When and where? 11th October 2018 - Hall 19, NEC, Birmingham
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The Group Leisure & Travel Show is the leading exhibition of its kind, when group organisers and coach operators spend one brilliant day meeting a vast range of exhibitors, including top attractions, tourist boards, accommodation providers, ticketing agencies, coach companies and tour operators – all ready to look after groups.
‘Successful’, ‘fantastic’, ‘fabulous’ and ‘a must for group organisers’: was just some of the positive feedback about the 2017 show, received from group travel organisers and coach operators.
Every year, the GLTS is the perfect opportunity for GTOs and group travel buyers to meet and chat to exhibitors from destinations, accommodation providers, and tour operators, attractions, ticketing agencies, stately homes, cruise companies and shopping centres. Deals are done, trips are booked, and visitors walk away with inspiration for at least another year of group trips and holidays.
William Read, organiser for the Midland Association of Protection Scientists, who visited the 2017 show, commented: “I find these shows very helpful for travel inspiration, as you get to meet so many new people. The first trip we ran this year was to Kidderminster Carpet Museum and that was booked through last year’s GLTS.”
Fellow GTO, Hazell Rolinson of Friends and Neighbours, explained that of the 20 trips she books for her group every year, most are booked through the Group Leisure & Travel Show: “I’m going to Waddesdon Manor in December, we’ve already been to Woburn Abbey and Bletchley Park this year, and we’re considering a break to Potter’s Resort in the future. This show is wonderful.”
The Seminar Theatre was a big hit yet again with busy sessions throughout the course of the day. Presentations were led by news broadcaster Nicholas Owen, senior travel editor of The Independent and TV pundit Simon Calder, BBC presenter and history expert Dan Cruickshank, and Chris Beardshaw, presenter of the BBC Series The Beech Garden and Gardeners’ World.
Lindsay Linder, organiser of Hunts Coaches, commented: “I found the talk by Simon Calder very interesting and he’s one of the main reasons we came today; with the focus on the group travel market.”
Announcements about the 2018 speaker line-up will be made in the near future.
Lady Tilly Greenhall, the section secretary for CWU Leicestershire, summed up her day at the GLTS by saying: “I came last year as well, I find it so good because there are so many places you’d never have thought about that just pop up – it’s really inspirational. Having won a television from InterChoice today has really made our day – and the bacon sarnies went down a treat, too!”
The Group Leisure & Travel Show 2018 will take place on 11th October.
Register to visit the show
You can register to visit the GLTS and by doing so now, take advantage of our free parking offer, which can save £12 * - so why wait? Click the link below to complete the simple registration process and then make sure 11th October is in your diary.
* Pre-register before the 1st September 2018 and attend on the 11th October 2018 to take advantage of this offer. Terms and conditions apply.
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84% of exhibitors said the 2017 GLTS produced good business prospects
94% of visitors either plan or probably plan to visit the GLTS in 2018
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