Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show will celebrate its 26th year in London and 8th year in Manchester next year and is free to attend for travel professionals.
The show returns to Olympia London from 31 January – 3 February 2019 and Manchester EventCity from 17-20 January 2019 for its biggest event to date.
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From relaxing beach breaks to activity holidays, fly-drive to cruise, foodie experiences to wildlife, and its first ever dedicated authentic travel section ‘Destination Discovery’ in London, it is the UK’s essential event to gain travel inspiration for 2019. Whilst visiting the show, the travel trade will have the opportunity to network with over 770 travel brands, including 70 new tour operators and tourist boards and attend hours of free expert talks and panel sessions.
New travel brands exhibiting at the 2019 show, include: South African Tourism, India Tourist Board, Celebrity Cruises, Travelbag, Visit Florida and Polar Routes.
Celebrity speakers include: Levison Wood, Kate Humble, Alev Scott, Pip Stewart, Monisha Rajesh, Nicholas Crane and Sir Don McCullin. Visitors can also enjoy photography masterclasses, MASTA Travel Health Clinic sessions, the return of Stanfords Travel Writers Festival in London and free food & drink tastings.
Rob Debenham, Destinations Show manager said: “Destinations attracts passionate, active and affluent travellers who book approximately 478,321 trips per year and last year spent over £500 million on holidays. 90% of Destinations visitors do not attend any other travel shows so the event provides a unique opportunity for travel brands of all kinds – from niche tour operators to tourist boards – to engage with consumers looking for inspiration.”