Group travel organisers [GTOS]from all over the UK descended on Llandudno this week for a very special showcase event [25-28 September].
The Daish’s Holidays Group Showcase took place at the Somerset Hotel on the majestic seafront of this long established and popular resort in North Wales.
Featuring scenic tours of Conway and the Anglesey coast as well as a trip to the dramatic and mountainous terrain of Snowdonia, the event was coordinated by UK group travel specialists Steve Reed Tourism Ltd. The group took in the tour onboard one of Daish’s five brand new Mercedes Benz’s coaches.
The group of 40 GTOS were there to sample Daish’s latest hotel acquisition – the Somerset – and were keen to see a selection of group tours with the hotel as a touring base. They took in a number of top quality attractions and destinations. Courtesy of Cadw Wales, the VIPS visited Conwy Castle as well as Beaumaris Castle.
And Britain’s longest place name Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwlllantysiliogogogogoch was next on the schedule with a visit for lunch and shopping at James Pringles Weavers – a prominent coach attraction and another highlight.
The GTOS also enjoyed the Llandudno Tramway funicular railway ride up the Great Orme – a visit which provided a memorable view of the resort.
Another scenic touring day included the National Trust’s beautiful Bodnant Gardens. This was followed by a tour and lunch of the fascinating and high quality Bodnant Welsh Foods Centre near to the Gardens. A tour of Betws Y Coed and the Llanberis Pass through Snowdonia preceded a visit to the National Slate Museum in Llanberis.
Martin Jenkins is the National Field Sales Manager for Daish’s Holidays:
‘We were very glad to showcase our very latest Daish’s hotel – the Somerset in Llandudno – to the group travel organisers from around the country. We now have eight super hotels for groups and self drive customers in seven great resorts in Weymouth, Eastbourne, Bournemouth, Torquay, Newquay, the Isle of Wight and now Llandudno! says Martin.
For further information about Daish’s Holidays and the Somerset Hotel telephone  6388 41 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coach Tours UK’s Advertisement Manager Matthew Inglis attended this excellent trip, see our November issue out on the 28th October for a full review.