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Red carpet couture meets Georgian high fashion

Red carpet couture meets Georgian high fashion

The glittering world of the Georgian court is set to meet the high glamour of the modern day red carpet in a new exhibition at Kensington Palace next spring. Crown to Couture will see contemporary couture worn by high profile celebrities, including Lady Gaga,...

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The butterfly that fluttered by…

The butterfly that fluttered by…

Escape the cold and feel the festive warmth at Stratford Butterfly Farm this Christmas. With temperatures of 25°C, this popular attraction is the ideal spot to enjoy the heat of a summer’s day, however distant that may feel... Visitors can watch the stunning Christmas...

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Grab your tickets to Excursions 2023

Grab your tickets to Excursions 2023

Pre-registration is now open for free show entry to Excursions 2023 on Saturday 28th January 2023 at Twickenham Stadium. The popular group travel show is a fantastic opportunity to discover group-friendly attractions, plan destination-led days out and short breaks and...

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On track for a happy Christmas

On track for a happy Christmas

Santa and his team of elves will be returning to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) this Christmas with the return of its popular Santa Special services. Tickets are now on sale, with Christmas services running on December 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, and from December...

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Can you help beat a World Record?

Can you help beat a World Record?

Elves are making a return to the streets of Weymouth this month (26 November) with We Are Weymouth’s Elf World Record Attempt and the Christmas light Illumination. This year, locals and visitors alike are asked to don their best elf attire and head down to New Bond...

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New ticket agency to boost trade sales

New ticket agency to boost trade sales

A new theatre ticketing agency has been launched, focused on travel trade business for the West End. Ticketpipe – https://ticketpipe.co.uk/ – has been set up by industry veterans John Wales and Sean Sweeney, two of the founding team behind Encore Tickets in 2000. It...

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Winter events at Shakespeare’s Globe

Winter events at Shakespeare’s Globe

Shakespeare’s Globe has announced a new series of events for the winter, including a range of guided walking tours… • 18 November – 8 February: Shakespeare’s True Crimes Walking Tour explores the criminal history of the historic Bankside community, including...

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Tour the official residences of His Majesty The King

Tour the official residences of His Majesty The King

The Royal Collection Trust has announced its programme of group visits and private tours at the official residences of His Majesty The King for 2022-23… Windsor Castle From 24 November 2022, visitors will see the State Apartments transformed with Christmas trees and...

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Henry V launches Shakespeare’s Globe’s winter season

Henry V launches Shakespeare’s Globe’s winter season

Launching Shakespeare’s Globe’s winter season, Henry V opens in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on 10 November, running until 4 February, 2023. Director Holly Race Roughan explains: “Shakespeare’s plays are packed with so many universal ideas they remain...

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GTW readers explore Peaky Blinders Country

GTW readers explore Peaky Blinders Country

The latest Daish’s and Friends GTO Roadshow event took place in late October. Working closely with Discover Dudley – and located in the group-friendly Dudley Canal and Caverns attraction next door to the Black Country Living Museum – the tour planners met Daish’s...

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Christmas comes early to Hatton Shopping Village

Christmas comes early to Hatton Shopping Village

Hatton Shopping Village in Warwickshire, the quintessentially English Victorian shopping venue, is hosting several free festive events in the run up to Christmas. Famed since its conversion from traditional Victorian farm buildings some 40 years ago, it is now home to...

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Christmas comes to Hatton Adventure World

Christmas comes to Hatton Adventure World

Hatton Adventure World in Warwickshire is to host a brand new magical Christmas immersive experience – The Enchanted Christmas Kingdom – every weekend from 26 November and every day from 17 December to 24 December. Covid-19 has made visits to Father Christmas...

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Register your interest now for Excursions 2023

Register your interest now for Excursions 2023

Excursions will return to Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 28 January, 2023 – subscribe at excursionsshow.com to keep up to date with the latest show news As the longest running group travel show, Excursions has firmly established itself as a must-attend event in the...

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Discover Hull this autumn

Discover Hull this autumn

Explore the hidden corners and ancient alleyways of Hull’s Old Town, home to many of the seven free museums and galleries in the city centre; discover secrets of the ocean at The Deep; explore the three shopping centres in the pedestrianised city centre, and enjoy the...

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Take to the water’s edge

Take to the water’s edge

No coach tour of the south west is complete without a trip to Clovelly in North Devon, and group travel expert Julie Cousins writes: “Just how glorious is this view… and it’s all yours when you head to the village of Clovelly in North Devon: still a fully functioning...

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Hampton Court Palace in bloom

Hampton Court Palace in bloom

Dates have now been announced for Hampton Court Palace’s 2023 Tulip Festival, when thousands of tulips will bloom throughout the attraction’s grounds and courtyards. A special trail will guide visitors around the displays, revealing the history of the blooms, which...

