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 Jeanne Wilson opened her first hotel – Daish’s Hotel – in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight in 1979. Now her empire has expanded to take in nine destinations and a total of ten hotels. Her latest hotels are the County Hotel in Kendal, right in the heart of the Lake District and the North Shore [formerly known as the Manhattan Hotel] located on a prominent position on Blackpool’s North Promenade.

GTOs and coach and tour operators are heading to the County Hotel for a three night showcase visit 2-5 October 2020. They’ll have the chance to enjoy a stunning scenic tour of the English Lake District and in addition will experience the very best that Blackpool can offer groups of visitors – including the famous illuminations. The delegates attending this special two centre educational visit will have a lunch and a showround of the North Shore Hotel during their seaside trip. They’ll also take in a number of top attractions around Blackpool. Their Lake District tour will include a cruise on a lake, a visit to a whisky distillery and a ride on a heritage railway. And tour planners booking their places on the showcase will have their fee refunded if they subsequently book a holiday with Daish’s during 2021.

‘The acquisition of the Lake District and Blackpool hotels really gives tour planners and independent travellers a lot more holiday choice,’ says Martin Jenkins of Daish’s Holidays. ‘Customers now have an opportunity to choose from a variety of top destinations around the country – with each hotel offering the unique blend of top service, comfort and excellent value for money.’

Daish’s Holidays have ten hotels in nine resorts across England: The Prince Regent and Russell Hotels in Weymouth; The Sands Hotel in Bournemouth; the Claremont Hotel in Eastbourne; the Devonshire Hotel in Torquay; Barrowfields Hotel in Newquay, Daish’s Hotel in Shanklin, Isle of Wight; The County Hotel in Kendal; The North Shore in Blackpool and in Llandudno North Wales, the Somerset Hotel. http://www.daishs.com/

Anyone wishing to have more details of the 2-5 October 2010 Lake District and Blackpool event should contact Steve Reed Tourism Ltd: Email steve@steverredtourism.co.uk  [01420] 560288.