FORT LAUDERDALE, FL-January 12, 2009–.travel is pleased to welcome the Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) to its family. .travel, the Internet extension specifically for the travel and tourism industry, has over forty partner associations worldwide. CLIA adds to the roster of these key industry associations that provide .travel as a benefit to their members.
With over 16,000 members ranging from cruise lines to travel agents, CLIA is the world’s largest cruise association and is dedicated to the promotion and growth of the cruise industry. Members of CLIA now have the opportunity to automatically approve their travel businesses with .travel through CLIA’s website. This approval will allow them to register their .travel names for e-commerce and promotion of their businesses with a .travel website, blog, or email.
“We are happy to enter into this partnership and get on board with .travel,” commented Bob Sharak, Executive Vice President of CLIA. “As an education provider to our members, we believe that .travel is an essential Internet presence for anyone doing business in the travel industry. We look forward to sharing the success of .travel with our members.”
“I am excited to have the opportunity to join with such a prestigious association such as CLIA,” stated Edward A. Cespedes, CEO of .travel. “.travel provides a clear Internet channel to promote travel businesses and performs well in search engines. We hope that with a broader span of partners and associations, .travel will continue to evolve as the source of all things travel on the net and beyond.”
For more information on .travel and to see a complete list of all of .travel partners, visit www.travel.travel
Tralliance, the .travel Registry, develops products and services to promote the efficiencies and convenience of e-commerce for travel and tourism companies on the Internet. Designed to serve the global travel and tourism community, the major aims of the .travel sponsored Top Level Domain (sTLD) are improved Internet identity, creation of advanced distribution channels, and the establishment of a strong trust factor between the industry and its customers. For more information, visit www.travel.travel.
The nonprofit Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is North America’s largest cruise industry organization. CLIA represents the interests of 23 member lines and participates in the regulatory and policy development process while supporting measures that foster a safe, secure and healthy cruise ship environment. CLIA is also engaged in travel agent training, research and marketing communications to promote the value and desirability of cruise vacations and counts as members 16,000 travel agencies. For more information on CLIA, the cruise industry, and CLIA-member cruise lines and travel agencies, visit www.cruising.org.