2015 Visitor testimonials

Visitor Quotes from 2015


“As a group coordinator for a well known retail company I find the show to be of great value in helping me plan the year ahead for my group. It gives me ideas of places of interest, holidays and is a valuable source of knowledge.”

Jean Feiven, Tesco RSA Group 14

“We went to the show to see what was new, and I took plenty of inspiration away from it. It’s very helpful talking to people face-to-face when you’re planning upcoming visits.”

Diane Tillotson, National Grid Retirement Group of Leicester

“The right show at the right time of the year with inspirations to plan next year’s programme.”

David Chatterley, SHOWCOACHtours

“I go to the show to get new contacts, and there are always new people, which is great. The lady from Aylesbury Waterside Theatre was very helpful – we’re going to get together and organise a few bits for future trips. The GLTS is such a good day out.”

Andy Heath, Golden Days Travel Club

“The GLTS is a great opportunity to meet travel companies who cater for groups. A chance to have one to one time to discuss ideas and what’s on offer. Seminars are designed to give information and to answer questions on travel, insurance, money etc. Refreshments available, car parking free, a chance to network with other group organisers and exchange ideas. A true ‘must’ for group organisers.”

Sylvia Bailey, U3A Sutton Coldfield

I was really pleasantly surprised as to exhibitors to the show. It meant it was really worth my while attending and I will certainly attend next year too.”

Caroline Narloch, Shearings Holidays

“A great and comprehensive show with a good variety of exhibitors. The ability to explore new avenues for our one day visits was very good. The seminars were very interesting and enjoyable, although we could not attend them all! The central location of the venue is a definite plus and, of course, the free parking offer.”

Douglas Spencer, Matlock Travel Society

“Excellent show, well laid out, exhibitors very knowledgeable, look forward to 2016.”

P Walker, Stratford upon Avon National Trust Association

“Planning made easy for future tours, great contacts and ideas.”

Tony Garwood, Roamin Empire Coach Tours

“Well worth attending for new ideas and face-to-face contacts.”

William Read, Stafford Historical & Civic Society

“I went to the show seeking contacts and ideas for walking breaks and weekend breaks in the UK. We did really well; I was pleased with how things went. In the past we’ve picked up some good tips, too, and the GLTS is very useful for my group. We found things of interest in Wales, Yorkshire and the south coast.”

Linda Cherry, North Dean Walking Group

“We went to the show looking for possible cruises for next year, and some weekend breaks. We placed something with Dunwood Travel, and it was really worth a visit – we always get a lot of information from the GLTS.”

Shirley and Luigi Tovagliari, S and L Tovagliai

“I visit the GLTS every year and get most of my group travel ideas from the show. The Newman Brothers Coffin Works inspired me to do a trip there – it’s intriguing and I want to take my group there on a mystery ‘Trust Jim’ trip – I’ll be taking a party of 30. The Royal Mint also appeals; a trip there should be very interesting because we haven’t done it before.”

Jim Godsell, Jim Godsell & Friends

“I find the Group Leisure & Travel Show extremely friendly, both visitors and exhibitors and that relaxed atmosphere adds to the enjoyment of visiting such a show, where further ideas of group visits can be sought, or discussed who whoever while having refreshments. With this type of relaxation it is amazing how much information can be gleaned from visiting this show.”

Jackie Raggett, Romford Historical Society

“We visited the GLTS as we were planning ahead for our programme the next year so we were really packing out our ideas with companies who were at the show. We were interested in river cruising, and also taking a trip on Cruise & Maritime’s Magellan. We arranged on the day of the show to take a visit to the ship to have a look around in order to plan a future trip. We also wanted to plan a group trip for 54 people, so it was great to be able to organise a familiarisation trip in person.”

Yvonne Ayres, Tring Travel

“There really was a lot of different exhibitors. Everyone was really helpful and it certainly gave me some good ideas. When you’ve been doing trips in the same area for four to five years you start to run out of ideas, then you go to a show like the GLTS and you think yes, I can combine new things and there’s more to do than I thought. We’ll be booking something on the back of our visit.”

Derek Shipley, Sheffield U3A

“I found the Group Leisure & Travel Show to be welcoming and inspiring and definitely worth a visit! I’ll be back next year!”

Rebecca Carberry, Abbey Tours UK

“We were spoilt for choice with ideas at the show, we fancy west Somerset, north Wales, the Lake District, Derbyshire, Matlock. We’re definitely going to book trips based on what we saw at the show. We also found out about new ways to book theatre trips, which will change where we decide to go in the future.”

Kenneth Johnson, After Eight Social Club

“I think the Group Leisure & Travel Show is fantastic. You learn such a lot while you’re there, the information is invaluable, you can network and you see stands and you think ‘Oh I never thought about that’. The whole show I think is brilliant.”

Kath Oakley, Derek’s Tours

“I look forward to the GLTS event every year. We come to find out about what’s new and what’s changed and to meet up with our friends we see at the exhibiting organisations. I’ve got a few quotes from places I want to visit. I think I’ll get some great prices as a result of coming.”

Ken Marston, Friends of Tamworth

“The show has given us lots of great ideas. New ideas, like visiting the new Royal Mint Visitor Centre and Wedgwood. We came last year and acted on four different ideas that we picked up, so that was really positive. We hope to do the same this year.”

Carol Turland, Dene Valley U3A

“I really enjoyed the show it was a great way to meet our suppliers and make new contacts..”

Mark Durrant, Johnsons Coaches

“I very much enjoyed the GL&T show 2015. As a first time visitor I was impressed with the range of travel ideas available to visitors and came home with a number to follow up. The seminar sessions covered a good selection of topics too.”

Carol Gower, Cranbrook Business Association

“The GLTS 2015 was a great show. It was friendly and intimate and I got some ideas from it. I found it very helpful.”

Frances Forder, Priory Group

“I was very happy with the atmosphere and all the available information at the show. all stallholders were enthusiastic and helpful.”

John S Midgley, Brandon Coaches

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