Excursions™, the UK‟s premier and longest established national, one day group travel show, will be celebrating its 40th anniversary at the 2016 exhibition to be held on Saturday, 23rd January at Alexandra Palace, North London (10.30am-4pm).
Proud to have been inspiring group travel organisers and itinerary planners since 1976, Nigel Smith, Chief Executive of show organisers Tourism South East said; “Having seen Excursions™ go from strength to strength, notably with its move into the Great Hall and substantial increase in both visitor and exhibitor numbers, we are looking forward to a dynamic and very special show, which will be full of celebration in 2016.”
With around 1,300 quality buyers and some 300 exhibitors from the UK and Europe, Excursions™ 2016 will be the place to meet, network and pick up new inspiration for group day trips, short breaks and holidays. Ninety-seven percent of exhibitors at this year‟s show rated Excursions™ as good to very good, while 100% of visitors found the show to be worthwhile with 55% indicating they will not go to any other UK exhibition and 27% visiting Excursions™ for the first time in 2015.
“These are very inspiring figures,” continued Nigel Smith, “In an age when lots of information can be found online, Excursions™ ongoing success clearly demonstrates that a strong demand exists for suppliers and buyers to meet face-to-face.”
First time visitor to Excursions™ 2015, Helen George from CSSC Sports & Leisure said; “The show was extremely useful in giving us fresh ideas about trips and holidays to offer our members. This was my first Excursions™ but it won’t be my last.”
Anne Hardwood from U3A Southwater found the show helped improve the diversity of her group activities; “The information gained at Excursions has been invaluable for the production of our groups programme”, while Cedric Carter from Sainsbury‟s commented; “Excellent location and at the right time of year when most GTOs are starting to plan the coming year‟s itinerary.”
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