The Group Leisure & Travel Show 2017 is just over a week away: Here, members of the team plus some of those from our media partner, Group Leisure & Travel magazine, share what they’re most looking forward to.

From meeting the celebrity Seminar Theatre speakers to catching up with Group Leisure & Travel magazine readers, here’s what the team is most excited about.

Keeley Rodgers, editor said…

Keeley Rodgers.

“This will be my first show as editor of Group Leisure & Travel magazine and I’m really looking forward to seeing the industry come alive. I can’t wait to meet plenty of dedicated group travel organisers and find out what our exhibitors have on offer. See you all there!”

Graham Yandell, show director of GLTS said…

“It’s always a real pleasure to be involved in this brilliant event and to meet so many old friends at the NEC. It is a highlight of my year.”

Sharon Yandell.

Sharon Yandell, exhibition sales manager said…

“I am so looking forward to meeting all the exhibitors in person. Having worked with and spoken to so many of our exhibitors throughout the year, I can’t wait to see them all face to face for a catch up.”

Rachel Bailey.

Rachel Bailey, associate editor said…

“The Seminar Theatre line-up looks fantastic this year; I can’t wait to hear what our celebrity experts will have to say. Topics are due to range from what gardens groups should visit to amazing rail journeys across the world. As well as being highly entertaining, all of the speakers will aid group organisers in their future travels.”

Ivana Perkins, business development manager said…

Ivana Perkins.

“As a new member of the Group Leisure & Travel team I’m looking forward to putting faces to names and getting to know the people who make up this wonderful industry.”

Emma Cash, exhibition organiser said…

“I’m excited about seeing all the exhibitors in one room – it’s always such a good feeling to see the whole show come together under one roof after a year of hard work putting it all together. I can’t wait to meet Hugo the St Bernard on the Switzerland Travel Centre Stand, and perhaps even have a go at a game of skittles with the Serious about Events team.”

Laura Sexton.

Laura Sexton, editorial assistant said…

“I’m looking forward to meeting our readers and exhibitors with whom we’ve built strong relationships with over the years, as well as new faces who share our passion for travel. Besides our team, each exhibitor works extremely hard to create wonderful stands, and I’m looking forward to seeing them all as I go around the hall.”

Sophie Kench, advertising sales executive said…

Sophie Kench

“I’m looking forward to seeing all my clients and saying goodbye to them before I head off on maternity leave.”

Rob Yandell, publisher said…

“This year we’ve launched a new look and a new brand for Group Leisure & Travel magazine. I can’t wait to hear some feedback from our readers, and celebrate the occasion with some tasty mocktails on the GLT stand. Don’t forget to pop by and say hello.”

Sue Fletcher, advertising sales manager said…

Sue Fletcher.

“Seeing all our hard work paid off at the show is incredibly satisfying – it’s brilliant to observe each exhibitor interacting with visitors and celebrating all that’s amazing in group travel.”


Register to visit the GLTS

The annual show will host a wide and diverse range of exhibitors including top attractions, tourist boards and accommodation providers, ticketing agencies, coach companies and tour operators – all ready to look after groups.

There are also four seminars presented by celebrity speakers and free parking for GTOs and coach operators that pre-register for the event online.
You can register for free entry now.

Find the simple Visitor Registration form at – why wait?