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The British Tourism & Travel Show 2018 has now confirmed its line-up.

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The largest tourism event for the UK and Ireland’s travel trade opens at the NEC next week (from March 21-22), and the British Tourism & Travel Show 2018 has now confirmed its line-up.

Encore Tickets founder and CTA’s chairman John Wales, Visit Heritage’s founder Sarah Greenwood, and transport and travel consultant Allan Edmondson, are set to appear in The Tourism Society’s annual Question Time panel discussion.

The Tourism Question Time session will take place at 2.15pm on Wednesday 21 March, with a lively debate into the future of the domestic tourism sector, chaired by Bernard Donoghue, chairman of the Tourism Alliance and director of Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA). As in previous years, Donoghue will be inviting questions from the audience to put to the panel.  Topics are likely to include Brexit, safety and security, customer experience, and general domestic tourism trends.

Discovering the latest group packages, tours and incentives from over 270 visitor attractions, venues, destinations, hotels, transport providers, associations and DMOs from across the UK and Ireland is just part of the British Tourism & Travel Show’s long-standing appeal.

Visitors also benefit from expert insights, strategies and ideas (that can help their travel companies) from a host of senior industry figures in the show’s free-to-attend Keynote programme.

Previously confirmed sessions include Angela Rippon CBE; Google’s industry head of travel Ruairidh Robert; Justin East, director of innovation at Merlin Entertainments; Max Sinclair, founder of EcoCompanion; and Andy Headington, CEO of Adido.

The show will also see the return of the AGTO’s (The Association of Group Travel Organisers) ‘Question Time: The Changing Face of Group Travel’. Taking place on Thursday 22 March at 11.30am, this lively session, exclusively for group travel organisers, will be facilitated by AGTO’s CEO Wendy Hartley-Scarff.

Tricia Regan (South Quay Travel), Luke Golding (Travlaw LLP), Steve Reed (Steve Reed Tourism), and Julia Passmore (GTO Association of Friends) are among the panellists sharing their thoughts around the current issues and challenges facing group travel organisers today.

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