Plans are well under way for the next Group Leisure & Travel Show, and it has been confirmed that if all goes to plan, the speaker line-up originally organised for last October will appear this year.

Flog It! presenter Paul Martin

Flog It! presenter Paul Martin will be discussing some of his favourite historic venues to visit.

The biggest and most successful exhibition for the groups sector will be back at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes on Thursday 7th October 2021 and feature a wide and varied range of venues and companies, eager to engage with and help visitors.

The confirmed celebrity speakers include travel pundit Simon Calder, and Flog It! presenter Paul Martin.

Each will have a session in the Seminar Theatre with the opportunity for questions from visitors after their talks. Seminars are free and open to all visitors to the exhibition, which also offers free entry for GTOs.

GLT Show director, Graham Yandell, said: “We are really excited about the speaker line-up, it is always a highlight of the exhibition and this year will be no exception.

“It is also good to see so many attractions, companies and venues participating. I know GTOs are chomping at the bit to get back to business and the GLT Show is the key date in the calendar to help them plan and book trips.”

Graham Yandell, GLT Show director

“Of course we are absolutely delighted to have Simon Calder returning to the show; he is a popular regular and always provides plenty of practical travel advice and inspiration.

Along with Paul Martin and Jilly Goolden, I have no doubt that visitors have much to look forward to at the main event for group travel this October.”

A look back at the 2019 exhibition including interviews with visitors, exhibitors and speakers.

Interested in exhibiting?

For companies and attractions that have not yet booked a stand, make sure you are part of an event that will help group tourism and travel recover, rebuild and plan forward.

For information about stand availability and options, contact Sharon Yandell via email at

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