CLIA RiverView Conference 2022 - Budapest

At Widgety, we find ourselves uniquely placed in the cruise industry. We’re not a cruise line with special agent rates or brand new ships, and we’re not a travel agent looking to sell more cruise. Equally, we don’t build websites or apps, offer booking or take commissions.
What this means is that we sit nicely in the middle of all of that, we love talking to our operator partners, we want to meet new agents and most importantly we get to provide a fully impartial platform of cruise content.


This year’s CLIA RiverView Conference showed us that sometimes we overlook our own success; 5 years ago Widgety was a small cruise content provider with a handful of loyal customers, and this year we’re moving into providing a complete Holiday API, encompassing both cruise and tour, with most of the UK travel industry behind us.

To everyone who said hello, hosted us on board, joined us for dinner, saw us at our trade fair stand or commented on the boss’s pistachio-green jumper, whether customer or not, we wanted to offer our heartfelt thanks. 2022 promises to be a big year for us and we hope to see you all at the May event where we’ll be showcasing our brand new API.

Lastly, it would be remiss of us to not mention that the support of Andy, Adele, Alex, Craig and the team at CLIA has been a huge help, and we absolutely can’t thank you all enough.

We still have a long way to go to deliver everything we want to, and we have big ambitions for the next few years, and we hope you’ll stick along for the ride.

In the meantime, here’s some of our highlights from the conference: