Clia River Cruise Conference heads to Paris  

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This year’s Clia UK & Ireland River Cruise Conference will take place in Paris on November 10 and 11.

Now in its eighth year, it will be the first time the event has been held in the city.

Cruise industry figures and travel agents will attend to learn about developments and trends in this sector of the cruise industry.

Andy Harmer, senior vice-president membership and director CLIA UK & Ireland, said: “We are delighted to be hosting this year’s River Cruise Conference in Paris, where we will be able to see a variety of diff erent ships in this beautiful city.

“River cruising is undergoing somewhat of a renaissance, with new ships, younger guests than ever before, and exciting new itinerary options. Thanks to astonishing growth seen in the sector in the past decade, the days of river being a marginal part of the cruise industry are over.”

Europe accounts for almost 90% of all river cruise itineraries for UK customers and there is a growing interest in Asian river cruise itineraries; British cruise numbers are up by more than one-fifth (22%) to the region in 2017, compared to 2016.

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