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 VIP arenas within the show floor. The event was an amazing success and fabulous to meet hundreds of group trip organisers and give them a flavour of what the Mary Rose experience has to offer. Hosting the VIP area also gave us the chance to give a more in depth briefing on the Mary Rose and for visitors to get their hands on genuine Tudor artefacts. We can’t wait to exhibit again next year” - Paul Griffiths, Head of Operations / Managing Director (Trading Company) Mary Rose Museum
“I'd like to thank the Excursions Team for the organisation of the event, everything was great! We will surely renew our participation for Excursions 2019.” - Thomas Gilbert, Nausicaa
“Excursions was excellent as always and we had a superb show.” - Shauna Potts, Simply Groups.
“I found it to be a very well organised event, in an excellent location and with a good level of foot-fall. Holding the event on a Saturday fitted in really well with the normal business time constraints, and made travelling to and from the event much easier, with less traffic congestion”. - Jane Larcombe, Business Development Manager The Swan at Lavenham Hotel & Spa
“Once again, Excursions was efficiently organised and inspirational in its content. Many thanks for an excellent show.” - Paul Tickner
“Another excellent show! Excursions always delivers, whether it’s discovering new attractions, or meeting friends and tourism professionals from across the country (and over the water). It was also good to see so many exhibitors making it easy for GTOs, coach operators and other tour planners to understand the group offer. Group Visits Guides were in abundance, as were quirky and behind-the-scenes experiences. That’s exactly what the groups market is looking for.” - Staurt Render, Stuart Render Tourism
“Well I have to say this has been one of the best travel shows, I have ever attended. I’ve had the opportunity to meet friends both old and new and have met some brilliant, active New Group Organisers who are thrilled to be joining our ever growing New Meridian Association. Sadly I didn’t get the time to visit all the stands, my only complaint is it wasn’t longer. My congratulations to Anna and her team, who worked so hard to put on a really good show. Keep up the good work!” - Sylvia Saxon, New Meridian Association
“People were queuing on our stand all day long, with lots of new contacts for group trips." - Ellie Fulcher, Sales Manager, Groups at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
“Fantastic show, one not to be missed. Great leads from new contacts and a chance to catch up with existing clients.” - Anthony Brunt, Exmoor Walking Holidays
“We had some excellent conversations with a lot people including several from the U3A and Women’s Institute as well as tour operators. They seemed to have a real and genuine interest in visiting Shropshire.” - Ben Walker, Groups Officer, Ironbridge Gorge Museums
Emma McMillan, Groups Director, Dave Urquhart Travel was particularly impressed with the new Visitor Connect system, “The scanner was very quick and easy to use enabling us to add notes for future reference, saving juggling around with paper or tablet computers.”