the Park Hotel.
“ICCA’s awards night is recognised as a highlight of the cruise industry calendar” said Council General Manager Brett Jardine.
Brett is “delighted” to have Shelley Craft, presenter for popular television programs, Australia’s Funniest Home Videos and Domestic Blitz, host the gala event.
The Gold Sponsor of the event will be Cruise Passenger Magazine, who has maintained primary sponsorship over the past four years.
This year’s event sees the amount of awards on offer increased to 15, expanding the Consumer Cruise Promotion category.
Agencies will be able to make nominations for the Cruise Promotion category as well as the Neil Frazer Outstanding Contribution by an Individual to the Cruise Industry award.
Shelley Craft will host 2010 Cruise Industry Awards.
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For the first time cruiser, the thought of packing enough different outfits to last an entire holiday is always a major concern, so the International Cruise Council Australasia has come up with a simple guide to make cruise holiday packing that little bit easier.
General Manager Brett Jardine said the best way to ensure Australian travellers chose the cruise line to suit their lifestyle would be to first speak with a cruise expert, such as an ICCA-accredited travel agent.
“When you know you’ve picked the right ship and the right destination for you to enjoy a great holiday, everything else will fall into place,” Mr Jardine said.