Cruise Shipping Miami a Great Success
Cruise Asia by Destination Asia attended Cruise Shipping Miami from 17-19 March. A highly successful event, this marks the 10th year running of attendance by our Regional Director, Alvin Materi. Miami continues to be the global hub of the cruise industry, making this event a must-attend. It’s not just the meetings which are important, but also the many ancillary events and networking opportunities. Participating from the Cruise Asia offices this year were: Bob Guy (MD Singapore & Malaysia), and Sediya Yasa (MD Indonesia).
One of the event’s highlights was the annual ‘The World’s Leading Ground Operators’ (TWLGO) cocktail party, held at the Raleigh Hotel on South Beach. In attendance were many Cruise line presidents, itinerary planners and shore excursions professionals. TWLGO first began hosting its soiree at Cruise Shipping Miami (then called the Seatrade Convention) in 1998 and hasn’t missed a year since. Cruise Shipping Miami moves to Fort Lauderdale next year while major renovations take place at the Miami Beach convention center.