Matt Halloran is one of Australia’s few qualified CLIA Master Accredited cruise consultants specialising in group cruise events, and is rated as one of Australia’s top cruise specialists through CLIA (the Cruise Line Industry Association) (http://www.cruising.org.au/top-200-cruise-agents.asp).
Matt's extensive experience in both events management and in the travel industry extends back to 1982, exclusively managing and promoting his first concert event at the age of 18. Since that time, he has had an extensive background in events management, managing & promoting numerous concert events, presenting radio programs and assisting in national concert tours by visiting artists.
His extensive travel industry background dates back to 1987, starting in sales roles with both Eastwest Airlines and British Airways before moving into retail travel, travel IT, hotel conference sales, web design & travel business ownership.
Although he has over 25 years travel industry experience, Matt has particularly developed a love for cruising over the last 6 years, and operates his cruise specialist business through “Ocean Escape Cruising”. He has taken extensive training to reach CLIA's "Master Accredited" status, has undertaken numerous personal cruises & shipboard inspections, as well as hosting exclusive shipboard events for over 400 clients over the past 4 years.
Matt has a thorough understanding of the Cruise market from a personal, group & corporate perspective. and has forged strong ongoing business relationships with all the major cruise lines servicing the Australian market for the benefit of his corporate and leisure clientele.
Ocean Escape Cruising brings together Matt's extensive cruising and event management experience, and specialises in weddings & private celebrations, corporate meetings, conferences, incentives, ship-board events and cruise ship charters. Ocean Escape Cruising is one of the few genuine specialists pioneering the cruise events market in Australia.