A day of ideas, offers and experts for group trips and holidays

The Group Leisure & Travel Show is a brilliant day for people who organise group trips and holidays, meeting a vast range of exhibitors, including top attractions, tourist boards, accommodation providers, coach companies, tour operators, cruise lines and more – all ready to look after groups.

A day of ideas, offers and experts for group trips and holidays

The Group Leisure & Travel Show is a brilliant day for people who organise group trips and holidays, meeting a vast range of exhibitors, including top attractions, tourist boards, accommodation providers, coach companies, tour operators, cruise lines and more – all ready to look after groups.

The biggest, most important event in group travel

‘Excellent’, ‘super’, ‘very useful’ and ‘a must for group organisers’: was just some of the positive feedback about the 2019 show, received from group travel organisers and coach operators.

Every year, the GLT Show 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.

TV Presenter Paul Martin joins line-up for October’s GLT Show

The Flog It! presenter and antiques dealer will join travel expert Simon Calder at this year’s Group Leisure & Travel Show on Thursday 8th October.

Paul has presented the popular BBC show since 2002 as well as two series of BBC1’s Britain’s Hidden Heritage and The Manor Reborn along with the ITV series I Never Knew That About Britain and A History of Wallpaper for BBC Four.

He’s the second speaker to be announced for the Seminar Theatre at the exhibition which will be held at the Marshall Arena, Stadium MK, Milton Keynes – returning to the venue after a successful 2019 event. Paul will be talking about historic venues for groups to visit. He has travelled extensively around the UK filming Flog It! and said: “I have learned so much. Meeting people in the antiques trade or people who make their living by skills learned over decades is always a treat”.

He has an art and antiques gallery in Corsham in the Cotswolds, The Table Gallery, and has written a book, Paul Martin: My World of Antiques.

The third speaker will be announced soon.

Seminar sessions and appearances subject to change.

Paul Martin

“I have learned so much. Meeting people in the antiques trade or people who make their living by skills learned over decades is always a treat”.

Simon Calder, back by popular demand

Senior travel editor Simon Calder

“I think the new venue in Milton Keynes is great; it really is just exactly the right scale. It feels really friendly and like its own exhibition rather than being part of the NEC – it’s works very well. And the fact that’s in Milton Keynes is great; the first thing I saw when I walked in was the stand all about what you can do in Milton Keynes itself which is brilliant. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed going around and talking to the lovely exhibitors including the Silverstone Experience which I’m very enthused about and the Settle-Carlisle Railway which is such an important rail link.”

Travel writer and broadcaster Simon Calder is the first celebrity speaker to be confirmed for the 2020 Group Leisure & Travel Show.

The senior travel editor of The Independent pulls in the crowds at the annual exhibition, sharing his advice and experience with group leaders and coach operators.

At last year’s show in Milton Keynes, Simon spoke about his 25 years in travel looking back at some of the big stories and changes. He joined cruise expert Julie Peasgood and TV presenter Kate Humble in the Seminar Theatre, drawing in visitors throughout the day.

The third speaker will be announced soon.

Seminar sessions and appearances subject to change.

Exhibit at the biggest and best show for Group Travel and Coach Tourism in 2020!

The Group Leisure & Travel Show takes place again on the 8th October 2020 at 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 the 2019 exhibition…

Harold Burke, just for groups!

“For us it’s the only event on the calendar that’s really aimed at groups and brings them all together in a convenient location. The Milton Keynes venue is in really good location. The show and the awards just keep ticking all the boxes and as long as they keep ticking all the boxes we’ll keep turning up.”

Ollie Burton, London Transport Museum

“We’re delighted to be exhibiting at the GLT Show for the first time in many years to promote all of our eight sights. We’ve got an exciting offer that we’re launching for the group’s market today which is our hidden London tours which are tours of disused tube stations, hidden tunnels and secret spaces on London’s transport system, taking you into some fascinating spaces.”.

Jackie Boustead, Whitworth Hall Hotel & Deer Park

“We’re really excited to generate more business and gain new contacts, following on from the success of last year’s show – events like this are really useful because it’s targeted at a specific audience.”

To read more testimonials from the 2019 Group Leisure & Travel Show, click on the links below.

2019 Video Review

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, P.O. Box 5299, Milton Keynes MK15 8BD

Show Organiser

Emma Cash,
Telephone: +44 (0)1908 613323

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.

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.

Covid-19 Update

The current situation with Covid-19 may have left some exhibitors and visitors uncertain as to whether the Group Leisure & Travel Show will take place in October.

The organising team continue to work towards staging another successful event in Milton Keynes this autumn, but will continue to monitor Government guidelines and advice and adapt accordingly.

It will be an important time to plan forward, for GTOs to be helped and inspired, and for exhibitors to make up for any lost business suffered over the summer.

We wish all our exhibitors, partners and visitors good health and please - stay safe.

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