News & Views

The latest group travel news & views to help you organise great group trips.

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Our journey: a timeline of Group Leisure & Travel magazine

We take a trip down memory lane and look back at some of the many highlights in Group Leisure & Travel magazine’s 25-year history…

Shearings

First new-look Shearings coaches out on the road for UK tours

The Shearings brand was acquired by touring company Leger Holidays earlier this year and has recently started its first coach tours.

John Lennon's sister Julie Baird with the Imagine piano

John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ piano goes on display at Liverpool’s Strawberry Field attraction

John Lennon’s sister Julia Baird has welcomed the arrival of her brother’s piano, used to compose and record Imagine, to Liverpool’s Strawberry Field attraction. 

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GLT March 2020 cover

A look back at the March edition featuring:

• How GLT magazine has helped readers
• Publisher Rob Yandell's highlights
• Comments from key travel figures

... and much more.

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Coaching Venues & Excursions Guide front cover

Coaching Venues & Excursions Guide 2021 available now in print and online

The 2021 edition of the Coaching Venues & Excursions guide offers lots of ideas and inspiration and is available to buy now.

Bishops Palace, Somerset

New exhibition to celebrate 800 years since the construction of Bishop’s Palace

Bishop’s Palace in Somerset has opened a special exhibition which runs until the end of 2021, aiming to take visitors on a journey through the site’s 800 year history.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Annual survey reveals England’s most popular attractions during 2019

The annual attractions survey by VisitEngland has revealed the most popular free and paid-for attractions visited during 2019. 

Royal Ascot, winner of Best Event for Groups at the 2020 GLT Awards

Strike a pose: 2020 GLT Award winners share their trophy pictures

All of the 2020 Group Leisure & Travel Award winners have now received their trophies and many have shared some fantastic photos in some wonderful settings. Here are some of our favourites.

iPhone

Facing up to technology and the mother of all coach trips

Grumpy group organiser on his new phone and a huge coach trip which takes in 18 different countries.

Tower of London

Getting back out there and the future of travel

Our regular columnist Grumpy Group Organiser speaks about his first trip to London since lockdown, why GLT is different and saving the future of travel.