2022 Seminar Programme
Every visitor to the show has the opportunity to enjoy some fantastic sessions featuring expert speakers in the Seminar Theatre. Not only can you listen to some interesting ideas and advice, but you can also ask your own questions too. Find out more about this year’s line-up here, it’s free and everyone is welcome.
Just add water: planning a successful group cruise
Jane will be explaining the options you have when thinking about organising an ocean or river cruise for a group. She will also explore how you can use mini and short break cruises to ‘test the water’ too. This can be a great way for GTOs to either try cruising for themselves, or an opportunity to take a group on something a little more accessible, before booking something longer / more adventurous.
Award-winning journalist and cruise expert Jane Archer has sailed to the ends of the earth – literally – during a 30-year career that has taken her to the Arctic and Antarctica, Greenland, the Galapagos and Kimberley in Australia, as well as on more than 300 ocean and river cruises around Europe, the Baltic, Caribbean, the Americas, India, Egypt and Asia. Her work appears regularly in national newspapers, lifestyle magazines, online and trade titles in both the UK and abroad.
Senior travel editor Simon Calder
“I can’t tell you how much I look forward to coming to the Group Leisure
& Travel Show because we’re talking, meeting, exchanging ideas and getting inspired about all the opportunities there are to travel.”
Quiz Calder: Simon Calder answers your questions
He's Britain’s No.1 travel expert for a reason, so use this opportunity to ask him your own question. You will be able to submit your question prior to the show or ask it on the day in this special Q&A session.
Simon is the senior travel editor of The Independent, and an acclaimed television and radio broadcaster and commentator, featuring as the ‘go to’ expert on programmes including BBC Breakfast, Good Morning Britain and both the BBC and ITV News.
He makes a welcome return to the 2022 Group Leisure & Travel Show, with his sessions always popular with visitors as he shares his advice and experience with group travel organisers and coach operators.
Picture credit: Ash Mills.
Seminar sessions and appearances subject to change.
Royal Insights with Jennie Bond
Royal commentator Jennie Bond has travelled the world with the Royal Family and visited many of their palaces and castles. At the show, she will talk about life with the Royals, some of her favourite destinations around the globe, and also about her love of cruising.
Broadcaster and journalist, Jennie Bond appears regularly on a wide range of television and radio programmes - from light entertainment to documentaries.
As the BBC's Royal Correspondent for 14 years, Jennie was at the heart of events that made headlines around the world: from the fairy-tale marriages to the adultery, the divorces and the deaths.
She's known to young and old for her exploits in the jungle of ITV's I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here when she was buried in a coffin full of rats and had to eat a variety of live insects.
Since then she has been a presenter on two of the BBC's most popular shows: Cash in the Attic, and Rip Off Britain. She also presented the highly successful BBC2 series Great British Menu.
Countdown to the show
Past speakers include…
Television Personality and ‘Culture Vulture’
Gardener and Television Presenter
Newscaster and Television Presenter
Writer & Broadcaster
Adventurer, TV presenter and Author
TV Gardener & Presenter
TV Historian and Presenter
TV Presenter and Celebrity Gardener
Financial and Money Saving Expert
UK’s Leading Cruise Expert
Fraud specialist and star of The Real Hustle
Television presenter, journalist and actress
Travel Editor, The Independent
Travel expert and TV presenter
Antiques and history expert, and TV broadcaster
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