The 5th GO Travel Show took place on Wednesday 8th September at Kempton Park Racecourse in Surrey. With superb weather and 100+ exhibitors, it was a fantastic day out. After the challenging and frustrating last 18 months of restricted travel activities, we were delighted to be back in action at Kempton with our annual GO
Here’s a great chance to learn about Herriot country! Herriot Country Tourism Group members, with Hambleton District Council, Northallerton BID, Classic Lodges Hotels, and the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) Northeast branch have arranged a familiarisation visit to Herriot Country in association with Landor Travel Publications. The visit is open to bona fide group travel
With domestic travel finally opening up, Ellen Walker, of Tour Operator Travel Editions, reports back on a whirlwind of activity on the group travel front. “Wow… what a few weeks it has been! We started operating tours in the UK again from 17th May with the very first one heading to the English Riviera and
Tour operator and organiser Harry Shaw Group Travel held a Familiarisation Trip to Coventry – UK City of Culture in June – one of the first after lockdown. This was hailed as a great success by all involved. The three-day trip from 21st to 23rd June, staying at Coombe Abbey Hotel, gave GTOs the opportunity
Our roving video correspondent Geoff Moore has been to see a new exhibition of sculptures in the beautiful setting of Beaulieu House and Gardens in the New Forest.
Virgin Galactic has operated a successful passenger-carrying flight into space of its spacecraft VSS Unity, ushering in what the company’s founder Sir Richard Branson says is a new era of space tourism. Last weekend’s flight from its base in America was the 22nd test flight of VSS Unity and the first with a full complement
As theatres begin to welcome more people back through their doors, we take a look at when and where you will be able to see some of the West End’s most anticipated shows this summer, from new performances to old favourites. Back To the Future A new musical based on the light-hearted 1985 fantasy film
The government has announced a Tourism Recovery Plan to help the sector bounce back from the pandemic. It aims to restore domestic tourism activity to pre-pandemic levels by 2022, and international tourism by 2023 – both at least a year faster than independent forecasts have been predicting. New initiatives to boost tourism include a £10 million National Lottery Days Out scheme to support attractions, and a new rail pass to encourage domestic breaks by train.
Monday 17th May saw the largest relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions across England. As hospitality reopened its doors for indoor dining and international travel was permitted once again, domestic holidays were also able to restart, with coach companies taking passengers on short breaks for the first time in months. First departure of the year for National
A focus on ‘staycations’ in in Britain for holidays this year has stimulated renewed interest in the history and heritage of traditional domestic tourism and leisure, and in particular its art, advertising, postcards and culture. This is being manifest in a number of exhibitions and events celebrating the related iconic posters and postcards produced in