Former MP and cabinet minister Michael Portillo and Countryfile presenter Adam Henson are confirmed to host headline Keynotes at next year’s British Tourism & Travel Show – the leading annual meeting place for the UK’s multi-billion pound domestic tourism industry.
Taking place on 16 – 17 March 2016 at the NEC, Birmingham, this is the leading exhibition for domestic travel trade professionals who organise itineraries for both domestic and international tourists. This year will attract 3,000+ visitors including Coach Operators, Group Travel Organisers and Tour Operators and is the perfect place for you to network with likeminded professionals.
Rail enthusiast Michael Portillo, who received the prestigious Tourism Society Award in 2014 for his contributions in helping to promote 100s of UK destinations (and rail travel) via his popular Great British Railway Journeys TV series, will be sharing highlights from his travels and insights into the rise of nostalgia tourism on Thursday 17 March.
From rail tracks to country trails, Adam Henson is another familiar face from the small screen making his debut at British Tourism & Travel Show. Perhaps one of the best known farmers in the UK, Henson has helped grow the Cotswold Farm Park in Gloucestershire into an award-winning countryside destination. Henson, who also co-presents the BBC’s Secret Britain series, will be discussing the importance of supporting rural tourism on Wednesday 16 March.
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The show is rapidly growing with support from key industry attractions, destinations, hoteliers and trade organisations. Source ideas and Source ideas and inspiration from 200+ big name brands including:
Albatross Travel Group • Best Western Hotels • Black Country Living Museum • Brighton i360 • Chelsea Football Club • DFDS Seaways • Eden Project • Eurotunnel Le Shuttle • Hilton Worldwide • Isle of Wight Tourism • Knowsley Safari Park • Lost Gardens of Heligan • Marketing Liverpool • Marriott Hotels • National Brewery Centre • National Memorial Arboretum • Shakespeare’s England • The Hotel Collection • Ticketmaster • Tourism Ireland • Visit Blackpool • Visit Canterbury • Visit England • Visit Scotland • Visit Wales • and many more!