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Autumn in Estonia

Autumn will soon be upon us – and the serene forests, wetlands, islands, gardens and cities of Estonia will be awash with autumn colour. From harvest festivals to catching lampreys in the river with a local fisherman, here's our round up of the top events in Estonia...

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Cruise ship experience for groups with CMV

Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) is offering dinner and overnight events ideal for groups. A cruise ship is the perfect venue offering a high standard of accommodation, excellent dining, drinks, entertainment, dancing and breakfast the following morning. Groups can...

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Spring events at the RHS Gardens

What more uplifting way for a group to enjoy a day out in Spring than at an RHS Garden, with their fabulous displays of bulbs, blossoms and special events. From the Royal Horticultural Society’s historic home, RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey, to the beautiful RHS Garden...

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‘Festivalise’ your event at Butlin’s Conferences & Events

The ‘festivalisation’ of events is a key trend in the MICE sector – and one that's set to continue throughout 2019 and beyond. Butlin’s Conference & Events, a leader in the MICE arena and already renowned for embodying the term ‘corporate playground’, is embracing...

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One Showcase, two hotels, lots of fun!

Group travel organisers from around the country will be setting their sights on two great tourist destinations next year: the Lake District and Europe’s largest resort, Blackpool. Daish’s Holidays have been in operation for 40 years, ever since owner and founder...

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The Royal Yacht Britannia is a must for groups

The Royal Yacht Britannia sailed over one million miles on nearly a thousand official visits for the British Royal Family. An iconic symbol of the Commonwealth, Her Majesty The Queen’s former floating palace was built in Clydebank at John Brown & Company’s...

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CTA members have their ‘i’ on Brighton at summer BBQ

Coach Tourism Association (CTA) members headed down to Brighton for their annual Summer get together and before you could say ‘why is that deckchair so big’ they were looking down on the resort from a great height, thanks to a flight on the British Airways i360....

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Join the 2020 Southern Wales Group Buyer Showcase

The date of the 2020 Southern Wales Group Buyer Showcase has just been announced. This now well established annual set piece for the travel trade takes places 1-3 March 2020 and will feature two night’s accommodation, attraction visits across the region and a high...

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Cambridge Folk Festival a huge success

Following four days of outstanding music and glorious sunshine, the 55th Cambridge Folk Festival drew to a close on Sunday night. It’s estimated that more than 11,000 people passed through the hallowed gates of Cherry Hinton Hall to soak up the festival’s relaxed vibe...

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HF Holidays Showcase Walking Holidays.

‘Those Groups are Made for Walking’. Walking group specialists HF Holidays this week encouraged tour planners from around the UK to don their boots and head for the country. It took place in one of the country’s most beautiful tourist spots And the sublime destination...

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Newquay Zoo wins national award

Cornwall’s top zoo has won a national award for an exhibit about the Asian songbird crisis. Newquay Zoo won Gold at the recent British & Irish Association of Zoos & Aquariums (BIAZA) Annual Awards. The award, for the charity zoo’s Gems of the Jungle exhibit,...

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Tiny baby is big news for conservation

Keepers are celebrating at West Midland Safari Park following the appearance of a critically endangered teeny-tiny pancake tortoise. The miniscule youngster is about the size of a bottle-top - which is what's currently being used as a water bowl for the tiny...

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Enjoy a Retro Afternoon Tea at K West Hotel

Afternoon Tea Week (12-18 August 2019), is just around the corner - and, to celebrate, K West Hotel & Spa in London has created a confectionary-inspired afternoon tea certain to tempt your sweet tooth.  Enter a world of confectionary surprises with K West Hotel’s...

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That’s all mine!

It’s been hot, hot, hot of late over in the Cotswolds, and keepers at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens have had to be creative in a bid to keep the animals in their care cool, calm and well watered.  The park's lemurs have been enjoying cooling slices of...

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God’s House Tower unveils its multi-million pound revamp

Following a £3.1million refurbishment, the 700-year-old Grade 1 listed God's House Tower - a scheduled ancient monument in Southampton's Old Town - will reopen in autumn 2019 as a unique arts and heritage venue. A warm welcome to groups will be a priority and plans...

