The west is best for the UK travel trade with a special event coming up in Devon on Monday 18th April.
Arranged by Hampshire-based group travel specialists Steve Reed Tourism Ltd, the Group Travel Showcase will put Devon and West Country attractions, hotels and destinations together with some of the country’s top coach and tour operators, and it’s all about bringing lots of new coach parties – and their considerable spending power – to Devon.
Taking place at the superb National Marine Aquarium [NMA] in Plymouth and with the support of Visit Plymouth and The Devon Association of Tourist Attractions [DATA] the event also includes fam visits for the buyers to the South Devon Railway, Stuart Line River Cruises at Exmouth and to the Mayflower Museum and Smeaton Tower Lighthouse in Plymouth.
Attractions, destinations and hotels will meet the group travel organisers and coach operators face to face at the event in the NMA – as well as enjoying a tour of this incredible attraction.
The exhibitors read like a who’s who of West Country tourism and include English Heritage’s Tintagel Castle and ‘Castle’s of Devon’; Kent’s Cavern; Exmoor Zoo; The Landrover Experience; Clovelley; Daish’s Holidays; TLH Leisure Resort; Seaton Tramway; World of Country Life; Powderham Castle; West Somerset Railway; Great Days Travel Group; Devon Association of Tourist Attractions [DATA]; the Association of Group Travel Organisers [AGTO]; Eden Hotels; Dartmoor National Park and Visit Plymouth.
The VIPs will also hear all about the countdown to the Plymouth 400 celebrations – a huge international event in 2020 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower.
Hotels in Devon including Dartington Hall near Totnes, Bovey Castle on Dartmoor and Jurys Inn and the Duke of Cornwall Hotel in Plymouth are each hosting tour buyers on the night before the big event.
Steve Reed is the MD of Steve Reed Tourism: ‘The sailing of the Mayflower was an event of huge significance for the creation of the USA and the event in Plymouth on 18th April will help to create even more interest for Devon tourism amongst the travel industry.
‘The Pilgrims sailed out of Plymouth but we’re aiming to encourage tourists to come to this wonderful historic port and when they’re there, to sample some of the UK’s top attractions,’ says Steve.
Anyone keen to be a delegate on this event or to exhibit should contact Steve Reed Tourism on:-
Tel: 01420 560288