The 10 most-read news stories of 2014

Date Posted: 13/01/2015

In the past year Group Leisure has posted more than 900 news stories on for group travel organisers. But some stories have captured your imaginations more than others. 

Here are the news articles that have been top of your pops in 2014.

1.    Sequel to Dreamboats and Petticoats

This story broke the news about the UK tour of Dreamboats and Miniskirts, a musical that picked up where Dreamboats and Petticoats left off.

2.    Daish’s acquires two seafront hotels in Weymouth

This news article revealed that group tour operator Daish’s Holidays had bagged their sixth and seventh hotels in Weymouth.

3.    The Bodyguard embarks on a UK tour

It was revealed on 29th April that the West End hit The Bodyguard was moving on from the Adelphi to embark on a UK tour.

4.    Poppy installation at Tower of London marks WW1 centenary

On 20th February, we posted the news that ceramic artist Paul Cummins would be collaborating with the stage designer Tom Piper to create a field of 888,26 poppies around the Tower of London, to commemorate World War One.

5.    Coronation Street Tour opens this spring

Groups found out on 24th January that they could book in to take a tour of the Coronation Street set in Manchester’s Quay Street.

6.    New tour explores Sri Lanka's wildlife

On 31st July we gave you the low down on a new Cox & Kings tour that took travellers around Sri Lanka.

7.    Travel awards vote Disneyland and Birmingham the best for groups

On the morning after the awards before, we broke the news about the winners of the annual Group Leisure Awards.

8.    To Kill a Mockingbird 2014 season and UK tour

This story gave readers the scoop on the stage production of To Kill a Mockingbird that was launching at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre before going on a UK tour.

9.    Rebekah Tailor steps down as editor of Group Leisure

In September, we broke the news that Rebekah Tailor was moving on from her role as editor of Group Leisure magazine.

10.    Bespoke guided walks of ‘hidden’ Edinburgh

This article offered up the insider info on a new guided walk company called Edinburgh Walks.

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