Clia has announced details of the three-night river cruises that will take place after its first ever Asia Cruise Conference in Ho Chi Minh in April next year.

Following business sessions on April 10 and 11, agents will join a cruise along the Mekong River on April 12 for three nights onboard Pandaw, APT Guided Tours & River Cruises, Avalon Waterways and AmaWaterways.

The sailings will give agents the opportunity to see first-hand the style of river cruising in Asia and the chance to experience the facilities on board, including entertainment and dining options as well as shore excursions.

Singapore Tourist Board is partnering with Clia for the event and agents looking to book early will get the chance to join a pre-fam trip to Singapore.

Andy Harmer, senior vice president for membership and director for Clia UK and Ireland, said: “It is not without the help of agents that we have seen record numbers of Brits taking a river or ocean cruise; and we hope to see this increase next year as more people become interested in taking a cruise holiday to further flung destinations that include Asia.

“As the industry continues to develop we are delighted to be expanding our events programme with new and exciting opportunities to educate and inspire or travel agent partners.”

Further details will be announced in due course with registration opening at the beginning of October.

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