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2020 shows at The British Motor Museum

2020 shows at The British Motor Museum

The British Motor Museum has announced a schedule of 18 unique motoring shows for 2020, including the return of its Gaydon Land Rover Show and the National Metro & Mini Show, which will be celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Metro. There’s also the opportunity...

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Albatross Travel partners with Disneyland Paris

Albatross Travel partners with Disneyland Paris

Albatross Travel has agreed a new premium supplier relationship with Disneyland Paris, enabling the company to offer the best value itineraries for coach operators and group travel organisers for 2020 and beyond. Under the new relationship, Albatross Travel will offer...

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Kew to host a regal display

Kew to host a regal display

Next year sees Kew Palace mark the 200th anniversary of the death of King George III with a new display. Opening on 3 April 2020, visitors to Kew Palace, located in the heart of Kew Gardens and included in garden admission, will discover the monarch behind the...

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The award-winning Great West Way

The award-winning Great West Way

In the same month that England’s Great West Way® celebrates its official first anniversary, it has won the award for Launch Campaign of the Year at the Travolution Awards. The Great West Way is a touring route between London and Bristol. As well as large areas of...

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Exciting times for Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market!

Exciting times for Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market!

Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market has been short-listed as one of Europe’s top 20 Christmas Markets by European Best Destinations – and is now in the running to be crowned the best Christmas Market in Europe 2020. The market is often acclaimed as one of the best...

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Bury St Edmunds celebrates 1,000 years of history

Bury St Edmunds celebrates 1,000 years of history

Groups visiting Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk next year can celebrate the founding of the Abbey of St Edmund by King Canute 1000 years ago with a programme of events leading up to the weekend of St Edmund’s Day on 20 November 2020. The first Patron Saint of England and...

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Record year for Arundel Castle

Record year for Arundel Castle

Arundel Castle in West Sussex is celebrating its most successful season to date, drawing visitors from far and wide with a record-breaking 60,000 blooming tulips, a world-class jousting tournament and the ultimate who-would-win showdown. Over the Easter bank holiday...

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Ancestral tours launched

Ancestral tours launched

Supporting the growing trend in ancestral tourism, US Connections, a large-scale collaboration between 13 destinations, led by Destination Plymouth, has developed over 40 new bookable tourism products for international visitors that will be available to book in the...

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A Hull lot more to offer…

A Hull lot more to offer…

Tour operators from all over the UK sampled the delights of a delightful and, for many, a surprising city last week. Hull – which was crowned UK City of Culture in 2017 – was hosting a group of coach and tour operators and GTOs during the 2019 Visit Hull Group Buyer...

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Exciting times for GTW magazine!

Exciting times for GTW magazine!

Group Travel World (GTW) magazine has a big announcement this month: we’re joining forces with one of the UK’s top travel trade companies to arrange a series of exciting tourism events From 2020, Group Travel World magazine and Steve Reed Tourism Ltd of Hampshire are...

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All change at London‘s Museum of the Home

All change at London‘s Museum of the Home

London‘s Museum of the Home (formerly the Geffrye Museum of the Home) will be re-opening in Summer 2020, following a major development revealing a beautiful new exhibition and event space.  New display spaces will present the Museum’s unique collection of previously...

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Full speed ahead… festive gift ideas

Full speed ahead… festive gift ideas

The British Motor Museum has everything all wrapped up for Christmas – whether it’s a day out admiring over 300 British classic cars or a thoughtful and unique gift. The Museum's gift voucher includes two admission tickets and a souvenir guidebook as a memento. The...

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Mayflower-themed tours on offer for 2020

Mayflower-themed tours on offer for 2020

European Tour Specialist, Reformation Tours, has launched a collection of fully commissionable Mayflower-themed tours that have been tailored to meet the increased demand from ancestral tourists keen to learn more about the momentous Mayflower journey undertaken from...

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Travel Businesses to Partner for Group Buyer Forums.

Travel Businesses to Partner for Group Buyer Forums.

Dream Ticket for Tourism Industry.  15.11.19 One of the UK’s top travel trade companies is combining forces with a major group travel magazine to arrange a series of exciting tourism set pieces. Group Travel World magazine, based in Peterborough and Steve Reed Tourism...

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Christmas at Cheddar Gorge & Caves

Christmas at Cheddar Gorge & Caves

Visitors to Cheddar Gorge & Caves can discover a magical festive secret hidden deep underground this Christmas. A team of Father Christmas’ elves has been hard at work constructing a fantastical workshop deep inside Gough’s Cave, and in the run up to Christmas,...

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2020 events at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

2020 events at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter has announced a range of special events for 2020, including… Introducing the Art Department (14th to 24th February): Original filmmakers demonstrate how they brought the wizarding world to life and visitors...

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Candlelight Christmas at Stonor Park

Candlelight Christmas at Stonor Park

For generations the Stonor family have delighted in decorating their glorious home, Stonor Park in Oxfordshire, for the festive season with natural greenery from the estate. This year is no exception and, once again, the doors will open later this month as the family...

