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.

Jilly Goolden completes the 2024 GLT Show line-up

Wine critic, TV presenter and journalist Jilly Goolden is the third and final Seminar Theatre speaker to be announced for the 2024 Group Leisure & Travel Show at the Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes on Thursday 3rd October.

Jilly will join Flog It! presenter Paul Martin, as well as travel guru Simon Calder on the Seminar Theatre programme, which is free to all visitors who come along to the UK’s number one event for people who organise group trips and holidays.

Best-known for presenting the BBC’s Food & Drink programme for nearly two decades, Jilly is widely regarded as one of the best wine experts in the UK.

Seminar sessions and appearances subject to change.
Picture credit: Jim Holden.

2024 Seminar Line-up

The hugely popular Seminar Theatre at the Group Leisure & Travel Show is once again open to all visitors to the show, it will feature a cracking line-up of top celebrity and specialist speakers, including travel guru Simon Calder, TV presenter Paul Martin and wine expert, Jilly Goolden.

Jane Archer

Simon Calder

Paul Martin

Jilly Goolden

Seminar sessions and appearances subject to change.
Jilly Goolden picture credit: Jim Holden.

GLT Show helps deliver a day of history

GLT Show 2023 media pack

GTO Mike Herring said he wouldn’t have visited the Historic Dockyard Chatham in Kent if it wasn’t for the Group Leisure & Travel Show.

So many other 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.”

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 interest 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

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 ‘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.