Carnival Corp. & plc Chairman and CEO Micky Arison participated in an executive panel held earlier today as part of the annual World Travel Market in London, sharing his thoughts on a variety of industry issues live via videoconference from the corporation’s Miami headquarters.

Using Cisco’s EX90 videoconferencing platform and a high-speed Internet link, Arison appeared on a 12-foot-wide screen and was able to respond to questions posed by panel moderator Lucy Huxley of Travel Weekly UK, as well as interact with the two other executives on the panel, Carnival UK CEO David Dingle and Costa CEO Michael Thamm.

During the hour-long session, the three executives offered valuable insight on topics including the emerging global cruise market, industry challenges, sales and marketing strategies, and the state of the travel agent distribution system, and then fielded questions from members of the audience.