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