With just a week to go until the Group Leisure & Travel Show, here’s all the essential information you’ll need to make the most of the event. 

This year’s GLT Show, on Thursday 11th October, promises to be bigger and better – with a record number of visitors signing up to attend on the day. The biggest event in the group travel calendar, the show brings together a huge selection of destinations, attractions, tour operators and accommodation and service providers, offering fantastic group deals and special offers.

This year’s show will see many new first-time exhibitors as well as loyal repeat exhibitors who consider the show as their primary way of talking to GTOs face to face.

The what and when

This year’s show will take place at Birmingham’s NEC in Hall 19 on Thursday 11th October. Doors will open at 10am and close at 4pm.

There’s still time to register to attend, just head here.

Travel arrangements 

There is lots of on-site parking at the NEC and if you register as a visitor before the event you can benefit from a free parking offer. You simply park and then obtain a voucher from the dedicated booth in Hall 19 of the NEC (terms and conditions apply). 

Free coach transport is available from a range of pick up points across the country, but seats must be booked in advance. To find out more, visit grouptravelshow.com/coach-transport/

Visitors travelling to the NEC with Virgin Trains can claim 25% off their fares. 

Exhibitors and exciting competitions

There’ll be a fantastic range of exhibitors at the show offering great offers for groups. They range from stately homes and castles to gardens and tour operators. They’ll also be a lot of competitions and giveaways on the day. 

Group Leisure & Travel Show 2017

Visitors speak to exhibitors at the 2017 show held at the NEC in Birmingham.

For example, HF Holidays are offering the chance to win a pair of walking mugs plus with tea and biscuits by completing a short survey on the stand.

Stratford Manor Hotel will be running a special competition on the day for the chance to win a complimentary Dinner Bed and Breakfast stay.

Just for Groups! will be promoting the chance to win a free weekend break with sister company Grand UK Hotels.

You can read about more giveaways and competitions here.

Seminar speakers

This year’s seminar programme will involve three talks from travel industry experts and famous names. The free-to-attend Seminar Theatre will be headlined by Simon Calder, the well-known TV pundit and travel editor of The Independent, who is joined by TV broadcaster and author Gyles Brandreth and TV gardening expert Carol Klein.

All of the speakers will be offering advice on group visits and are available for Q&As following their presentations. Visitors are able to simply turn up on the day to access the popular seminars.

To find out more and register to attend the show visit www.grouptravelshow.com