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Purr-fect new arrivals

A pair of endangered Amur tiger cubs - the world’s largest big cats - have been born at Longleat. The tiger births are the first at the Wiltshire safari park for nearly 20 years, and keepers say they are delighted with the cubs’ progress. In preparation for their...

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Durker Roods opens its doors to groups

A Yorkshire Dales hotel last week welcomed the UK travel trade during a special showcase event. The Durker Roods Hotel near the historic village of Holmfirth – famous for its Last of The Summer Wine connections – hosted a group of coach and tour operators from around...

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Meet the cast of The Prince of Egypt

News has emerged of the talented line-up set to star in the UK premiere of The Prince of Egypt, which opens at the Dominion Theatre on 5 February 2020. Luke Brady will take on the lead role of Moses alongside Liam Tamne as Ramses, while Christine Allado will play...

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Airedale launches 2020 with new tours galore

Airedale Tours has launched its 2020 brochure and biggest ever programme to date, with over 40 new tour ideas for groups in the UK, Europe and Worldwide. Commercial Manager Rob Carroll told us, “All the Airedale Classics are there, but we have enhanced our offering...

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See Essex in a new light…

Looking for new places to visit and take your group? Visit Essex has got it covered! The Essex Group Travel Show, supported by Group Travel World magazine, will take place on Tuesday 8 October at the Jobserve Community Stadium in Colchester, from 10.30am to 2.30pm –...

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Exciting opportunity at Visit Lincoln

Lydia Rusling, Visit Lincoln’s chief executive, has announced she is stepping down at the end of August after two and a half years at the helm of the award-winning Destination Management Organisation. She is leaving to take a new senior role at East Lindsey District...

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UK Salesperson of the Year joins Connections

Connections, the unique, international private community for decision makers in high-end travel, has announced that Robbie Jones, formerly awarded 2016 UK Salesperson of the Year for the world’s leading events organiser Reed Exhibitions, will join their team this...

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Line-up revealed for British Science Festival

The British Science Association (BSA) has unveiled the full programme and opened bookings for the British Science Festival 2019. Held in partnership with the University of Warwick, the Festival will transform Coventry and Warwickshire into a celebration of science and...

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Changes on the AGTO Board

AGTO, the Association of Group Travel Organisers, has appointed four new directors as it moves to further strengthen membership and travel trade engagement. The new directors are Lynne Cooper, group travel trade manager with New Lanark Mills World Heritage Site,...

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Rabbie’s Tours nominated for top award

Rabbie’s Tours has been nominated for the 'Best Escorted Tours Holiday Company' in the prestigious 2019 British Travel Awards (BTAs). The winners will be determined by the consumer, who have until 30 September to cast their vote, with the successful companies...

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Cambridge Folk Festival 2019

There’s just over a fortnight  to go before the gates to Cherry Hinton Hall open to fans for Cambridge Folk Festival 2019! Established by Cambridge City Council and held each year since 1965, Cambridge Folk Festival is one of the longest running and most prestigious...

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Only Fools and Horses returns to Dreamland

This August, Dreamland in Margate will host its biggest ever Only Fools and Horses exhibition to celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of its most popular episodes – the Christmas special The Jolly Boys’ Outing – which was filmed at the attraction in the 1980s. From...

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Travel trade guru to retire

The travel trade is losing a charismatic and high profile tourism icon, and stand by for more superlatives... writes Steve Reed of Steve Reed Tourism. For that’s the opinion of many in the tourism industry when the name Diana Roberts of Visit Guildford is mentioned....

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Animal Adventure launches at London Zoo

Zookeepers at ZSL London Zoo are getting ready to move animals into the new zoo-within-a-zoo on Wednesday 31 July, creating an exciting nature-inspired adventure-play destination for the capital this summer holidays. With 32,000 sq ft of space dedicated to inspiring...

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Safari park clinches two top awards

Staff at West Midland Safari Park are celebrating after winning two prestigious national awards, recognising excellence in photography and service to group travel. Both prizes have been awarded by national organisations who are very significant to the park, the first...

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The 40th Warwick Folk Festival returns

The countdown has begun to the 40th Warwick Folk Festival, which returns from July 25-28 with Billy Bragg headlining. This year the festival has a new site layout with improved access to all areas and the introduction of a new festival village including craft, food...