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Jubilee wonder

Jubilee wonder

It was at the heart of the region’s year as UK City of Culture, and Coventry Cathedral still has lots to celebrate... This year marks the Diamond Jubilee of Coventry’s New Cathedral, and there’s no better time to discover its blend of medieval history and modern...

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Step back in time

Step back in time

Life in the Fifties is brought to life with a twist in a new exhibition at Beamish, the Living Museum of the North in County Durham. Its 1950s Front Street Terrace now features John’s Café, Middleton’s Quality Fish and Chips and Elizabeth’s Hairdressers, plus the new...

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All aboard for half-term fun

All aboard for half-term fun

This month sees the return of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s Light Spectacular event, departing from Pickering station every evening during October half-term, from the 22-30 October at 6pm and 7.45pm. The year draws to a close with December’s Santa Special...

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Food and Gift Fair returns to Lincolnshire Showground

Food and Gift Fair returns to Lincolnshire Showground

LINCOLNSHIRE Showground has revealed this year's date for its 2022 Food and Gift Fair, which will take place on Saturday 26 November and Sunday 27 November. Advanced tickets are now on sale, with members of the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society able to take part in an...

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Great West Way Travel Trade Marketplace 2022

Great West Way Travel Trade Marketplace 2022

England’s Great West Way®, one of the world’s premier touring routes between London and Bristol, has opened registration bookings for its popular Travel Trade Marketplace event, where travel industry representatives and international and domestic travel trade buyers...

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See the light…

See the light…

Group tickets are now on sale for 15 Christmas light trails across the UK, including new trails in Kent, Yorkshire and Hertfordshire – with 10% off for groups of 15-plus. New trails include… • 'Christmas Lights at Leeds Castle', which will run from November 25 until...

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Discover the ‘Magic of Science’ at the British Motor Museum

Discover the ‘Magic of Science’ at the British Motor Museum

Families can discover the Magic of Science at the British Motor Museum this half-term from 22-30 October. Children can get up close to one of the Ford Anglias which starred in the film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – and then join the mad scientists for some...

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Anyone for a tipple?

Anyone for a tipple?

Shakespeare Distillery in Stratford-upon-Avon has expanded its business in the town centre and opened a brand-new experiences space at No 1 High Street – once home to Judith Shakespeare, daughter of William – called ‘Judith’s’. Shakespeare Distillery has also launched...

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WickedDirect launches

WickedDirect launches

Hit London musical Wicked has announced the official launch of its new global distribution platform for the travel and tourism, corporate and group leisure industries – Wicked Direct – a platform that makes booking group tickets faster, easier and commercially more...

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Daish’s Holidays hits the big screen

Daish’s Holidays hits the big screen

One of the country’s top hotel and holiday companies has produced a handy tour planning tool for GTOs and coach and tour operators. Daish’s Holidays has worked with UK travel trade specialists Steve Reed Tourism and North Wales-based Eastwood Media to create a short...

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Re-opening of the official residences of His Majesty The King

Re-opening of the official residences of His Majesty The King

The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Queen’s Gallery, Edinburgh will re-open to visitors on Thursday 22 September; Windsor Castle will re-open on Thursday 29 September. The Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace...

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Her Majesty The Queen

Her Majesty The Queen

1926 - 2022 It was with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Here at Group Travel World magazine we are grateful to Her Majesty for a lifetime of devoted service to the people of the United Kingdom and the...

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A Tulip Festival fit for a King

A Tulip Festival fit for a King

It’s been announced that next year’s epic Tulip Festival at Hampton Court Palace will take place from 12 April to 2 May, 2023, bringing the palace to life as thousands of tulips bloom throughout the gardens and courtyards. A special trail will guide visitors around...

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Visit an eerie underwater world

Visit an eerie underwater world

An ocean adventure is set to weave its way through the streets of Weymouth this autumn as Activate and the Inside Out Dorset Festival present the 2022 Dusk Till Dark spectacle: 'Peixos by Surruga'. This free to attend event is a parade inside an eerie underwater world...

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New website helps GTOs explore Hull

New website helps GTOs explore Hull

Hull is a city full of surprises, which changes with the light, the tide and the seasons… To help you plan your group trip to this vibrant city, a new website has been launched – hullgrouptravel.com – with information on everything from free coach parking and meet and...

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Save the date!

Save the date!

Excursions will return to Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 28 January 2023 – subscribe at excursionsshow.com to keep up to date with the latest show news. As the longest running group travel show, Excursions has firmly established itself as a must-attend event in the...

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The birth of a legend

The birth of a legend

In a first for the British Motor Museum, motorcycles are the new star attraction… As a departure from its normally car-based exhibitions, the British Motor Museum in Warwickshire is diving into the world of motorcycles. A new collaboration with Triumph Motorcycles...