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Christmas at Hatton Shopping Village

Christmas at Hatton Shopping Village

Hatton Shopping Village in Warwickshire is hosting several festive events in the run up to Christmas, from festive markets to craft fayres. And the best bit? Hatton Shopping Village has FREE entry with masses of FREE parking – see www.hattonworld.com/shopping-village...

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Cotswold Wildlife Park supports the Purple Poppy Appeal

Cotswold Wildlife Park supports the Purple Poppy Appeal

As well as honouring the service and sacrifice of all the heroic soldiers and fallen heroes this Remembrance Sunday, the team at Cotswold Wildlife Park are also proudly supporting the Purple Poppy Appeal, which honours the service of animals in war and provides a...

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Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh opens in London

Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh opens in London

TUTANKHAMUN: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh, presented by Viking Cruises, officially opened to the public this weekend – and GTW’s Julie Cousins was one of the first through the doors.  Produced by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and IMG, this exhibition of...

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Tailor Made Rail appoints Three Little Birds PR

Tailor Made Rail appoints Three Little Birds PR

Tailor Made Rail, independent rail travel experts specialising in bespoke rail holidays throughout Europe and around the world, has appointed tourism PR professionals Three Little Birds PR. The operator develops itineraries to meet travellers individual requirements,...

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Castle of Light hosts special access night

Castle of Light hosts special access night

Castle of Light is hosting a special access night to ensure as many people as possible can experience the animated storytelling tour at Edinburgh Castle this winter. Taking place on Monday 2 December, the access night will feature a range of specific support including...

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A wizard idea from Albatross Travel

A wizard idea from Albatross Travel

Hogwarts in the Snow and Gringotts Wizarding Bank are just two of the new exhibits that coach tour groups can experience on a visit to Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter, with Albatross Travel www.albatrosstravel.com – the tour’s preferred partner....

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Make 2020 blooming great

Make 2020 blooming great

From Flower Shows and festive ‘Glow’ illuminations to Rose Festivals and craft showcases, the RHS gardens are inspirational at any time of year. And with four – soon to be five – gardens around the country, garden lovers have plenty to choose from. Along with an...

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New Welsh tourist trail launched for groups

New Welsh tourist trail launched for groups

The tourism industry of Monmouthshire and Newport in South Wales came together in one of the most beautiful parts of Britain this week. The Georgian Shire Hall in Monmouth was the venue for a group travel day in the lower reaches of the beautiful Wye Valley, with an...

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CTA members enjoy the craic

CTA members enjoy the craic

Coach Tourism Association (CTA) members joined coach tour operators and group travel organisers from all over the country for a familiarisation trip to Ireland, pictured here at Fanad Head lighthouse. The wide ranging trip, organised by Tourism Ireland, Tourism...

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Paws for thought at Stratford Arts Fair

Paws for thought at Stratford Arts Fair

Stratford’s popular and free to enter Arts Fair – Discover:Gather:Give – returns to the historic Stratford-upon-Avon Town Hall over the weekend of 2 & 3 November. Alongside the 40 exceptional artists with an exciting and eclectic mix of paintings, illustrations,...

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Get in gear for Christmas…

Get in gear for Christmas…

Families are invited to get their Christmas season into gear with plenty of festive fun at the British Motor Museum. Christmas Craft weekends take place on 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 21 & 22 December when children can get creative and make a robin, snowman or Father...

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Meet the world’s oldest donkey!

Meet the world’s oldest donkey!

Hatton Adventure World in Warwickshire is celebrating the 60th birthday of its pet donkey, Bubbles, who is believed to be the oldest donkey in the world. Bubbles is thought to have been born in 1959, which is the date shown on her pet passport, making her the...

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Safari park’s Spooky Spectacular

Safari park’s Spooky Spectacular

West Midland Safari Park is getting ready to charm guests this Halloween season with its annual Spooky Spectacular event – and this year, there’s magic in the air… Beginning on 19 October, the two-week long festival includes ‘Potion Quest’, a brand-new interactive...

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Lowry Event for Groups in Salford Quays.

Lowry Event for Groups in Salford Quays.

Group Travel Forum Welcomes Tour Buyers and Tourism Industry.  The Lowry Art Gallery and Theatre in Salford Quays provided the ideal backdrop to a highly successful tourism industry set piece [14.10.19]. The annual Group Buyer Forum-North event took place at the Lowry...

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Spooky fun at Lulworth Castle

Spooky fun at Lulworth Castle

This October half-term, The Lulworth Estate on South Dorset’s UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast is hosting an incredible four days of ‘Spooky Fun’ at the storybook Lulworth Castle. The event is suitable for the whole family and includes a whole host of...

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The Albatross Group expands its team

The Albatross Group expands its team

Peter Stratton has been appointed as Head of New Business Development for the Kent-based travel group that includes Albatross Travel, Albatross Tours, Success Tours, Scenic Car Tours and Door2Tour. Peter, who has owned Simpson Recruitment, the travel industry...

