About Cruise Lines International Association - North West & Canada
Cruise Lines International Association - North West & Canada is a non-profit association that represents the major cruise lines operating in the Pacific Northwest (British Columbia, Washington State, Alaska & Hawaii) and in Atlantic Canada and Quebec.
Established in 1986, the role of the Association is to develop strong partnerships with the communities in which its member lines are based, and those they visit. CLIA-NWC is at the forefront of initiatives related to environment, security and safety, as well as community and government relations. It assists local organizations in their aim to mitigate industry-related concerns and to develop local opportunities. It supports economic and environmental studies related to the industry, and collaborates with government agencies to ensure a workable regulatory environment.
The CLIA-NWC office, which is located in Vancouver, BC, Canada, represents cruise lines as part of the Cruise Lines International Association global network.
Future of the Cruise Ship Industry
Cruise vacations continue to be among the strongest markets in tourism. Cruise lines continue to expand as they add more ships to their fleets and cruise to a wider variety of picturesque locations. The breathtaking scenery of Alaska makes the region as popular a market as it has ever been while the natural charm of Canada’s East Coast, including the St. Lawrence, attracts more visitors every year.
The economic impact of cruise tourism is indeed significant. In 2012, cruise ship calls generated $2.38 billion in total output for the Canadian economy and provided for more than 17,000 jobs that pay up to $780 million in wages and salaries. The purchase of ship supplies, repairs and maintenance, fuel, stevedoring, port costs and pilotage all help to boost the Canadian economy – as do the passengers and crew members who spend money on hotel accommodations, local tours, buses, taxis, air transportation and at shops and restaurants.
Cruise Lines International Association - North West & Canada
100 - 1111 W. Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 2J3
Tel: (604) 681-9515
Fax: (604) 681-4364