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Group bookings to take off at Royal Air Force Museum

UK travel trade specialists Steve Reed Tourism Ltd have just revealed the date and venue of their Group Buyer Forum-South event for 2020. The Royal Air Force Museum in London will provide the top class and stunning backdrop to the annual set piece on Monday 21...

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Spirits return to Hensol Castle

A craft spirit distillery, gin school, visitor experience, bonded warehouse and bottling plant is coming to 400-year old Hensol Castle at the Vale Resort in South Wales, as part of a £7m scheme to bring the castle back into use. The basement of the 17th century, Grade...

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Industry CEOs urged to Sleepout for charity

Rob Russell, co-CEO of AC Group, and Joss Croft, CEO of UKinbound, are making a call to travel industry CEOs to join the annual CEO Sleepout to raise money under a 'travel sector' banner. The pair have confirmed their participation in the event to raise awareness of...

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Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live set to tour Europe

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live™ has announced its first European tour, starting in the UK, before heading to Poland and Denmark in 2020. In partnership with Live Nation and Raycom-Legacy Content Company (RLCC), Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live creates an immersive...

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New attraction roars into Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo is to be the first place in the Midlands to host the BRICKLIVE Big Cats exhibition, which will be available every day of the summer holidays from July 13. This unique collection of LEGO® brick models will join a fantastic summer line up following the...

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Endangered lemur is Newquay Zoo’s crowning glory

Visitors to Newquay Zoo in Cornwall this summer can meet the attraction's crowning glory - a gorgeous baby crowned lemur. The zoo's curator of animals John Meek says: “We are thrilled to welcome this cute bundle of joy as it is a great effort towards the conservation...

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Tourism Society appoints new Chief Executive

Keith Brown has joined the Tourism Society as its Chief Executive. A highly respected and innovative senior executive with extensive experience in the hospitality and tourism sectors, he takes up the post with immediate effect. Keith was previously Chief Executive of...

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Discover The Connections Way

Pioneering London-based event organiser Connections is to evolve its offering in 2020 by creating an invitation-only international private community for senior executives in the high-end travel industry. Since its launch in 2014, the company has developed an approach...

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Hastings Contemporary opens this weekend

Hastings Contemporary, a new, independent art gallery will open to the public this Saturday 6 July 2019. Set on the historic Stade on the seafront in Hastings, the gallery will bring a dynamic programme of modern and contemporary art to the South East, exploring and...

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Great group and trade rates available for the Lehman Trilogy

Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre and in New York, the NT and Neal Street Productions' critically acclaimed The Lehman Trilogy has transferred to the Piccadilly Theatre. The story of a family and a company that changed the world, it's told in three...

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Take an evening tour of the Royal Liver Building

Liverpool's newest tourist attraction, RLB360, has announced it will be opening later into the evenings to meet visitor demand. The Royal Liver Building tour unlocked the iconic waterfront building to the public for the first time and has proved hugely popular,...

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Monaco now has even more to offer

Set along almost four kilometres of deep turquoise coastline on the Mediterranean’s glittering Côte D’Azur, the principality of Monaco is inhabited by 38,000 citizens. Beloved of the international jet set, the destination draws over seven million visitors per year,...

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Explore Hull – home of the Sistine Chapel

Tour planners wishing to see exactly why Hull was named UK City of Culture for 2017 can now sign up for a special, high quality group buyer showcase from 17-18 November 2019. Arranged by Visit Hull and East Yorkshire [VHEY] and coordinated by national travel trade...

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Take a Royal Collections tour

Albatross Travel – www.albatrosstravel.com – is celebrating the bicentenary of Queen Victoria’s birth with its latest Royal Collections tours packaged with overnight stays for coach operators and group organisers. The company has a choice of one and two night tours...

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Sign up for the 2020 English Riviera Group Buyer Showcase

The 2020 date for the annual English Riviera Group Buyer Showcase and fam event to South Devon has just been announced - and group organisers and tour operators are invited to sign up. The event will run from March 17-19, 2020, organised by the English Riviera...

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Head to the Enchanted Forest

Tickets for the Enchanted Forest, Perthshire's multi-award-winning sound and light show, have now gone on sale. The 2019 event, entitled Cosmos, is inspired by the vastness and natural beauty of the skies above Faskally Wood, with visitors able to follow a winding...

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