CLIA UK & Ireland has announced a series of luxury and expedition cruise events.

Visiting three cities across the UK, the events will give agents the chance to meet cruise lines and hear from industry experts. There will also be a panel discussion.

The dates are 8 October in Belfast, 9 October in Manchester and 10 October in Norwich.

CLIA UK & Ireland director Andy Harmer said: “We are thrilled to announce that for the first time this year, along with speed training, our luxury and expedition showcase events will include an expert panel discussion. 

“Over recent years we have seen a significant increase of interest in luxury and expedition cruises, so it is important that travel agents feel knowledgeable and confident when selling these types of cruises.

“The panel discussion will give agents a deeper insight into luxury cruises and expedition cruises, how they differ from other cruise holidays, the guest experience and how to attract the right customers.”

Registration for the showcase will open at the end of March.

CLIA is also hosting its first-ever expedition forum on 28 March in London.