Ribble Valley tourism meet up

A number of Ribble Valley tourism businesses recently came together to plan ahead for the future of coach parties to the Lancashire area.

Ribble Valley has a far reaching collection of coach-stop attractions, quaint market towns, accommodation and picturesque scenic tour routes.

The tourism businesses met at the Foxfields Hotel to look at ways to provide an even better service for future group visitors.

The event was coordinated by UK group travel specialists Steve Reed Tourism from Hampshire who were working in conjunction with Visit Ribble Valley.

Attendees representing Lancashire tourism included James Places (hotel and visitor attractions); Whalley Abbey; The Spread Eagle in Sawley; Melt candle-makers; Browsholme Hall; Waddow Hall; Clitheroe Castle Museum; David Johns Tour Guide and Brethertons Goldline Coaches. 

Tom Pridmore, tourism and events officer for Ribble Valley Borough Council, commented: “It was great to get some of our top providers together for this special group travel planning session. Everyone contributed to what turned out to be a super and worthwhile day – an event which sets the scene for lots more group bookings for Ribble Valley.”

More about Steve Reed Tourism

Steve Reed Tourism Ltd is a tourism marketing company working all over the country with offices in Hampshire, and an array of clients throughout the UK.

Established since 1999, the company has experience and background in both the private and public sector tourism industries, working with hotels, visitor attractions, shopping centres, transport providers, tourist boards and local authorities.

Steve Reed hosts a number of group travel roadshows throughout the year. Forthcoming events include a Kittywake Cruises and Ena Mill Showcase on 17th September; the Group Buyer Forum North at Samlesbury Hall on 18th September; and a Dorset Showcase from 1st to 5th October.

For further information visit www.stevereedtourism.co.uk.