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Pandaw River Expeditions has joined the Cruise Lines International Association as a regional cruise line member.

The river cruise company runs luxury small ship river cruises in Asia.

Pandaw was founded in 1995 by Scotsman and Burmese historian Paul Strachan with the re-building of an original Clyde-built steamer.

It was the first company to offer expeditions on both the Irrawaddy and Chindwin Rivers and operates cruises in Burma, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and China from June to April

Clia chief executive, Cindy D’Aoust, said: “Our cruise line members are an integral part of the cruise industry and Pandaw River Expeditions is an ideal new member for our growing community.”

Regional cruise line members have access to thousands of Clia travel agent members as well as the opportunity to tap the marketing, promotional and event activities across the association’s Eur