Group travel organisers have given their verdict on the new location for this year’s Group Leisure & Travel Show.

Marshall Arena, Stadium MK, Milton Keynes

The Marshall Arena, Stadium MK, is the new venue for the Group Leisure & Travel Show 2019. 

Visiting the Marshall Arena at Stadium MK, Milton Keynes, which is where the 2019 exhibition will be staged on Thursday 10th October, the GTOs were impressed with the facilities.

Mary Gotts, GTO for the Huntingdon U3A, commented on “how easy everything is”, adding: “When I saw the arena, and the floorspace, it certainly had the wow factor. Coaches are able to park right outside; you’ve got the Premier Lounge upstairs and the catering options seem great.”

Others said a major factor was the free parking – with hundreds of spaces right outside the arena. Sylvia Saxon, chair of the New Meridian Association said hosting the GLT Show in Milton Keynes “makes sense” and that visitors will be able to make a “real day of it with shops, restaurants and everything you need on the doorstep”. Sylvia added: “As soon as I heard this year’s show was in Milton Keynes I knew it would be right.”

Marian, Sylvia and Mary

Group travel organisers Marian Durbidge, Sylvia Saxon and Mary Gotts at Stadium MK. 

Marian Durbidge of the Herts Theatre Club added: “I’m really looking forward to this year’s show. Everything is so easy at the Marshall Arena. And because it’s the first time the Group Leisure & Travel Show has been held in Milton Keynes there’s such a buzz about it – everyone will want to be here.”

Register or exhibit at this year’s Group Leisure & Travel Show

Kate Humble, Simon Calder and Julie Peasgood have been announced as this year’s celebrity speakers for the free-to-attend Seminar Theatre at the show.

This year, the market leading exhibition is being staged at a different venue to create new opportunities for visitors and exhibitors. The annual black-tie Group Leisure & Travel Awards dinner will be held the previous evening at the nearby Hilton hotel. 

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