Meet and engage with exhibitors
The Northern Travel & Tourism Show makes it easy for face-to-face discussions with attractions and destinations.
The Northern Travel & Tourism Show provides you with plenty of space and opportunities to engage with exhibitors, who represent the diversity of the group travel and tourism industry.
At this busy show, at a quite amazing venue, GTOs will be able to discover the latest news of developments at destinations, heritage attractions, accommodation suppliers and other visitor centres based in the north, and talk to a range of suppliers from around the country.
The Northern Travel & Tourism Show will also provide you the chance to make connections with other group travel professionals, and maybe catch up with old friends too!
Come find them all at the Northern Travel & Tourism Show.
Fam Trips: Manchester and Lancashire
Two familiarisation trips will run on Monday 24th February, the day prior to the show.
We have teamed up with Marketing Lancashire to host a Fam Trip exploring the best of Lancashire, including a visit to the Queen’s Castle in the North, Lancaster Castle, and nearby Lancaster Priory.
Participants will also visit medieval Samlesbury Hall, 30 minutes from Lancaster, which provides a captivating insight into life from the 14th to the 21st century. Here you will also have lunch.
Next stop is the Blackpool Tower, including the famed Blackpool Tower Ballroom, where afternoon tea will be served to the accompaniment of the grand Wurlitzer. The day will end back at your comfortable hotel.
The city of Manchester – This trip will focus on Manchester’s many highlights including a walking tour to several iconic venues.
A discounted rate for hotel accommodation is being planned for those attending the Fam Trips and other individuals attending the show.
Keep an eye out for further details, or if you can’t wait then declare your interest now by registering for the show!
Who you will meet
More than 30 exhibitors have already booked to attend the show!
As our host destination, Marketing Manchester is arranging an educational tour around the city on the day before the show and the team will be on hand to share the latest information for group visits to this vibrant city at the show itself.
Readers signing up for the fam visit to Lancashire on the day prior to the show will have an insight into what this varied and historically rich county has to offer group visitors.
But, if you are not able to join this trip then come along to the show and visit Marketing Lancashire’s stand, where you will be able to discover more about the county’s stately homes, castles, historic towns and nature reserves.
Confirmed exhibitors for 2020
Our confirmed exhibitors for 2020, with more to be announced soon!
- ABC Coach Hire Ltd
- Alfa Travel Ltd
- Blueprint Travel Media
- Castle Howard
- Chatsworth House Trust
- City Cruises York
- Cruise and Maritime Voyages Limited
- David Urquhart Travel & DU Grand Tours
- Discover Animals
- Durham Cathedral
- Ellen Smith Tours Ltd
- GTO Magazine
- Harewood House
- Keighley and Worth Valley Railway
- Landor Travel Publications
- Legacy Hotels
- Leger Holidays
- Made Tourism Marketing
- Manchester River Cruises
- Marketing Lancashire
- Marketing Manchester
- McArthurGlen Cheshire Oaks
- Mersey Ferries & City Explorer Bus
- National Trust Lake District
- Rendezvous Hotel
- Samlesbury Hall
- The Monastery
- Travel Editions
- Waddesdon Manor
- Warner Hotels
- Windermere, The Lake District
Come and say hello!
Amongst all the wonderful and amazing attractions and destinations at your disposal, you’ll also find ourselves dotted around the show too!
Not only do we try our best at organising an amazing event, but we also produce the first and longest running group travel publication in the country, GTO magazine, as well as organising the prestigious awards ceremony, the Group Travel Awards (voted for by you!).
And that’s not to mention all the other travel shows we organise around the UK. So come and say hello, and see if we have an event coming near you!