From standing room only Keynotes to dazzling entertainment up and down the aisles, the British Tourism & Travel Show (BTTS) wowed the domestic travel trade industry for 2019.

The leading event for domestic tourism was buzzing with activity over the two days, with 2,837 attending the show last month at the NEC Birmingham – including some of the biggest tour operators, travel organisers, coach operators and travel agents in the country. They came to meet over 250 leading hotels, visitor attractions, venues, DMOs and popular destinations – all providing inspiration and ideas for group tours and trips around the UK and Europe.

Summing up his show experience, attendee Doug Spencer, group tours organiser at Matlock Travel Society, says: “It was an excellent show that exceeded my expectations. This year I came away with plenty of inspiration and new ideas for our group’s future day trips. It was good to meet with new exhibitors and to catch up with exhibitors that we have met with in the past. There was an excellent atmosphere prevailing and the Keynote speakers that I listened to were both extremely interesting and inspiring. A very enjoyable and well worthwhile day.”

David Maguire, the show’s event director, adds: “The BTTS team are feeling incredibly proud after this year’s British Tourism & Travel Show, which was, once again, a roaring success. The enthusiasm from our exhibitors, the amazing onsite performances, surprise guests, captivating Keynotes and quality visitors made this year’s show one of the best yet.

“Our exhibitors have also been thrilled with the seniority and sheer number of relevant industry group travel organisers and tour operators that they got to meet. So much so, that we’re delighted to report that 60% of exhibitors have already rebooked for next year."

Save the date for 2020
The British Tourism & Travel Show returns to the NEC Birmingham on 25-26 March 2020. For further information, please visit

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