Category Organiser File
Olivia in Vietnam. GTO Olivia Goodfellow offers her members a diverse travel programme that takes her members around the world. Based on her rich experiences, Olivia shares her top tips for organising group travel with Val Baynton. Olivia Goodfellow is GTO for Enfield Over 50s Forum and the scope of her annual travel programme –
Val Baynton discovers how Marian Durbidge became a GTO.
Innes Brett celebrated her 25th year as a GTO, and revealed her experiences and tips for successful trips.
Val Baynton talks to GTO’s of two historical groups who share a passion for the past.
Visitors from abroad enjoy the UK as group travellers, just as we do! Germans are amongst the most significant incoming groups and for this issue, Val Baynton investigates what German groups like to do when they are in Britain. She talks to two specialist incoming operators that help them with their plans, and German operators
Following a £14.2 million refurbishment and over two years work, Hastings Pier has re-opened to the public. Built in 1872, the attraction was gutted by a fire in 2010, and its renovation has included the replacement of damaged support pillars and steel beams, and the introduction of new decking the length of the 910-foot structure.
Residents of Merton are fortunate to have an enthusiastic GTO in their midst. Tracey Waterman, organiser of the outdoor activities programme for Age UK Merton, constructs an imaginative monthly itinerary offering exceptional value for her groups and with wide ranging appeal. Val Baynton discovers more. Tracey Waterman Tracey Waterman became connected to Age UK Merton
In late January, over 180 customers, guests and suppliers celebrated Airedale’s 30th anniversary at the TLH Derwent Hotel in Torquay. Amongst the guests was Clive Kessell, GTO for East Grinstead Probus, who, since 2009, has chosen Airedale Tours to organise two holidays a year for his group. Clive says that the four-day event was excellent
On 29th September, 28 members of the STARA active retirement group departed for an eight-day holiday in Malta organised by committee member Marlene Munroe through Saga holidays. Based in Snodland, near Maidstone, the group is part of the KENTARA club and their name comes from using the ST from Snodland Town and ARA from the
Val Baynton talks to Jackie Ring, Holidays and Trips Organiser for The Unattached Group in Surrey, and finds out how she has perfected the art of ‘mix and match’ group travel for singles. Jackie Ring Jackie Ring has been involved with The Unattached Group (T-U-G) for a decade and has always ‘organised things’. This has