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Sign up now for the Southport Group Travel Day

Sign up now for the Southport Group Travel Day

Arranged by Visit Southport, in conjunction with travel trade specialists Steve Reed Tourism Ltd, the Southport Group Travel Day on Monday 24 April, 2023 will feature a superb mini exhibition of local and regional attractions in the morning, with the option of a...

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Knights to Remember at Bolingbroke Back in Time

Knights to Remember at Bolingbroke Back in Time

Join Heritage Lincolnshire and the Friends of Bolingbroke Castle as they team up with the Plantagenet Society to bring you a weekend to remember from August 20-21, 2022 at Bolingbroke Castle in Spilsby. Charlotte Davey, Sites Manager at Heritage Lincolnshire says:...

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Hotel Indigo Chester appoints new General Manager

Hotel Indigo Chester appoints new General Manager

Hotel Indigo Chester has appointed a new General Manager. Scott Rankin (pictured here) joins from Holiday Inn Portsmouth, where he was Business Excellence Manager. Scott has held numerous roles within hotels over the past 22 years from chef and reception manager to...

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New partnership to boost ‘things to do’ sector

New partnership to boost ‘things to do’ sector

Lovetovisit.com and business-to-business digital platform Tourism Exchange Great Britain (TXGB) have announced a new partnership for the 'things to do' sector that aims to remove fragmentation from the ticketing landscape, digitally enable smaller business and...

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Tour a royal retreat

Tour a royal retreat

Frogmore House has been a royal retreat since it was bought by Queen Charlotte in 1790 – and this month groups can take a guided tour of the house and garden and explore this royal gem like never before. Queen Charlotte and her daughters’ passions for art and botany...

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Riviera Travel launches new Signature tour collection

Riviera Travel launches new Signature tour collection

Riviera Travel has introduced 40 upgraded European and Worldwide itineraries as part of its new Signature tour collection for 2023.  The tours, for a maximum of 25 people, will travel to a range of destinations, including North America, Costa Rica, India and...

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Steam into Summer

Steam into Summer

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway has announced that its ‘Summer family’ tickets are now on sale, giving families and groups the chance to explore 24 miles of spectacular views through the North York Moors National Park. Tickets are priced at £88 (for two adults and...

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The big reveal…

The big reveal…

The studio-house of Victorian artist and former President of the Royal Academy, Sir Frederic Leighton, is set to re-open in mid-October following a multi-million pound transformation.  On the edge of Holland Park in Kensington, London, Leighton House is famed for its...

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Explore East Sussex

Explore East Sussex

Group Travel World readers are invited on a special trip to celebrate the many East Sussex attractions on offer, which is being hosted by Daish’s Holidays this autumn. Herstmonceux Castle (pictured here), Michelham Priory and the British Tea Museum are among the...

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On winning form

On winning form

The Tack Room restaurant in Newmarket proved an odds-on favourite with the Group Travel World magazine team on a recent trip to the National Horse Racing Museum.  In a fantastic spot in the pretty King’s Yard (which once stabled King Charles II’s horses), you’ll pass...

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Underground cruise beckons for tour planners…

Underground cruise beckons for tour planners…

Dudley – famous for being the backdrop to the Peaky Blinders TV drama – is the setting for the next Daish’s and Friends GTO Showcase on Thursday 20th October, which will feature an underground voyage at the nearby Dudley Canal and Caverns, as well as a trip to The...

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Manchester City’s Stadium Tour celebrates a win

Manchester City’s Stadium Tour celebrates a win

Manchester City’s Stadium Tour has been awarded a Travellers’ Choice ‘Best of the Best‘ Award by Tripadvisor – its highest honour. Using the latest technology, dreams come true on Manchester City’s award-winning Stadium Tour as groups sit and interact with Pep...

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Silverstone Interactive Museum launches new group tours

Silverstone Interactive Museum launches new group tours

A new range of guided group tours has been launched at Silverstone Interactive Museum. Designed for 20-plus people, the tours give a general overview of the museum’s ten zones and its heritage track trail, or can be tailored to your group’s interests. Groups can spend...

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Daish’s Holidays sees late bookings soar

Daish’s Holidays sees late bookings soar

With the threat of airport strikes and overseas travel disruption looming, many holidaymakers are opting to spend the summer season on domestic shores – and leading UK hotel chain Daish’s Holidays has reported a surge in late bookings for summer 2022, with a 12 per...

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British Motor Museum to celebrate 100 years of the Austin Seven

British Motor Museum to celebrate 100 years of the Austin Seven

The British Motor Museum is to host a brand new exhibition – ‘Small car. Big history: 100 years of the Austin Seven’ – which will open on 22 July to mark a century of the small car that made such a big impact. From its launch in 1922, the exhibition will explore the...

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