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  • Testimonials 2018

    Following Excursions 2018 we have had some fantastic feedback from exhibitors and visitors alike! “Excursions’ is always one of the busiest and this year was no exception, where during some periods we had customers queuing to speak to our fantastic sales team.” Greatdays Travel Group “The Mary Rose was delighted to exhibit at the prestigious Excursions Travel Fair on Saturday and was honoured to be asked by Tourism South East to host one of the V...
  • Excursions™ 2018 continues to impress

    Now in its 42nd year the Excursions™ one day-group travel show, which took place at Alexandra Palace on Saturday 27th January, continued to impress both exhibitors and visitors alike with many attending the dynamic exhibition for the first time. Special guests who attended the show by personal invitation from coach tour operators enjoyed exclusive access to the Mary Rose Experience where they discovered more about Henry VIII’s favourite ship and...
  • Showcasing New Attractions and Exhibitions at Excursions 2018

    Amongst those taking a stand for the first time is the McArthurGlen Ashford designer outlet in Kent, which has a new benefits package for pre-booked groups. This includes a Fashion Passport offering 10% discount in participating stores, meal vouchers and the chance to win a £100 gift card in a prize draw. Details of the outlet’s expansion will also be on their stand; due for completion in 2019 it will provide space for 38 additional brands at the...
  • More Show Highlights Announced for Excursions 2018!

    The Round Dell at Borde Hill Gardens, West Sussex has been landscaped by RHS award-winning designer Sophie Walker transforming the old quarry, where sub-tropical plants thrive, with additional new and exciting plant specimens. The design features a path slicing through the space, leading visitors to explore the heart of the area and water feature at the back. Also new for 2018, groups can book a bespoke buffet lunch or afternoon tea in a marquee....
  • Excursions Announces Show Highlights for 2018

    Exhibitors at ExcursionsTM will be showcasing their latest group offer for 2018. Amongst those celebrating a special anniversary is Holkham Hall in North Norfolk, which will be holding a special exhibition, Treasures and Trophies: The Making of a Gentleman and a Great House to mark the 300th anniversary since Thomas Coke began construction of the Hall in 1718 after his grand tour of Europe. The exhibition will explore some of the finest artworks,...
  • Exclusive Preview Performances of The Matinee Shows at Excursions 2018

    Visitors to ExcursionsTM can now enjoy an exclusive preview of The Matinee Shows, which are exclusive to Groups Direct, with live performances throughout the day. Fast becoming a hit with group bookers all over the UK, the shows include a welcome drink, three-course meal and a music legend tribute act. Created and produced by Groups Direct in association with James R Hearn, performers include West End stars and world-renowned tribute acts such as...
  • Be inspired by England’s beautiful houses and gardens at Excursions™ 2018

    Discover more about England’s most beautiful houses and gardens and find inspiration for days out and short breaks at the annual Excursions™ exhibition. With a bold new look and enhanced visitor experience, the one day group travel show is taking place at Alexandra Palace, North London on Saturday 27th January (10.30am-4pm). Chiddingstone Castle will have details of a new package combining a visit with Knole at Sevenoaks, taking in two of Kent’s...
  • Mary Rose experience for Special Guests at Excursions™

    Visitors brought to the Excursions™ group travel show on 27th January at the personal invitation of coach tour operators will have exclusive access to the ‘Special Guest Mary Rose Experience’. They will join two members of the Mary Rose team in Tudor costume to explore the fascinating history of Henry VIII’s favourite ship, the mystery of her sinking and the marvel of her raising. A 15-minute talk will explain more about the museum, which reunite...
  • Bold new look and enhanced visitor experience at Excursions 2018

    With a bold new look and enhanced visitor experience Excursions™ will continue to provide inspiration, ideas and itineraries for days out and short breaks to over 1,200 group travel organisers at Alexandra Palace in North London on Saturday, 27th January 2018 (10.30am-4pm). Centre show will be the custom designed Hambledon Vineyard Wine Bus traveling up from Hampshire. Enjoy a refreshing sample of their famous English sparkling wine and discover...
  • Excursions™ Appoints LiveBuzz

    Following the 41st successful Excursions earlier in the year, the new team behind the premier group travel show has appointed award winning company LiveBuzz to provide a new website, visitor registration and exhibitor hub as the exhibition continues to look to the future of tourism. Organised by Tourism South East, Excursions™ provides inspiration, ideas and itineraries to over 1200 group travel organizers at Alexandra Palace every January. Manag...
  • Find inspiration, ideas and itineraries for your group visits at Excursions 2018!

