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.
Exhibit at the best show for Group Travel and Coach Tourism in 2024!
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.”
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.”
So many memorable group visits are created at the show, like these…
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. 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 in 2022 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 last October, 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.
2023 Seminar Speakers
The Seminar Theatre at the Group Leisure & Travel Show was once again be open to all visitors, and featured a fantastic line-up of celebrity and specialist speakers, which included the UK’s number one travel expert, Simon Calder; TV presenter Matt Allwright; and TV gardener and presenter, Frances Tophill.
Garden visits for every season
Behind the scenes
Scams, travelling safely & your questions answered
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
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.