All set for a great day’s discovery of visit ideas in Manchester!

The Northern Travel & Tourism Show will be the perfect place to plan your group’s future outings and itineraries, and enjoy our amazing Monastery host venue.

With over 46 diverse exhibitors signed up for the show, we are looking forward to a highly informative and enjoyable event on 25th February at the amazing Monastery listed heritage architectural gem.

View from St Peter’s Square, Manchester
View from St Peter’s Square, Manchester

There will be tours around the wonderfully restored Pugin-designed building, and a few places remain on fam trips to explore Manchester and Lancashire in advance of the show itself.

We’ve also got help with transport options for you to get to the show, including free transfers from Manchester Piccadilly rail station.

The Show provides a unique opportunity to learn about visitor attractions and destinations in the North of England and beyond, including some lesser known and new offerings. There will be everything from lake and river cruises, steam railway trips and stately homes and garden visit opportunities to themed Beatles heritage discovery in Liverpool, and the James Herriott ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ story in the Yorkshire Dales. Plus the chance to talk to tour operators and accommodation providers who can help you plan your trips, including event partners Greatdays Travel Group.

The Church and Friary of St Francis, known locally as Gorton Monastery
The Church and Friary of St Francis, known locally as Gorton Monastery.

Our host location in Manchester and partnership with Visit Manchester means the city itself will not miss the opportunity to provide a unique and valuable showcase for its rich visitor offer! Likewise, there will be lots of insight and help from partners Marketing Lancashire.

We are also pleased to have now partnered up with the highly regarded and popular Northern Soul website, which provides rich and lively information and discussion about everything going on in the North West. They will be there at the Show to share their mission with visitors.

Our event is designed to provide trip organisers and travel trade buyers with a focus on tourism and leisure suppliers, big and small, in Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Cheshire, Cumbria, Yorkshire and the North East.

Come find them all at the Northern Travel & Tourism 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.

Exhibitors will help you plan your next exciting group trip.
Exhibitors will help you plan your next exciting group trip.

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.

Book your FREE place!

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.

Get involved as an exhibitor, by helping GTOs book their future trips and plan their itineraries.
Get involved as an exhibitor, by helping GTOs book their future trips and plan their itineraries.

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.

Anoek Petit
Anoek Petit will 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.

Email +44 (0)7585 127983

Welcome to The Monastery, Manchester

Over two long decades most of the original features have been conserved and reinstated in the building.
Over two long decades most of the original features have been conserved and reinstated in the building.

Our beautiful host venue is The Monastery in Manchester, an interesting and historic venue that runs a huge amount of free cultural events for Manchester residents all year round.

These include regular heritage events, performances, exhibitions, family fun days, and local history days.

Originally a church and Franciscian Friary designed by Victorian architect, E.W. Pugin (1834-1875), it closed for worship in 1989 and reopened in 2007 after extensive restoration brought many neogothic architectural details of the Pugin masterpiece back to life.

The Monastery will be a fabulous setting to discuss tourism business opportunities for both exhibitors and GTOs in February.

To help you get to the show we are laying on FREE coach places at designated pick-up points (but you must book your seat in advance) and a FREE shuttle bus service between Manchester Piccadilly and the venue. If these options aren’t convenient then we also provide a discounted rail offer and free parking.