Organisers of the annual Group Leisure & Travel Show continue to report substantial interest in this October’s event as the group travel sector continues to fully recover.
The 2022 show, on 6th October at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes, will once again be the leading forum for a range of experiences and ideas. In addition to specialist exhibitors, the popular seminars return with celebrity speakers, offering the opportunity to meet a range of like-minded people and GTOs.
Show organiser, Sharon Yandell, said: “There is much ground still to be made up following the impact of Covid and that is where a dedicated and specialist event like the GLT Show comes into its own. Our job is to connect buyers and sellers and create a vibrant place where visitors can get the information they need from specialist exhibitors.
“Exhibitors enjoy the opportunity to share their expertise with visitors and group travel organisers can be assured they are dealing with reliable suppliers. Our research consistently shows that face-to-face contact and a proper conversation is paramount when it comes to GTOs placing new business or returning to providers they have used before.”
“Our research consistently shows that face-to-face contact and a proper conversation is paramount when it comes to GTOs placing new business or returning to providers they have used before.”
Sharon Yandell, GLT Show Organiser
Free to attend, free parking, free meals
The show offers free parking immediately adjacent to the exhibition hall, a free bacon butty breakfast and hot drink on arrival before 11am, as well as a free light lunch to GTO visitors and exhibitors.
There will be selected free coach travel from various locations and a complimentary shuttle bus service from Milton Keynes Central train station.
The proof is in positive feedback
Commenting at the 2021 show Frances Wright, a visitor from Highwoods Community Centre, said: “I’ve found some ideas here that will make great days out for the community centre and eventually on holiday. It’s not been too crowded, so there is a nice comfortable feel. I much prefer talking to people face-to-face and the show gives me that opportunity.”
Zoe Kent from exhibitor Blenheim Palace added: “We’ve had more time to talk to people and the group travel organisers here are of a really high quality. Sometimes it can be far too busy at trade shows and you have to move people on quite quickly and don’t get the time to get to know what they are looking for. The GLT Show feels like it has a friendlier approach than other trade shows I have exhibited at.”
Sharon Yandell summed up: “Our 2022 show will be a benchmark for full recovery and set a platform for growth and future success. I can promise everyone involved a great experience and I believe no one works harder to deliver that experience or invests more in bringing the group travel community together. Following on from the Group Leisure & Travel Awards the previous evening the 5th and 6th October are the must-do dates this year.”