Where quality group organisers meet the best of the travel trade
The Group Leisure & Travel Show is…
…a brilliant one day exhibition where serious GTOs and leading coach operators come to discover ideas, offers and the experts to help them create memorable group trips and holidays
Visitors are attracted by a specialist range of exhibitors that really understand groups, including top attractions, tourist boards, accommodation providers, ticketing agencies, coach companies and tour operators.
Find out how you can exhibit and generate group business at the most popular event for GTOs.
The show generates group visits, like this…
How a group organiser met the team from The Royal Mint at last year’s Group Leisure & Travel Show and then organised a memorable trip for the Newton Abbot Travel Club.
Take a look at the 2022 video highlights
Take advantage of free coach transport to the Group Leisure & Travel Show
Book in advance and you could travel to the GLT Show by coach for free. Seats are allocated on a first come first served basis, so make sure you book your place. There are several routes available; click the link below to find out more.
You must pre-book to use this service. All routes and times are subject to change, due to traffic conditions on the day.
Thanks for saying we’re No.1
When asked what exhibitions they visited to get group travel ideas and meet contacts, 71% of respondents to the 2023 ‘Group Trips & Holidays‘ survey said the GLT Show. And not only that, it remains the preferred exhibition to visit and way ahead of other events as you can see from the results displayed.
- Group Leisure & Travel Show 71% 71%
- Excursions 33% 33%
- British Tourism & Travel Show 15% 15%
- London for Groups Live 9% 9%
- Other 3% 3%
Our 2022 survey says…
The results from our 2022 surveys illustrate the ongoing positive response to the Group Leisure & Travel Show.
What did exhibitors tell us?
95% said the show produced good leads for groups business.
95% said they met the right type of people.
100% said they liked the Marshall Arena venue in Milton Keynes.
What did visitors tell us?
95% said their show experience was good or very good.
98% said their visit to the show gave them good ideas to help plan future group trips or holidays.
92% said they would visit the exhibition if it was held at the Marshall Arena again.
88% said they plan to, or are likely to plan to visit the show again in 2023.
Avoiding scams and travel highlights with Matt Allwright
Seminar sessions and appearances subject to change.
Join experienced traveller and journalist Matt Allwright who will be giving his insights and tips on avoiding travel scams and how to travel safely at this year’s Group Leisure & Travel Show.
Matt has been a presenter on the popular TV consumer investigation programmes Rogue Traders and Watchdog for more than 20 years and has worked on a number of other shows including The One Show, Morning Live, Housing Enforcers, You’ve Been Scammed, Rogue Restaurants, and The Food Inspectors.
He joins travel pundit, Simon Calder as well as TV gardener and presenter Frances Tophill, to complete a great Seminar Theatre line-up for 2023.
2023 Seminar Speakers
The Seminar Theatre at the Group Leisure & Travel Show will once again be open to all visitors, and features a fantastic line-up of celebrity and specialist speakers, including the UK’s number one travel expert, Simon Calder; TV presenter Matt Allwright; and TV gardener and presenter, Frances Tophill.
Exhibit at the best show for Group Travel and Coach Tourism in 2023!
The Group Leisure & Travel Show takes place on the 5th October 2023 at the Marshall Arena, Stadium MK, Milton Keynes. To find out more about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities for the GLT Show, why not download our latest media pack?
Some testimonials from our last exhibition…
Paul Brandwood, The Royal Mint - 2022 Exhibitor
“Everyone we have spoken to has been really good quality contacts and I feel like we are going to get a lot of business off the back of this.”
Andrew Niven, Bodmin Jail Attraction - 2022 Exhibitor
“This is the first time I’ve exhibited with Bodmin Jail and it’s exceeded my expectations in terms of the quality of group organisers here. I think it’s so important to come to events like this.”.
Katie Weller, National Gallery - 2022 Exhibitor
“The groups market is really picking up for us and if we don’t come to shows like this, we’ll fall off the radar. I love the Marshall Arena as a venue too.”
Pat Lake, Chippy Active Trips - 2022 Visitor
“My group are always looking for ideas of where to go, we go out every month, and you can only find them by coming along to somewhere like this, or by reading Group Leisure & Travel magazine.”
Mike Herring, Kings Cliffe Old Blokes Club - 2022 Visitor
“This show is a major source of information to help inspire our group trips, with ideas about places we can go to. By talking to someone face to face, it is a totally different experience to trying to do it on the telephone.”
Barbara Tester, Day Explorers Group - 2022 Visitor
“The room was buzzing with enthusiasm, not only from the group organisers, but from those on the stands. The speakers were excellent, with a variety of topics.”
Whether you want more info about exhibiting or visiting, phone us or use our contact form, and we’ll get straight back to you.
Postal Address: YPL Exhibitions & Events, P.O. Box 5299, Milton Keynes MK15 8BD
Official Media Partner
Learn more about Group Leisure & Travel magazine, the official media partner of the Group Leisure & Travel Show. Group Leisure & Travel is a monthly magazine, available in both print and online e-magazine editions, for group travel organisers. The aim is simple: to provide ideas, contacts and advice for people organising all types of coach tours, group trips and group holidays in a vibrant, enjoyable and quality format.
Event date is subject to ongoing Government rulings on public assembly and therefore the organisers reserve the right to make appropriate changes if required affecting the date or venue at their absolute discretion.