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News Release
FOR RELEASE - January 29, 2008
Contact: Aaron Ellis, aellis@aapa-ports.org
703-706-4714

American Association of Port Authorities
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Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 684-5700
www.aapa-ports.org

AAPA’s Annual Cruise Seminar Begins Feb. 5 in S.F.

Discussion Of Proposed New Customs ‘Cruise Rule’ Among Hot Topics

Frank discussions of the impacts of a proposed Customs and Border Protection "interpretive rule" that would seriously impact cruise ship calls in the United States are among many reasons not to miss the American Association of Port Authorities' (AAPA) annual Cruise Seminar in San Francisco, Feb. 5 - 7.  Being held at the Renaissance Stanford Court (click here for program agenda), the seminar will outline key areas of interest for port managers, operations and engineering professionals, cruise facility consultants and marketers for addressing emerging trends for cruise ports.  The seminar will also tackle topics ranging from effective cruise line/port partnerships, environmental issues and developing cruise facilities for multiple uses, to destination marketing and dealing with regulatory requirements at cruise facilities.

WHO:  American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)

WHAT:  AAPA's Annual Cruise Seminar

WHEN:  Tuesday, Feb. 5, through Thursday, Feb. 7 (2½ days)

WHERE:  Renaissance Stanford Court, 905 California St. (on Nob Hill), San Francisco

WHY:  To outline and discuss the key challenges facing today's cruise port industry and what is being done and can be done to resolve those challenges.

MEDIA:  Credentialed journalists interested in covering the seminar for media purposes are asked to contact Aaron Ellis, aellis@aapa-ports.org, to obtain a media pass.

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