The Group Leisure & Travel Show is back at the Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes on Thursday 6th October. Visitors can now register online to attend the event for free, with complimentary coach transfer information now also available.
As always, the event is totally geared towards group travel organisers and coach operators looking for ideas, offers and specialist advice. It’s an occasion when the leading attractions, hotels, operators, tourist boards, cruise lines and all areas of the travel trade come together to help GTOs face-to-face with their specific needs.
GLT Show Organiser, Sharon Yandell said: “The overwhelming feedback last year was about how friendly and welcoming the event was. The visitor and exhibitor experience are of paramount importance to us and we work hard to ensure the day is not only valuable but also enjoyable.”
This was summed by up by Zoe Kent from 2021 exhibitor Blenheim Palace who said: “The GLT Show feels like it has a lot more of a friendlier approach than other trade shows I have exhibited at.”
Visitors and exhibitors can expect easy, free parking adjacent to the Arena, a complimentary bacon butty breakfast (it wouldn’t be the GLT Show without it), and a free light lunch for all. Sharon Yandell explained the thinking: “We introduced a sandwich lunch for visitors last year who really appreciated the extra efforts to make their experience the best it can be. So, this year we’re expanding lunch to include exhibitors too.”
Opening at 10am, visitors can expect to meet experts who really understand groups and come away with ideas and special offers. Plus, there will be talks in the Seminar Theatre which everyone can attend. The country’s leading travel expert, Simon Calder is already confirmed with more speakers due to be announced soon.
Free coach travel details
Various coach routes and pick up points for 2022 have now been published on the grouptravelshow.com website which provide visitors with the chance to travel to the event for free. Pre-booking is needed.
This service is being run in partnership with the following operators which are running the below routes, all aiming to arrive at the GLT Show by 11am, with a 4pm departure.
Route: Waterloo Station, Charing Cross Station, Victoria Station, Paddington Station, Kings Cross/London St Pancras International, Milton Keynes
Route: Newark, Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Milton Keynes
Route: Colchester, Chelmsford, Stevenage, Milton Keynes
There will also be a free shuttle service between Milton Keynes Central train station and the Marshall Arena departing every half an hour throughout the day.
You can register to attend the show for free by completing the easy form at www.grouptravelshow.com/register.
For exhibitors wanting to meet group organisers…
You can see exhibiting options, a floor plan and testimonials on the GLT Show website, and get help to secure the best position and answers to any questions you might have by contacting Sharon Yandell. Be a part of the best show for group travel on 6th October in Milton Keynes.