GLTS 2017

The 2018 Group Leisure & Travel Show (GLTS) has reported another busy period of exhibitor bookings, as the show heads towards its next and much anticipated presentation at the NEC on Thursday 11th October.

Amongst many big names keen to give group organisers, coach operators and travel buyers a warm welcome to the NEC, will be the Eden Project, Lowther Castle & Gardens, Mackenzie Hotels, Westminster Abbey and Visit Buckinghamshire, who are just some of the latest additions to the exhibitor list, offering a varied and unique range of specialist information and offers to visitors, who can review all that is best in group travel, both in the UK and overseas, all under one roof.

Exhibition sales manager Sharon Yandell revealed yet more positive news by confirming that GLTS advance stand sales have exceeded expectations and are well up on this time last year. Sharon comments: “Indications are for another sell-out event this year as venues, tour operators, attractions, theatres and specialist companies come together to meet, help and advise our visitors.

In addition to exhibitors at the GLTS, visitors can look forward to this year’s celebrity speaker line-up in the seminar theatre, which features travel expert and broadcaster Simon Calder; TV gardener and presenter Carol Klein; as well as TV personality and author, Gyles Brandreth. The highly entertaining talks at GLTS are free and will be open to all visitors. 

The GLTS is the biggest group travel exhibition of its kind in the UK and remains the must-attend annual event for those serious about group travel. Visitors can register for free entry now at

Free coach travel will also be offered to the event at the NEC from selected destinations and details of routes and times will be announced via the show website in the near future. Pre-registered visitors can also qualify for free parking at the NEC. A free bacon butty breakfast is also provided for visitors arriving before 11.00am. 

Why visit the show?

The Group Leisure & Travel Show is Britain’s number one groups event, established for over 21 years and is exclusively aimed at people who organise group visits, trips and holidays. Leading GTOs and coach operators will meet together with experts from attractions, hotels, tour operators, airlines, cruise lines, theatre agents, events, tourist boards and much more.

Show organiser Emma Cash has the last word: “At the end of the day our visitors can expect to take away lots of ideas, new contacts and exclusive offers. They can also look forward to an inspirational day which will be relaxing and fun. We are really looking forward to it.”

Companies, venues and organisations interested in exhibiting or sponsoring at the 2018 event, which takes place in Hall 19 of the NEC on Thursday 11th October, can call Sharon Yandell on 01908-613323 or e-mail

For more information visit the official show website: