Charles A. B. Sylvia

ECC, Vice President of Membership and Trade Relations, Cruise Lines International Association

Charles A. B. Sylvia, ECC is Vice President of Membership and Trade Relations with Cruise Lines International Association. Charles has 24 years of experience in cruise marketing and sales, embarking on his career as a front-line agent at a brick-and-mortar travel agency near Cape Cod, Massachusetts. After seven successful years as a front-line agent focused on group cruises, Charles moved to the corporate side of cruise sales, planning meetings, incentives, conventions and events at sea for Access TCA, a Boston-based corporate events agency. Charles built Access TCA’s “at sea” division from the ground up. As well as being an avid cruise traveler, Charles is also focused on innovation and entrepreneurship, serving as an advisor to graduate students in Brown University’s Program for Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (PRIME). In his role at CLIA, Charles champions the interests of CLIA’s North American trade membership, comprised of more than 9,500 Travel Agency Members and 19,600 Individual Agent Members.

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