The Monastery, Manchester — 25 February 2020
Our very first Northern Travel & Tourism Show welcomed nearly 200 visitors to meet over 50 attractions and tour operators in the stunning interior of Edward Pugin’s gothic masterpiece.
On the day before the show there was a choice of two fam trips – one hosted by Visit Lancashire which explored Lancashire highlights including Lancaster Castle and Samlesbury Hall with lunch on a canal boat from Canal Boat Cruises at Riley Green – and another around Manchester organised by Marketing Manchester, which gave GTOs a real insight into the history and character of this great city.
The itinerary included a 90 minute guided bus tour of the city’s historic highlights, a curated visit to the Museum of Science and Industry, a three-course dinner with wine, and an expert talking about Manchester’s amazing contribution to music.
“It has been an absolute pleasure to organise and run the Northern Travel & Tourism Show together with the team at GTO magazine. Many thanks to our exhibitors and visitors for making it such a success on the day!”
Anoek Petit – Show Organiser
Where next for the show?
Plenty for visitors to enjoy!
GTOs looking for new ideas for their group trips will find plenty of valuable information at the show, with time to discuss forthcoming itineraries for your members.
Alongside your face-to-face discussions with exhibitors you can also have a little bit of fun and be entertained!
So bring your family and friends and come and hear about our offerings for visitors, groups and schools.
We’ve partnered with leading tourism suppliers to arrange some special experiences during the day, so that you can discover more about ideas for your group activities.
We have teamed up with Marketing Lancashire to host a familiarisation trip exploring the best of Lancashire, whilst GTOs will also get to focus on Manchester’s many highlights, including a walking tour to several iconic venues.
Who should exhibit?
The Northern Travel & Tourism Show is designed to help you get to the very clients you’re looking to reach out to, by targeting a wide range of travel buyers.
Supported by Marketing Manchester and Greatdays Travel Group, who are a leading tour operator based in the city, we are delighted to be returning to the area to showcase the opportunities for group travel in this part of the country.
Our shows are known throughout the group travel industry as the place for GTOs, who enjoy coming together, to book their future trips and plan their itineraries.
If your attraction or service can help them, then the Northern Travel & Tourism Show is the perfect place to get visibility.
You’ll be around group travel professionals who make decisions, so we encourage our exhibitors to embrace this exposure by also getting involved with special activities or familiarisation trips.
Booking a stand
Anoek Petit has joined our Northern Travel & Tourism Show team to liaise with exhibitiors and provide marketing support for the show.
Aside from this role, Anoek is a tourism consultant and researcher based in Greater Manchester, and has worked with destinations throughout Britain including Somerset and the Great West Way to help extend the reach of their products.
As a member of the Tourism Society and the Tourism Consultants Network, she is Chair of the Tourism Society Greater Manchester Chapter she recently founded, which is a support platform for tourism businesses and organisations to debate topics and issues, share knowledge, and network.
A Dutch national, Anoek is a graduate of the leading tourism university in The Netherlands, (NHTV) Breda University of Applied Sciences, and speaks fluent English and Spanish.
Contact Anoek Petit if you would like more information on booking a stand.