One of the south of England’s most popular tourist destinations has just announced its 2018 showcase event for groups.
Guildford in the heart of beautiful Surrey will be welcoming the UK travel trade for the weekend 27-29 October 2018. Arranged by Visit Guildford and coordinated by group travel specialists Steve Reed Tourism Ltd, the group travel set-piece aims to encourage new group bookings whilst showcasing the very best that the area can offer tourists.
Tour operators and group travel organisers from all over the country will be based at the superb Guildford Holiday Inn for the two nights Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October. The buyers will take in tours of local attractions. Diana Roberts is the Tourism Manager for Visit Guildford:
‘We’re so pleased that we have the Holiday Inn Hotel on board for this prestigious and business-generating activity,’ says Diana.‘Our area has many iconic attractions, museums and heritage sites – such as grand country houses, sublime gardens, art galleries, vineyards, award winning breweries and top theatres – not to mention boat trips, wonderful specialist shopping and mouth-watering restaurants and eateries.’
The tour planners will have the opportunity to see many group attractions during their fact-finding stay – these could include RHS Wisley; the Hogsback Brewery; Watts Gallery and Artist’s Village; Painshill Park; the Yvonne Arnoud Theatre; Brooklands Museum; the Wey and Arun Canal Cruises; G-Live Theatre, as well as tasting Albury Vineyard wines and Silent Pool Gin.’ Katie Taylor is the Director of Sales for the Guildford Holiday Inn Hotel:
‘The Holiday Inn is an ideal accommodation base for quality groups and the showcase will illustrate how good we are at looking after groups of visitors, explains Katie.‘And the tour planners will see how many top attractions there are within Guildford and the wider area.’
Anyone wishing to reserve their places on the Guildford Showcase 2018 should email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone  560288