The Clia UK & Ireland River Cruise Conference will be staged in Paris for the first time on November 10 and 11.

Senior cruise industry figures and travel agents will come together for the eighth annual conference to learn about new developments and trends in the river cruise sector.

According to research, supplied by Clia, Europe accounts for almost 90% of all river cruise itineraries for UK customers.

Andy Harmer, senior vice president membership and director Clia UK & Ireland, said: “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.”