Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy has been named one of “The Most Influential Leaders in Travel” and honored with the eTSY award during the eTourism Summit hosted this week in Orlando.

The eTSY award is based on Christine’s social influencer leadership on LinkedIn and an analysis of her high level of engagement with her posts. Christine finished as number one in the “most influential overall” category and in the top three within the “most influential in travel industry news and trends” and “most influential in awards and recognition” categories.

“I am so grateful to be recognized by the eTourism Summit with the eTSY Award as we have worked very hard these last several years to build a vibrant and engaging LinkedIn presence,” said Christine. “LinkedIn was a critical asset during the last two-plus years of the cruise industry’s pause and then restart, and it’s been an important channel to communicate with business partners, employees, community leaders, and public officials, in addition to job candidates. Now as the chair of U.S. Travel, it is a natural extension of my responsibilities to represent the broader travel industry as well, so this is a true honor.”

The eTourism Summit is a top-tier digital marketing conference for tourism professionals including CMOs, marketing and advertising managers, and social media professionals representing DMOs and attractions. The conference took place today in Orlando in conjunction with the U.S. Travel Association’s annual IPW convention.