Britain’s favourite group travel event for great ideas, expert advice and special offers

The Group Leisure & Travel Show is…

…a brilliant one day exhibition where group travel organisers and coach operators come to discover ideas, offers and experts to help them create memorable group trips and holidays.

If you want group business, join our specialist range of exhibitors on 3rd October 2024 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.

Simon Calder, the no.1 expert

Simon Calder having coffee in Paris.


“I can’t wait to meet the exhibitors and guests at the GLT Show in October – it’s a real annual highlight to learn the latest on group travel and to talk to people in the industry. I always come away with a long list of new opportunities to enjoy in the year ahead.”

About Simon...

Simon is the travel correspondent for 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 2024 Group Leisure & Travel Show, with his sessions always popular with visitors as he shares his advice and experience with group travel organisers and coach tour operators.


Simon Calder with the Terracotta Warriors. Photo credit Ash Mills.

Picture credit: Ash Mills.

Seminar sessions and appearances subject to change.

Paul Martin makes welcome return to the GLT Show

Paul Martin from the popular TV show Flog It! will be one of the speakers at this year’s Group Leisure & Travel Show, taking place at the Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes on Thursday 3rd October.

Paul spoke at the exhibition in 2021 and was extremely popular, outlining some brilliant venues that GTOs can consider for group visits.

“I simply ran out of time” says Paul, “and I can’t wait to return with more thoughts and ideas this coming October. I really enjoyed the show and the people, and plan to attend throughout the day in addition to my speaking slot. There is a lot more we can highlight and I am really looking forward to returning on October 3rd.”

Additional speakers for this year’s show will be announced in due course. To stay up to date with show news and information why not sign up for show updates using the link below?

Seminar sessions and appearances subject to change.

More about Paul Martin

Paul Martin, who has presented Flog It! since 2002, was first discovered when he was interviewed about his passion for oak furniture by a team from BBC Bristol. The team was so impressed with his natural confidence in front of the camera that they signed him up immediately to present the BBC daytime antiques show.

He has travelled all around the UK filming the show and in addition has presented two series of Britain’s Hidden Heritage (BBC1), The Manor Reborn (BBC1) and Paul Martin’s Handmade Revolution for BBC2.

Paul lives in Wiltshire with his wife and two children who feature regularly, together with their smallholding on the BBC’s Countryfile Diaries. He also has an art and antiques gallery, The Table Gallery, in Corsham.

Exhibitor success stories

GLT Show 2023 media pack

The organisers of the Living Crafts festival at Hatfield Park in Hertfordshire have seen a huge rise in group bookings after exhibiting at last year’s Group Leisure & Travel Show and are delighted with the increased inteest from GTOs.

Exhibit at the best show for Group Travel and Coach Tourism in 2024!

GLT Show 2023 media pack

The Group Leisure & Travel Show takes place on the 3rd October 2024 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?

Take a look at the 2023 video highlights

Some testimonials from our last exhibition…

Chris O’Brien, Nevis Range - 2023 Exhibitor

“For us it’s good to come to this, we get to meet people… face to face. You can’t put a price on getting to see people and shake their hands. The show has paid for itself within the first 10 minutes… ”

Bianaca Pasquero, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew - 2023 Exhibitor

“It’s a great opportunity to widen our audience and attract new coach companies and group travel organisers. It’s good to create new relationships and for networking…”

Peter Green, Visit Malta - 2023 Exhibitor

“For us it’s been really good in the sense of trying to branch out into the group market… The footfall has been really incredible and the genuine interest has been phenomenal.”

To read more visitor and exhibitor testimonials from the 2023 Group Leisure & Travel Show, click on the links below.

Mark Greenhill, The Library Association - 2023 Visitor

“We’ve noticed different exhibitors here this year. It’s great to pick information up and speak to people… We like looking for smaller attractions that tick the boxes for our group.”

Neil Edeson, Surrey Trips - 2023 Visitor

“It’s always useful to come and see people face to face and also great to pick up new inspiration for itineraries, destinations and attractions. It gives you a great understanding of what’s out there, there is such a wide variety of places represented, some things you’ve never thought of before.”

Sandra Warren, Misbourne Murders - 2023 Visitor

“The GLT Show works on so many different levels. We came as a group from Buckinghamshire, and we found lots that can work towards things in the future. It was really entertaining.”

See the photo gallery

Click the button below to find a selection of images from the Group Leisure & Travel Show, which took place on the 5th October 2023 at the Marshall Arena, Stadium MK in Milton Keynes

So many memorable group visits are created at the show, like these…

How a group organiser met the team from The Royal Mint at the show and then organised a memorable trip for the Newton Abbot Travel Club. GTO, Carol Swiecicka said the highlight was getting their hands on the new King Charles coin before it was even released to the banks.

Gina Savill-Turner of Upminster and Cranham Residents’ Association had found contacting tourist boards for help difficult. She said being able to meet Visit Ely at the exhibition was a “breath of fresh air” and her group was “blown away” by their trip there.

A visit to Richmond wasn’t on the radar when organiser Andrew Moss headed to the GLT Show, but it turned out to be a winner for his NHS Retirement Fellowship group after the “enthusiasm of the people we met on the VisitRichmond stand.”

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 ‘Organising 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 exhibition survey says…

The results from our exhibition surveys illustrate the ongoing positive response to the Group Leisure & Travel Show.

What did exhibitors tell us?


92% said that the 2023 show produced good leads for groups business.


92% said that they met the right type of people


100% said that they liked the Marshall Arena venue in Milton Keynes.

What did visitors tell us?


95% said their show experience was good or very good.


93% said their visit gave them good ideas and the help needed to plan future group trips and holidays.


98% said they liked the Marshall Arena venue in Milton Keynes.


95% said they met the right type of exhibitor.

Contact Us

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, 8 Vermont Place, Tongwell, Milton Keynes MK15 8JA

EXhibiting info & stand availability

Sharon Yandell,

Telephone: +44 (0)1908 613323

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.