Press/Media Information

We welcome consumer and trade media at the 2018 Cruise360. Convention organizers will issue complimentary media credentials to members of the press who intend to report on the convention's exhibition and conference sessions. Before registering, please review our Press Policy below for details on qualifying.

Complimentary press registration applies to editors, writers and print or broadcast reporters at the discretion of the convention organizers' media relations staff. You will be contacted for verification or sent a confirmation that your media credentials have been granted.


Convention organizers will issue complimentary media credentials to journalists intending to report on the convention's exhibition and conference sessions, according to the following criteria:

Media must fall under one of the following categories to register:

  • OVERALL INDUSTRY COVERAGE - The publication or broadcast outlet provides trade, specialized or general consumer coverage of the travel, cruise or hospitality industry.
  • PRINT MEDIA AND NEWS WIRE SERVICES - Reporters and editors from magazines, newspapers, trade publications and wire services.
  • PHOTOGRAPHERS - Photographers from magazines, newspapers, trade publications, wire services and accredited travel/travel lifestyle blogs.
  • BROADCAST MEDIA - Television and radio broadcast reporters, camera/sound crew and producers from news organizations.
  • FREELANCE WRITERS - Freelance reporters working on assignments for an accredited news organizations and accredited travel/travel lifestyle blogs. Those who freelance occasionally and/or are employed by non-news organizations are not eligible for media registration.
  • ONLINE PUBLICATIONS, NEWSLETTERS and TRAVEL/TRAVEL LIFSTYLE BLOGS – Reporters, editors and bloggers from established, independent online sites that contains regularly updated original news content above and beyond links, forums, troubleshooting tips and reader contributors, have a readership of more than 1,000 per month and cover the travel, lifestyle travel, cruise industry or hospitality industry. Fan sites, and personal websites do not qualify for media badges.
    • Editors of the above may be granted media credentials at the discretion of the media relations staff.

Categories NOT Eligible:

  • Marketing, advertising, public relations, account and sales representatives or executives, presidents, publishers, CEOs, board members, consultants, authors, analysts and researchers may not register as media.

The convention's media relations staff can request additional forms of verification of an individual's credentials at any time. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Business card with media outlet name, individual's name and title, and address.
  • Name and title listed in a masthead.
  • A bylined article.
  • A written letter of assignment from an editor.

The media relations staff may contact journalists who were granted credentials after the convention to request clippings or other evidence of coverage.

CLIA and its media relations representatives reserve the right to deny media credentials to individuals who abuse the privilege or obtain credentials under false pretenses. In the event that an individual is granted credentials and fails to report on the exhibition and conference, he or she might be denied media registration at subsequent conventions.

Apply For Media/Press Credentials Here


For questions regarding Press Registration for Cruise360, and for Press Inquiries or Credential Request, please contact:
Sarah Guffey
Circle Public Relations
Phone:   815-630-9557