2015 Exhibitor testimonials

Exhibitor Quotes from 2015

testimonials

The GLTS 2015 was a really good day. We got a lot of leads and potential bookings, so it went well. It was certainly busy and we had a lot of people visit our stand.”

Clare Gibbard, Severn Valley Railway

“We were really busy all day. Most of the people who came over specifically wanted to go racing, so we talked about specific dates and events, which was brilliant. We also had interest from a lot of new coach companies and new group organisers.”

Jacky Birch, Groups On Track

“We had group organisers who had never heard of easy-breaks before come and tell us that now they know who we are, and that they want to holiday with us. Also we had hoteliers who don’t work with us who expressed an interest in doing so in the future, which is one of the reasons we exhibited at the show in the first place. We also had a lot of people show an interest in our self-drive programme. It was busy and we got a few really good enquiries in.”

Laura Muir, easy-breaks

The GLTS 2015 was really good. We had loads of interest from people that weren’t aware of who we were and then once we had the opportunity to talk to them a little bit more about us they were really interested. What a great show! Fantastic line up of speakers to attract high calibre of customers – thank you!

Emma Beattie, HF Holidays

“The quality of people at the GLTS 2015 was really good. To meet people, not just from the local area of Warwickshire, but from the wider regions – Staffordshire, Shropshire, London, Cheshire, the south coast – was brilliant. We made some great contacts who have all been really wonderful.”

Carol Blower, Hatton Country World

“The biggest highlight of the day was how constantly busy we were all day. We definitely went home with some custom, and it was nice to see a lot of new groups showing an interest in our broad spectrum of offerings.”

Stuart Parker, InterChoice Holidays

“It was our first time attending Group Leisure & Travel Show and we were very pleasantly surprised with the amount and the quality of leads we took away, some have already developed into sales. We would look at exhibiting at the show again.”

Kate Walker, East Lancashire Railway

“2015 was our first time at the GLTS and we were really really pleased with how it went, there was a lot of footfall and a lot of interest. It was good to talk to people and to hear what they were looking for.”

Amanda Walker, Herbert Woods

“The GLTS 2015 was a whole different audience for us and that was one of the reasons we decided to go. We had a lot of good conversations, there were a lot of people out there who potentially could buy Trafalgar Tours who we wouldn’t have even known of, and so from that perspective it was great.”

Julie Brooker, Trafalgar

“The best thing about being at the show was talking with people who wanted direct business. We were looking to find new partners, and encourage new British people to come to our country, Guatemala. At least 25 people seriously considered coming on holiday with us in the future. It was our first year exhibiting, and I hope to come back next year.”

Carlos Armas, Guinness Travel

“Once again, another great show!”

Julia Fahey, Southport – England’s Classic Resort

“The GLTS 2015 was very busy and very positive. Our product is a speciality product; we work for the charity Action for Blind People, and so we have three hotels in the country that specifically deal with the visually impaired and those with less mobility. There were a lot of coach operators who chatted to us, plus people who organise groups for an older clientele, which is one of our main prerogatives. It was really nice and upbeat.”

Mel Rose, Vision Hotels

“This years’ show was very productive in the number of new contacts made – that’s what it is all about.”

Harold Burke, Just for Groups! & Grand UK Hotels

“It was great to have everyone together at the show, to see the diversity of what other people were selling in one place. It was good to have our brand out there – when people think Fred. Olsen, they think cruising, but actually we do so much more than that. We had a great interest in Fred holidays as all the Christmas markets were coming up, and the cruise line also took a lot of quotes, so it was a great day all round.”

Vicky-Marie, Fred. Olsen Business Travel

“As a first time exhibitor, we were very pleased that the show was so busy. We met many visitors both from other businesses and GTOs themselves which proved to be invaluable. Well worth attending!”

Nicholas Fry, Chester Cathedral

“This is the best one day travel trade show for GTOs in our view. We’ve exhibited since it first started in the late nineties at the Motor Cycle Museum and we’ve been coming back ever since.”

Steve Reed, Steve Reed Tourism

“Once again we had a very successful GLTS and made a series of good new contacts, and a couple of excellent ones in terms of developing new business. It’s also invaluable to see existing customers face to face once again.”

John Simms, West Somerset Railway

“We went to the show with Fusion Cruises and we were pushing our group trips for summer 2016. We had a lot of interest, and took a few quotes home to follow up on. It was definitely worth going!”

Karen Spencer, MSC Cruises

“We would recommend the GLTS, it’s a chance to meet various organisations from across the UK.”

Chris West, Canterbury City Council

“A good flow of people throughout the day. Our stand drew in a lot of different people looking for new and different ideas for their companies.”

Louise Ferrari, BBC Tours

“It was our first time exhibiting as Port Sunlight Village, three businesses co-partnering together on a Travel Row stand which we found very productive. The leaders loved what we had to offer their groups, as we each had a difference visitor experience option. We found the GL&TS a very worthwhile opportunity and very glad we did it.”

Carol Darlington, Port Sunlight Village Trust

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