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At Home with Domestic Cruise Lines

Wednesday, 4 August 2021  |  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM AEST

Join TravMedia's CEO and Founder Nick Wayland for the eleventh webinar in the "At Home with" series on Wednesday 4th August at 1:00 pm AEST. Nick speaks with leaders in the cruise industry about the state of affairs for domestic cruising.

  • Aaron Russ, Commercial Director, Heritage Expeditions & Managing Director, Wild Earth Travel
  • Chris Hall, Group Managing Director, Australian Pacific Holdings
  • Jeff Gillies, Commercial Director, Coral Expeditions
  • Monique Ponfoort, Chief Executive Officer, Aurora Expeditions

Pre-Covid, the cruising sector within Australia contributed more than $5 billion to the economy and employed over 18,000 full-time jobs. In New Zealand, the economic contribution neared close to $700 million, with over 12,000 full-time jobs.

In this one-hour webinar, Nick unpacks the current challenges facing cruise operators plying domestic waters, the opportunities and trends, and how cruise operators are innovating to capture future demand.

Panel Questions Include:

  • What have been some of the protocols your cruise line has adopted post-Covid to ensure all-round safety?
  • What changes have you noticed to the customer buying process?
  • What trends are you seeing in forward demand of customer bookings and enquiry?
  • How has marketing your cruise brand changed post-Covid?
  • Given the shrinking distribution footprint of retail travel agents, how are you managing the reduction to your reach to market?
  • What does product innovation look like at your cruise line?
  • What does sustainability look like to your cruise line?
  • Are you taking media famils?

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