News & Views

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

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.

Ian Stuart, Stuart Line Cruises

Tributes paid to Stuart Line Cruises’ ‘Mr Exmouth’ who was “champion of coach travel”

Described as ‘Mr Exmouth’, tributes have been paid to Ian Stuart of Stuart Line Cruises in Devon who has died at the age of 56. 

Windermere Lake Cruises' MV Swift on a lake trail

Windermere Lake Cruises offers extra incentives for groups

Windermere Lake Cruises has announced extra incentives and packages for group travel organisers. 


Latest issue

GLT October 2020 cover

Your October edition includes:

• Places Linked to Literature
• GTOs' experience with tour operators
• Organiser Philip Howe on resuming trips
• Ideas for future holidays in Wales

... and much more.

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Isle of Wight Tours coach

Isle of Wight Tours ceases trading after 31 years

Tour operator, Isle of Wight Tours has ceased trading and has released details of how refunds can be obtained.

RHS Garden Wisley's Glow illuminations

Group rates for RHS Gardens’ Christmas Glow events

Tickets for Glow at the RHS Gardens are now on sale to group organisers and coach operators as the charity prepares to light up its gardens for the festive season.

Harewood House at Christmas

Harewood House announces Christmas season for group visits

Harewood House in west Yorkshire has announced details of its Christmas season for groups including a festive market and a specially themed display. 

The Box, Plymouth

New museum and cultural attraction 'The Box' opens in Plymouth

The Box in Plymouth has opened its doors for the first time - the largest arts and heritage museum space to open in the UK this year.


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.