Manchester welcomes our Northern showcase
Come to the Northern Travel & Tourism Show to plan your group’s future outings and itineraries.
The Northern Travel & Tourism Show is coming to Manchester on 25th February 2020 and will provide a unique and valuable showcase for the city itself, the whole of the North of England’s wonderful tourism attractions and destinations, plus accommodation suppliers.
We are delighted to have secured an amazing venue – the historic Monastery – and the support of Marketing Manchester, as well as the leading Manchester based tour operator, Greatdays Travel Group. We also have two exciting familiarisation trips on the day preceding the show!
From attractions to destinations, travel to accommodation, and tour operators to holiday resorts, the Northern Travel & Tourism Show brings together all of those who are committed to making your group trips special and easier to organise. Our event will provide a focus on tourism 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.
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.
Welcome to The Monastery, Manchester
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.