Travel agent showcase events on luxury cruise and river cruising are to be held by Clia in Manchester and Norwich.

The announcement was made at the cruise industry trade association’s first Asia River Cruise and Destination Forum this week in Vietnam and Cambodia.

Clia UK and Ireland director Andy Harmer, said: “We are delighted to be bringing these events to UK travel agents in September this year.

“The events in Manchester and Norwich will be the perfect opportunity to highlight the incredible innovation and breadth of cruise options in the river and luxury sectors of our industry.”

Around 70 places will be available at each event, with venue details, programme and how to secure a place will be revealed shortly.