2019 Seminar Programme
Taking groups on a cruise
Julie Peasgood has a multi-faceted career as an accomplished actress, TV presenter and producer, an award-winning writer and events host. A veteran of no less than 80 cruises, Julie writes about travel for the Mail on Sunday and has regular columns in GLT and Crafts Beautiful magazines. At this year’s show Julie will be discussing all aspects of taking groups on cruises – sharing ideas, experiences, advice and dispelling a few myths!
25 Years in Travel
Simon is the senior travel editor of The Independent as well as an acclaimed TV and radio presenter. Known as the ‘go to’ expert for all things travel and “the man who pays his way”, Simon will be looking back at 25 years on the travel desk, discussing trends and sharing his experiences as well as looking at opportunities and ideas in group travel.
In Conversation: The Joy of Getting off the Beaten Track
Writer and broadcaster Kate presents hugely popular wildlife programmes including Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Animal Park. Well known for championing the countryside and the great outdoors, Kate will be sharing her passion for the British countryside, encouraging group travel organisers to make the most of Britain’s beautiful natural sights.
Photo credit: Clare Richardson.
The biggest, most important event in group travel
‘Successful’, ‘fantastic’, ‘fabulous’ and ‘a must for group organisers’: was just some of the positive feedback about the 2018 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.
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2018 GLT Show Video Highlights…
Our 2018 Group Leisure & Travel Show video review gives you a flavour for the event, with comments from exhibitors, visitors, celebrity speakers and organisers.
and here’s What our celebrity speaker, Simon Calder had to say about the Group Leisure & Travel Show…
- 84% of exhibitors said the 2017 GLT Show produced good business prospects 84% 84%
- 90% of exhibitors said the show produced good business prospects 90% 90%
93% of exhibitors met the right type of people
Kate Howe of Stevenage Travel
“I’ve spoken to LeisurePlex, Warner Leisure, Kew Gardens, See Tickets and Culture Coventry and it has been good to get a variety of ideas. It has also been great to hear about different theatre shows such as Come From Away, Nine to Five and The Waitress.”
Roger Tacq group organiser for the Huntingdon U3A
“It has been absolutely fantastic today, we’ve really enjoyed coming back to the GLT Show. The speakers have been great and Gyles Brandreth was on good form. Because of Brexit we’ve been looking at different UK destinations and attractions to visit with our group and there has been so many of them at the show today to speak to.”.
Anna Fletcher from Cotswold Tourism
“The show has been really busy today, we’ve had lots of different types of people coming to the stand and lots of genuine interest in what we offer. A few years ago people were asking where the Cotswolds were but now it’s a case of us telling them about everything that is on offer because the Cotswolds is well and truly on the map.”
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
Official Media Partner
Learn more about Group Leisure & Travel magazine, the official media partner of the 2019 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.