Please see below some exciting new opportunities for tour planners and tourism businesses including invitations to Manchester, Lancashire, the Peak District and the English Riviera. Also, there is important information about the new and exclusive GTO Club called TWA or Travel World Association. If you’re not already a member of TWA see the link www.travelworldassocation.com/join/ It’s ideal for both tour planners and tourism businesses wishing to get more group bookings from active tour planners.
Hope to see you soon!
Group Buyer FAM
Marsham Court Showcase 24-25 November.
TWA members are invited to the Bournemouth Christmas FAM trip event which includes an overnight stay at Marsham Court Hotel, entry to the Russell Coates museum, a visit to the Christmas Tree Festival and lunch cruise with City Cruises Poole.
Spectacular Christmas tree trail, enchanting illuminations and seasonal family fun! Experience the magical spectacle of hundreds of glittering trees from around the world. See them shimmer against the night skies along our pine-scented walkways. Explore the Alpine Market and skate under the stars in our enchanting Victorian gardens. Enjoy live music, entertainment and illuminations around the resort.
Marsham Court Hotel offers high-quality accommodation in a wonderful location edging the beautiful Dorset coastline and sparkling sea in Bournemouth. The renovated Marsham Court Hotel is a relaxing full-service hotel, ideally located for your Bournemouth Holiday.
Book Now: https://travelworldassociation.com/event/bournemouth-christmas-tree-wonderland/
Join Us in the Cotswolds! 4-5 August.
A FAM trip hosted by HF Holidays in the Cotswolds with a guided walk around Bourton on the Water and staying at Harrington House on 4th August – 5th August 2019 at the Harrington House Bourton on the Water Cotswolds.
Join us and discover a whole new world of adventure. Take it easy or push your limits on a short break or a journey of a lifetime. Whether you explore the UK & Ireland, discover the best of Europe or walk the world, you will create new and lasting memories with HF Holidays.
Another TWA fam trip will be 4 nights 5 days in Scotland including a visit to the V&A Museum with Ellen Smith Tours https://travelworldassociation.com/event/ellen-smith-tours-fam-trip/
Hotel Showcase on Offer to Travel Trade. 21 July.
It would be Rood Not To. Opportunity to Discover Group Hotel.
Coach and tour operators from around the UK are being invited to sample a group hotel that may not be on their radar.
Durker Roods – on the edge of the Peak District and the Yorkshire town of Huddersfield – nestles in beautiful rolling countryside near to the much-loved group destination of Holmfirth – location for many years of ‘Last of the Summer Wine’.
Working with group travel specialists Steve Reed Tourism Ltd, tour planners have the opportunity to experience this lovely hotel for themselves by registering for a complimentary hosted buyer place[s] to stay at Durker Roods on Sunday night 21st July. Including dinner, breakfast and showgrounds, the invitation also includes the chance to enjoy nearby Holmfirth and local attractions.
Places are subject to availability and eligibility. Each attending company/organisation will be allocated one room with a maximum of two people per company. Durker Roods Hotel is an award-winning provider of overnight accommodation and fine dining.
Anyone keen to snap up a complimentary place on this exciting and highly pleasurable hosted buyer opportunity should email email@example.com or telephone  560288. To register online visit www.grouptravelworld.com/srt-durkerroods
13/14 October Lancashire Showcase now Includes Southport.
Tour operators being hosted for the Group Buyer Forum-North event at The Lowry in Salford Quays on Monday 14 October taking in attractions and hotels from all over the UK can now look forward to a special seaside visit to Southport on the day before.
Coach and tour operators and GTOS are being hosted at the Farringdon Lodge Hotel in Leyland on Sunday 13 October with dinner and an overnight stay in readiness for the Group Buyer Forum event the next day [Monday] from 10.30 – 14.00.
Now they can also take in the seaside visit en route to Leyland by meeting at the Bliss Hotel [formerly the Ramada Plaza Hotel] at 12.00 on the Sunday where they will enjoy refreshments, a special welcome and will have time to experience some of the attractions nearby. And from 15.00 they will be welcomed at Courtyard at Tarleton retail outlet for a familiarisation visit complete with shopping vouchers.
To register as a hosted buyer email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Lowry, Salford Quays, Manchester
Steve Reed Tourism Invites you to Monday 14th October 10.30 – 14.00
We invite Coach & Tour Operators, Group Tour Organisers and Tour Planners to join us at the Lowry in the Quays in Manchester for our Group Travel Forum – North. The event is designed to help active tour organisers plan future tours and choose new destinations. Whilst also taking in the galleries, art and culture of the stunning Lowry, there is also the Imperial War Museum North and other attractions ideal for groups. You can also take in your River Cruise when you are at the Lowry. Sign up now for a truly national tourism experience in what is an iconic and beautiful venue.
- Meet some of the UK’s best hotels, attractions, heritage sites and destinations.
- Enjoy a tour of the Lowry, arts and galleries.
- Complimentary lunch & refreshments.
- Enjoy your FREE River Cruise on the Day.
- Easy car parking and entrance to the Lowry and Salford Quays.
- See great Attractions Nearby on the Day.
Reserve your places on this FREE EVENT (max 2 per organisation) Places are subject to availability and eligibility. The Lowry is easily accessible by bus, car, tram or Metrolink. There is plenty of car parking at Salford Quays, right next to the Lowry.
Register here: wwwgrouptravelworld.com/srt-thelowry
Hull Showcase Date Revealed
Sunday and Monday 17th and 18th November 2019 are the dates for the much anticipated Hull Group Showcase.
Tour planners from around the UK are invited to sign up for this high-quality event which is based at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel. Taking in some top attractions, the event is arranged by Visit Hull and East Yorkshire and coordinated by travel trade specialists Steve Reed Tourism Ltd.
Any tour planner[s] wishing to attend 17-18 November 2019 should contact Steve Reed Tourism Ltd on  560288 or email email@example.com Places are subject to availability and eligibility. Cancellation charges apply. Overnight and day delegate places are available.
English Riviera Showcase
Date for 2020 English Riviera Showcase Announced. Book Now 17-19 March.
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.
Tuesday 17th to Thursday 19th March 2020 is the date for tour planner diaries all over the UK. Organised by the English Riviera Business Improvement District [ERBID] Company and coordinated by countrywide group travel specialists Steve Reed Tourism Ltd, the event will be the third successive showcase for coach and tour operators and GTOS.
Tour buyers signing up will be hosted in hotels across the English Riviera and can take in a highly enjoyable familiarisation tour of year-round attractions, hotels and tourist destinations.
As the centre-piece of the event there will be the English Riviera Tourism Exhibition which takes place every year at the centrally located Riviera International Centre. There attendees will have the opportunity to discuss business face to face with ERBID including a popular ‘Meet the Buyers’ event.
Tour buyers will be hosted free of charge in a selection of group hotels and have the opportunity to visit local attractions with opportunities to explore and experience Torquay, Cockington, Babbacombe, Paignton and/or Brixham, with local transfers provided.
Any tour planner[s] wishing to attend 17-19 March 2020 should contact Steve Reed Tourism Ltd on  560288 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Places are subject to availability and eligibility. Cancellation charges apply. Overnight and day delegate places are available.
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