    In an age when lots of information can be found online, there is still a strong demand for organisers to be able to meet face to face with the attractions and tour operators they are thinking of booking to find out more and discuss the individual needs of their group. The annual ExcursionsTM show, held at the iconic Alexandra Palace in North London has been helping group organisers to discuss and plan their group days out and short breaks for ove...
  • Discover new ideas & itineraries at Excursions 2017

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  • Visit attractions in London or Dorset on your way to Excursions 2017

    Excursions™ show organisers Tourism South East are offering a choice of familiarisation trips sampling the group offer for days out and short breaks in London or rural Dorset. The informative overnight trips for group travel organisers are packed with itineraries planned around the prestigious one day show held at Alexandra Palace, North London on Saturday 28th January. Home to many group friendly attractions, London is a fascinating city to expl...
  • Excursions update: Foodie offers, a pop-up pub & lots of group travel ideas

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  • Find new inspiration, ideas and itineraries at Excursions 2017

    Avoid the soulless motorway services and discover alternative places for your group to eat at the annual ExcursionsTM group travel show in January. The new themed area will provide lots of inspiring new ideas for your itinerary, from traditional eateries to quirky tearooms. At the centre Nicholson’s pubs will be recreating a pop-up traditional British pub to sample their wares. Since the Nicholson brothers opened their first pub in 1873 they have...
  • Early Bird offer for exhibitors at Excursions 2017

    Stands at Excursions™ 2017 are now available at a special early bird discounted price until 30th June 2016. Delivering more than 40 years of inspiration to group travel organisers and itinerary planners, Excursions™ is notably the longest established national group travel trade show. The ‘new look’ 2017 show will be revitalised with a fresh shell scheme, carpet layout and themed areas. Demand for space is expected to be high at this dynamic, free...
  • Excursions 2016 celebrates 40th anniversary with great style and panache

    Excursions™ 2016 celebrated the show’s 40th anniversary with great style and panache at Alexandra Palace on Saturday, 23rd January. Opening musical entertainment was provided by English National Opera and enthralling magic displays by Davenport’s Magic Kingdom, while the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) brought the outside in with a beautiful planted garden display marking the Year of the English Garden. Visitors joined in the celebrations with...
  • Experience group product on Excursions™ 2016 familiarisation weekends

    Combine your visit to Excursions™ on Saturday, 23rd January 2016 with an informative sampler weekend experiencing group product and discover some special places for group days out and short breaks. Two new familiarisation trips to the rural Cotswolds and London are being arranged for group travel organisers with packed itineraries planned around a day at the show on the Saturday. The first, three-day trip takes in attractions around the Cotswolds...
  • Excursions™ blooms with VisitEngland’s ‘2016 Year of the English Garden’

    In association with VisitEngland’s ‘2016 Year of the English Garden’ and to mark the 300th anniversary of ‘Capability’ Brown’s birth, some of England’s most beautiful gardens will be showcased at the Excursions™ 2016 group travel trade show. VisitEngland and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) are working together with the show organisers, Tourism South East, to create an area specifically dedicated to gardens at the exhibition, which will be h...
  • Free coach travel to Excursions™ 2016 extended with new pick-ups from Bristol and Birmingham; now 14 coaches and nearly 60 locations

    Excursions™ 2016 is once again extending its already successful programme of free coach transfer services for visitors to the show with the addition of one route and eight new pick-up points. This increases the number of coaches to 14 transferring visitors from 57 locations to the free entry group travel show, which will be celebrating its 40th anniversary at Alexandra Palace on Saturday, 23rd January. The new coach will call at two points in and...
  • VIP coach parties taken back to Elizabethan times

    Guests of coach and tour operators brought to Excursions™ 2016 at Alexandra Palace, North London on Saturday, 23rd January will be invited to an afternoon session of „Elizabethan Dressing‟ in honour of Shakespeare‟s 400 year legacy. As VIP visitors they will also have fast track entry and receive complimentary drinks and a welcome bag with lots of goodies. In partnership with Shakespeare‟s Globe, guides will explain the intricacies of dressing an...
  • Bombay Sapphire supports 40th anniversary celebrations at Excursions 2016

    Global brand Bombay Sapphire will be premiering an exclusive ruby red gin cocktail at Excursions 2016 to celebrate the UK‟s premier one day group travel show‟s 40th anniversary. The cocktail will be offered free to all visitors in the unique Bombay Sapphire Gin Cocktail Lounge at Excursions, which is taking place on Saturday, 23rd January at Alexandra Palace in north London (10.30am-4pm). The Bombay Sapphire Distillery at Laverstoke Mill in rural...
  • Excursions 2016 celebrates 40th anniversary with a new Media Partner

    In its 40th Year the UK‟s premier one day travel show welcomes its first new media partner in over a decade. Organisers Tourism South East have formed a new partnership with Group Leisure Magazine - Nigel Smith, Chief Executive of TSE, stated “We are very pleased to be working closely with Group Leisure Magazine on taking Excursions forward and even in our early discussions they have proved to be refreshingly professional with a background in run...
  • Early Bird offer Excursions 2016

    Stands at Excursions™ 2016, the UK‟s longest established, national group travel show, are now available at a special early bird discounted price until 31st July 2015. Demand for space is expected to be high following this year‟s excellent visitor and exhibitor numbers. The dynamic, free entry exhibition will be held on Saturday, 23rd January 2016, at Alexandra Palace, North London (10.30am-4pm). Celebrating the show‟s 40th anniversary, the Excurs...
  • Excursions celebrates 40th anniversary in 2016

    Excursions™, the UK‟s premier and longest established national, one day group travel show, will be celebrating its 40th anniversary at the 2016 exhibition to be held on Saturday, 23rd January at Alexandra Palace, North London (10.30am-4pm). Proud to have been inspiring group travel organisers and itinerary planners since 1976, Nigel Smith, Chief Executive of show organisers Tourism South East said; “Having seen Excursions™ go from strength to str...