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The Lincolnshire Food and Gift Fair returns

The Lincolnshire Food and Gift Fair returns

The Lincolnshire Food and Gift Fair returns to the Lincolnshire Showground this winter, and with more than 8,000 people expected to attend and advance tickets now on sale at www.lincolnshireshowground.co.uk/whats-on/event/foodandgift19 here’s everything you need to...

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Get up and Glow this winter

Get up and Glow this winter

Special discounted tickets have been introduced for groups visiting the festive ‘Glow’ illuminations at RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate. The tickets – available on Thursday evenings from Thursday 21st November to Thursday 19th December – are priced from £4 rather...

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Staffordshire’s onto a winner…

Staffordshire’s onto a winner…

Tourism bosses from around Staffordshire gathered at an iconic venue in the Potteries last week that was once the home of Josiah Wedgwood. Historic Etruria Hall – part of the Best Western PLUS Stoke-on-Trent Moat House Hotel – hosted a get-together of likeminded...

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The great outdoors? It’s roar-some!

The great outdoors? It’s roar-some!

A pair of endangered Amur tiger cubs - the world’s largest big cats - have ventured outside for the first time at Longleat Safari Park. Although initially cautious, the cubs, a male called Rusty and a female called Yuki, soon overcame their nerves and began exploring...

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See the light in Blackpool this autumn

See the light in Blackpool this autumn

Blackpool is gearing up for its biggest ever programme of FREE entertainment over the October half-term holiday. The award-winning Lightpool Festival, which will take place between October 11 and 26, will provide an amazing mix of live performance and light-based art...

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Sail into 2020 with The River Cruise Line

Sail into 2020 with The River Cruise Line

The River Cruise Line has announced the addition of the four-star MS Arena to its programme for 2020, alongside a series of new and improved itineraries for next year. The addition of the MS Arena, which will be offered exclusively by The River Cruise Line, marks the...

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Save the date for Excursions 2020

Save the date for Excursions 2020

Excursions 2020™ – one of the leading one-day group travel shows – will take place at Alexandra Palace, London on Saturday 25th January 2020. Delivering group travel inspiration for more than 40 years, Excursions is the longest running group travel show and has firmly...

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Go ape this weekend!

Go ape this weekend!

Hurry and you'll just catch Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre's fantastic 'Sept for Seniors' promotion, which runs until Monday. A fantastic attraction all year round, this much-loved Dorset attraction is now even better value, with its special offer allowing cut-price...

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Longleat 2020: bigger and better than ever!

Longleat 2020: bigger and better than ever!

Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire has announced its 2020 line-up of events, shows and festivals… Mini Safari: Easter 2020: An exciting new permanent addition to our Astonishing Kingdom; a miniature Safari Drive-through, specially designed for young explorers, will...

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Visit Lincoln shortlisted as a ‘Perfect Partner’

Visit Lincoln shortlisted as a ‘Perfect Partner’

Visit Lincoln has been shortlisted as a ‘Perfect Partner’ in LNER’s 2019 Legends Awards, designed to recognise and celebrate the achievements of LNER employees and the partners they work with.  “The nomination came as a wonderful surprise,'' says Charlotte Goy from...

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New wartime London tours from Albatross Travel

New wartime London tours from Albatross Travel

Albatross Travel www.albatrosstravel.com has launched a new themed tour commemorating wartime London for groups visiting the capital in 2020.  The two-night packaged tour, available on selected dates next year, includes a visit to the Churchill War Rooms, which...

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New installation at Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

New installation at Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

Groups heading to Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens in Northumberland can once again experience a beautiful contemporary installation, this time by world-renowned composer Arvo Pärt, and UK designers Arup. ‘Memory & Light’, is a multi-sensory installation of music,...

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Enchanted Evenings with English Heritage

Enchanted Evenings with English Heritage

In the run up to this Christmas, English Heritage will be lighting up the December darkness within the outstanding historic landscapes of some of its most prestigious houses and castles across the country. Picked for their spectacular grounds and inspired by their...

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See Edinburgh Castle in a new light

See Edinburgh Castle in a new light

History is set to come to life at Edinburgh Castle this winter, as the iconic landmark is illuminated with tales from Scotland’s past. The 90-minute journey of light, sound and wonder, entitled Castle of Light, will treat guests to an evening of dazzling animations,...

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National Memorial Arboretum appoints new MD

National Memorial Arboretum appoints new MD

Philippa Rawlinson has been appointed as Managing Director of the National Memorial Arboretum, which is part of The Royal British Legion. The award-winning free-to-enter 150-acre woodland site in Staffordshire is home to more than 380 memorials, including the national...

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Celebrating 30 years of Alfa Travel

Celebrating 30 years of Alfa Travel

This month, the Alfa Travel team unveil their new 2020 brochure, designed to celebrate 30 years of Alfa Travel delivering award winning holidays. Alfa Travel is part of the only employee owned UK travel company, ‘Alfa Leisureplex Group’, based in Chorley in...

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