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British Tourism & Travel Show announces 2020 exhibitors

by Olivia Powell

The British Tourism & Travel Show has announced that its 2020 show will have ‘more exhibitors than any other UK travel trade event this year’.

The event annually attracts over 2,800 visitors including tour operators, travel organisers, GTOs, coach operators, tour wholesalers and agencies, in addition to over 250 hotels, visitor attractions, venues, tours, DMOs and popular destinations.  This year will see the introduction of at least 50 (and rising) new exhibitors.

Event manager Lloyd Jones says: “British Tourism & Travel Show has proved itself year after year to be an essential visit to see what’s new, to be inspired, and to find out more about the latest trends that are driving the domestic tourism market. 

“Whether it’s group package deals, day trips and cruises, experiential tours, or short break accommodation, the show is specifically designed to help tour operators and group travel bookers continue to give their customers a unique and incredible visitor experience.”

The exhibitor list features hundreds of visitor attractions, tours, events, packages and experiences. 

New exhibitors for 2020 include:  Adventure Parc Snowdonia; Almarose Hotels & Resorts; wholesale tour provider Ashley & Newey; City & Village Tours; Corus and Laura Ashley Hotels; ecolandsbooking.com – the very first marketplace exclusively for UK and Republic of Ireland inbound tourism; Edinburgh First; Glanusk Events LLP; Hambledon Vineyard – the only gravity-fed winery in the UK; Iain Burnett Highland Chocolatier; Leisuretime; Lifeboat 52-02 – London’s only floating Lifeboat Education & Experience Centre; Maid of the Forth – offering sightseeing cruises on the Firth of Forth,; Mayflower; Muncaster Castle; National Museum Wales; Nimax Theatres; Quarry Bank; Royal Opera House; Snowdon Mountain Railway; The Bear Grylls Adventure; The Heights of Abraham; The Silverstone Experience; Visit Dover; and Visit South Devon.

Among those returning to the show include: AC Tours; Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park; Chatsworth; Europe Cruises; Cruise & Maritime Voyages; Devon’s Top Attractions; Encore Tickets; Gretna Green; ITO Tours; Lake District Estates; Longleat; Visit Blackpool; Warner Leisure Hotels; and West Midland Safari & Leisure Park. 

Also attending the show are many of the British Coach Tourism Award 2020 finalists, including coach friendly attractions like Aerospace Bristol – home of the last Concorde ever to fly; Bletchley Park; The Royal Horticultural Society; and The Royal Mint Experience.

Another feature of the show are country pavilions from Tourism Ireland, Scotland, and Visit Wales.  Visit Wales will be promoting its ‘Year of the Outdoors’, highlighting everything from outdoor pursuits, sports and adventure to mindfulness and wellbeing.

International brands also include Choice Hotels Europe; CroisiEurope Cruises – Europe’s largest river cruise operator with 56 ships; Europlan; Greatdays Group Travel; Norman Allen Group Travel; RED Tours/Europamundoand Worldwide Attractions (for tours to Berlin’s Fernsehturm (TV Tower); Normandy’s wartime Memorial in Falaise; the Caen Mémorial Museum and Arromanches 360 circular cinema; and the Montparnasse Tower Panoramic Observation Deck in Paris).

The British Tourism & Travel Show will take place from 25-26 March, at the NEC Birmingham.

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