Find your perfect group trip at the GLTT

Date Posted: 01/09/2012

Hall 11 at the NEC Birmingham will host the Group Leisure & Travel Trade Show on 19th and 20th September – an essential event for people who organise group trips and holidays.

Find your ideal group travel trip, speak to a whole host of travel experts, and meet like-minded people at the show that’s exclusively for you.

Whether you’re interested in day trips, theatre visits, short breaks or long haul tours, the Group Leisure & Travel Trade Show (GLTT) is the number one event of its kind in the UK – make time for it and you’ll be well rewarded.

There’s free entry, a complimentary breakfast, coach transfers from points throughout the country, and free parking (terms and conditions apply – see For two days this month, you’re the VIP and famous names, iconic places and specialist advisors are on hand to help you with your group travel and leisure plans.

Where and when?

Wednesday 19th September: 10am – 4.30pm
Thursday 20th September: 10am – 4pm

Hall 11, NEC Birmingham

Who will you meet at the GLTT 2012?

•    Tour operators
•    Destinations at home and abroad
•    Historic properties
•    West End shows
•    Coach companies
•    Hotels of all types
•    Museums
•    Cruise lines
•    Shopping venues
•    Gardens
•    Ferry companies
•    World-class events
•    Leading visitor attractions

..... and much more.

Of course, there will also be the usual fun and games to tempt you. From competitions to win holidays and short breaks, to giveaways, you will surely leave the NEC with a bag full of goodies and a head full of ideas.

Free bacon butties to start your day

Before 11am on both days of the show, visitors are treated to a complimentary bacon butty breakfast. It’s just one of the things GLTT organisers do to look after you. The breakfast is sponsored by, the website from Group Leisure magazine. Head to the Refreshment Centre signposted for something tasty.

Your Official Show Guide – only at the NEC

Get the show guide when visiting the GLTT, which lists all exhibitors with descriptions of what they do, with details of how and who to contact for group travel information. The guide also includes a floor plan to help you navigate the hall and is a handy tool post show too.

Entry to the show

Pre-registration has now closed, but you can simply turn up on the day to receive free entry to the show.

Get more information about the visitor experience by going to the GLTT website at

Show sponsors

Specialist in UK, Irish and Continental coach holidays for groups, Majestic Tours is sponsoring the show bags full of information, goodies and your show guide. Much-loved Christmas show, The Snowman is also sponsoring the bags and will be appearing at the Peacock Theatre in London’s West End between the 28th November and 6th January.

Hot West End ticket, Mamma Mia! will once again be providing the show lanyards, so you can have a slice of the Greek Isles around your neck.

You’re special so enjoy free parking

As official show sponsor, Group Leisure magazine is once again providing free parking to group travel organisers, coach operators and members of the travel trade who attend the show and have pre-registered (terms and conditions apply – see Do not pay for a ticket before visiting the show and save. Make sure you head to the Group Leisure magazine stand (537) to get your voucher to exit the car park for free on the day of your visit.

A VIP oasis in the Premier Lounge for nominated visitors

If you have been nominated as a Premier Club member by an exhibitor you can access the Premier Lounge with complimentary refreshments and papers on hand in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Sponsored by the Who’s Who in Group Leisure directory, there will be a free light lunch provided on both days. Who said you weren’t looked after?

How to get to the NEC, Birmingham

The GLTT 2012 takes place in Hall 11 of the National Exhibition Centre, which boasts good on-site parking facilities and is also easy to reach, with comprehensive motorway access from the M1, M6, M40 and M42 to the A45. A free shuttle bus is available from most car parks in the NEC which will transport you to the exhibition venue. Parking for Hall 11 is in the north car parks.

The NEC has its own railway station, Birmingham International, which is linked to the exhibition centre by a covered bridgelink. The NEC enjoys direct access to the capital, with London only 90 minutes away by train. Other regional towns can also be easily reached from Birmingham International.

Birmingham International Airport is only a few minutes from the venue, with airlines servicing the airport from over 34 different destinations in the UK, Europe and North America. Birmingham International Airport is also accessible from London Heathrow and London Gatwick as well as other regional airports.

Free coach transport to the GLTT

The coach routes are free of charge to enable visitors to come to the GLTT at the NEC.

For further details and to book your place, please contact each individual operator. Note that seats must be pre-booked.

Wednesday 19th September

London Kings Cross
Hemel Hempstead
Toddington M1 Services

Epsom Coaches:

M6, Keele Services

Selwyns Travel:

Thursday 20th September


Eddie Brown Tours:

London Kings Cross
St Albans
Milton Keynes

Epsom Coaches:

See you at the NEC Birmingham on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th September for the GLTT 2012!

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