Group travel specialists from Hampshire, Steve Reed Tourism Ltd have just announced another tranche of invitations for UK tour planners.
Showcase opportunities to help fill coaches across the country are available to group travel organisers, coach and tour operators and tour planners of all types. They’re taking place later this year and during 2019 at some top venues, attractions and destinations around the country.
Staffordshire – in the shape of the iconic National Memorial Arboretum – is hosting the annual Group Travel Forum event on Monday 22nd October. It features national exhibitors including Waddesdon Manor from Aylesbury; Compton Verney from Warwickshire; the West Midland Safari Park from Kidderminster; Ena Mill Retail from Greater Manchester and Daish’s Holidays who have eight hotels in seven British seaside resorts. Organisers will also be given their Free World of Wedgwood Factory Tour and Afternoons Teas tickets. Lunch and refreshments are included.
Oxford’s dreamy spires beckon for tour organisers on Monday 12th November when the world famous Bodleian Libraries provide a unique showcase which takes in tours of the Libraries, the Sheldonian Theatre, the Museum of the History of Science along with the twin attractions of Oxford Castle and Prison. City Sightseeing Oxford will also be involved in this exciting and free event. Lunch and refreshments are included.
Looking ahead to the now looming New Year, 26-28 March will highlight the English Riviera in Devon with a three day educational visit. Arranged in conjunction with the English Riviera BID Company, included are top attractions such as the Dartmouth Railway; Kents Cavern; Bygones; Babbacombe Model Village; Torre Abbey; Cockington Village and the Babbacombe Theatre. The event also includes the excellent annual English Riviera Holiday Show. Local hotels across the three resorts will feature in the event.
On Monday 29th April tour planners are being invited to meet and talk business directly with some of the cream of the UK tourism industry at Painshill Park in Surrey. This will be the venue for the annual Group Buyer Forum South set piece. Lunch and refreshments will be included. The exhibitors include Bletchley Park; Visit Guildford; and Denbies Wine Estate. The tour planners attending will be invited to snap up their free Thames River Cruise and Afternoon Teas offer.
And one of the leading UK holiday companies – Daish’s Holidays – will be having its 40th Anniversary Celebration Showcase 2-6 October 2019 at the original Daish’s Hotel [which gave the company its name] in the Isle of Wight. Taking in top attractions such as Carisbrooke Castle and Osborne House as well as scenic tours of the holiday island, the FAM is open to GTOS from around the UK. Return Wightlink ferry transport will be provided. Early booking is recommended.
Steve Reed is the MD of Steve Reed Tourism Ltd:
‘We’re approaching our twentieth year of working to put tour planners together with hotels, attractions and destinations. And we’re ever so glad to be still here alongside some of the very best organisations, companies and tourism businesses in the entire country.
‘But as usual we won’t rest until we have top group buyers signed up and the events we’re promoting now. We still have a few places left and these will be allocated on a first come, first served basis,’ explains Steve.