Cruise Line Industry Association sets sail with Primary Communication

May 8, 2017

Cruise Line Industry Association (CLIA) Australasia announced today that Primary Communication will deliver its public relations and advocacy communication services.

Primary Communication will provide an integrated public relations framework to support CLIA Australasia’s role as the cruise industry trade association, and to raise awareness of the industry in the media, social media and across governments.

With over 25 million passengers globally expected to cruise in 2017, the sector is one of the fastest growing segments of the tourism industry. Primary will work to reinforce CLIA Australasia as the voice of the cruise industry in the Australasian market.

CLIA Managing Director, Joel Katz said: “CLIA is looking forward to working with Primary as our new PR and government relations partner. We’ve had a wonderful long-standing relationship with MG Media, but with their principal’s retirement we had to find a new agency. After a competitive pitch, we chose Primary to take us forward.”

“Primary has decades of experience working with a range of industry associations and peak groups to build awareness and influence. We are looking forward to bringing our expertise to the table with CLIA.”

CLIA Australasia is the latest industry association and peak groups to work with Primary Communication. Some of Primary’s industry association experience includes: ACPET (Australian Council for Private Education and Training), Consulting Surveyors of NSW, National Catholic Education Commission, Mental Health Council of Australia, Australian Liquid Petroleum Gas Association, FARE (Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education), Council of International Students Australia, Council of Australian University Librarians, Chiropractors Association of Australia and the Australian Information Security Association.

Primary Communication’s CEO, Chris Hall said: “We are excited to be working with CLIA Australasia on their PR and government advocacy program. With strong growth in both the domestic and international market, and over one million Australians and New Zealanders cruising annually, we are really looking forward to building CLIA’s reputation and influence within Australasia.