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Thursday 10th October 2019 at the Marshall Arena at Stadium MK, Milton Keynes.

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Seminar Programme

TV presenter Kate Humble completes GLT Show line-up

Writer and broadcaster Kate Humble is the third celebrity speaker announced for this year’s Group Leisure & Travel Show, taking place on Thursday 10th October at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.

With a TV career spanning over two decades, Kate is well known for presenting hugely popular wildlife programmes including Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Animal Park.

Kate, who is known for championing the countryside and great outdoors, had her first travel article published by The Telegraph in 1996 and that same year landed her first job at the BBC.

In 2007 Kate moved to a small holding in Wales and in 2012 set up Humble by Nature – a rural skills centre on a working farm in Monmouthshire, offering visitors a range of courses and accommodation. She is the author of three books, the latest of which is Thinking on my Feet, celebrating the many benefits of walking.

Kate will join travel expert Simon Calder & Julie Peasgood in the Seminar Theatre.

Photo credit: Clare Richardson.

Julie Peasgood sailing back to GLT Show

Accomplished travel writer, TV presenter and cruise expert Julie Peasgood has been confirmed as the second celebrity speaker for the free Seminar Theatre programme at this year’s Group Leisure & Travel Show.

It will be Julie’s second appearance at the exhibition, which takes place this year on Thursday 10th October at a new venue – the Marshall Arena at Stadium MK, Milton Keynes.

Julie, whose career spans over 40 years of theatre and television including Emmerdale, Brookside, The Alan Titchmarsh Show and the new Russell T Davies series Years and Years, was one of the celebrity speakers at the 2016 event and has been a columnist for Group Leisure & Travel Magazine for the last few years, sharing invaluable travel advice and cruise tips.

About the show, julie said:

“I loved speaking at the Group Leisure and Travel Show a couple of years ago – everyone was so welcoming. This time I shall be talking about cruises (as I’m about to embark on my 77th!) and I’m really looking forward to returning – to see familiar friendly faces and meet new ones!”

About the show, simon said:

“It’s a really interesting event because you get the whole spectrum; group travel organisers doing great things in the UK and overseas to visitor attractions, hotels and it’s an atmosphere which is very warm, very friendly.” Speaking at the 2018 show, Simon described it as being “great for networking, doing deals and to see what the opposition is doing.”

Simon Calder to make welcome return as GLT Show speaker this October

As well as being senior travel editor of The Independent, travel guru Simon Calder is an acclaimed TV and radio broadcaster, featuring as the ‘go to’ expert on programmes including BBC Breakfast, Good Morning Britain and both the BBC and ITV News.

Visitors to last year’s GLT Show enjoyed Simon sharing even more of his knowledge and travel expertise during another topical talk and presentation.

Simon previously commented that the travel industry is “devoted to human happiness” and in an interview with Group Leisure & Travel magazine, he shared his optimism for travel, adding: “We are living at a time when we have the widest horizons of every generation and people have the freedom to go to places.”

Seminar sessions and appearances subject to change.

Past speakers include…

Our fantastic seminar speakers have entertained and attracted guests at the Group Leisure & Travel Show in the past, including…
Nicholas Owen

Gyles Brandreth

Television Personality and ‘Culture Vulture’

Nicholas Owen

Carol Klein

Gardener and Television Presenter

Nicholas Owen

Nicholas Owen

Newscaster and Television Presenter

Simon Reeve

Adventurer, TV presenter and Author

Joe Swift

TV Gardener & Presenter

Dan Cruickshank

Dan Cruickshank

TV Historian and Presenter

Chris Beardshaw

Chris Beardshaw

TV Presenter and Celebrity Gardener

Jasmine Birtles

Financial and Money Saving Expert

Jane Archer

UK’s Leading Cruise Expert

Alexis Conran

Fraud specialist and star of The Real Hustle

Julie Peasgood

Television presenter, journalist and actress

Simon Calder

Travel Editor, The Independent

Nick Greenfield

European Tour Operators Association

Martin Roberts

Travel expert and TV presenter

Eric Knowles

Antiques and history expert, and TV broadcaster

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