Technology from the cruise industry is usually to be the sub-theme of the CLIA UK & Ireland 12th annual conference, taking place in Southampton through May 23rd-25th.
Specific conference sessions, as well as speakers will have a technology theme, encompassing all angles of the industry including ship design, completely new on-board initiatives, as well as updates on latest investments in technology through member cruise lines.
Andy Harmer, senior vice-president membership as well as UK & Ireland director, said: “Technology will be running as a sub-theme of the conference, alongside the main #GenerationCruise focus.
“There’s no denying in which in 2018, as well as beyond, technology is usually a crucial part of our everyday lives, as well as in which is usually mirrored in customers’ increasing demands for a seamless experience whilst on holiday.
“The cruise industry is usually often taking the lead from the introduction of completely new technology to enhance the holiday experience as well as is usually widely being rolled out by quite a few cruise lines as well as across fleets.
“Sessions at the conference will look at how technology is usually impacting ship design as well as the experience on-board, plus how technology can be used to engage a completely new cruise customer.”
completely new technology includes wearable technology, face recognition, the use of apps as well as robots; plus completely new technology around the industry’s on-going environmental efforts.
The keynote speakers for the conference will be announced over the next few weeks.
The three-day CLIA UK & Ireland Conference will feature a trade fair on May 23rd, a full-day of conference as well as networking sessions plus gala dinner on May 24th, as well as the conference will close on May 25th, on-board Princess Cruises’ Royal Princess, followed by the opportunity to look around the ship.