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Focusing On Sustainable Tourism Issues

Cruise industry to present 100 percent virtual conference

Aug 04, 2010

PRINCETON, NJ - The second in the series of Cruise Shipping Virtual Events will be an innovative and interactive way for suppliers and buyers to meet in a virtual environment. The free one-day event will focus on sustainability and includes an Exhibit Hall featuring cruise industry suppliers, a Conference Center to attend informative webinars, and a Lounge to network via IM and chat board.

The organizers of Cruise Shipping Miami, the international exhibition and conference serving the cruise industry, are pleased to announce the launch of Cruise Shipping Virtual, a 100 percent online exhibition and conference slated for September 28, 2010.

The online event, will include two webinars, organized in association with Sustainable Travel International, focusing on sustainable tourism issues including "Greening of the Supply Chain" moderated by Michael Jones, VP of Supply Chain, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., and "Sustainable Tourism 101- Entering the World of Green Travel" moderated by Brian Mullis, president, Sustainable Travel International.

In addition, Cruise Shipping Miami is offering a three-tiered, Green Travel Certificate Program, administered by Sustainable Travel International, for taking part in this and future webinar sessions. The series is designed to help travel professionals and exhibitors reap the benefits associated with sustainable tourism.

"This program allows us to take a leadership position to positively influence cruise lines and their suppliers, helping them to identify and implement best practices in sustainable tourism," explained Marilyn McHugh, brand director, Cruise Shipping Miami. "The webinar series and certificate program we've developed with Sustainable Travel International actively involves industry leaders who will be sharing first-hand experiences, as well as the benefits and challenges of implementing green business practices."

"More cruise lines are taking sustainability seriously and going above and beyond compliance requirements to reduce their environmental footprints and positively impact the communities they visit," explained Brian T. Mullis, CEO, Sustainable Travel International. "The new Green Travel Certificate Program is designed to support this trend and get more cruise lines and cruise line suppliers involved."

Following the September 28 live event, Cruise Shipping Virtual will be available on-demand until December 28, 2010.

There is no charge to attend Cruise Shipping Virtual, but attendees do have to pre-register.

To be notified when registration is open visit the following web page: .

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