Excursions 2015 has been proclaimed a great success with nearly 1,250 visitors packing the Great Hall at Alexandra Palace, London on Saturday, January 24 following the show’s successful move into the larger space last year. Many hadn’t attended the exhibition before and were genuinely keen to discover what exhibitors had to offer.
The popular one-day group travel show attracted 306 tourism businesses with 46 booking space for the first time, including attractions, destinations, accommodation providers and tour operators. There was also a significant increase in European exhibitors from France, Belgium, Ireland and for the first time, Croatia.
Delighted with the show’s ongoing success, Excursions 2015 Co-organiser Joanne Channon from Tourism South East said: “We were very pleased to welcome such a large number of quality visitors at the show. Many took advantage of the exclusive show-only offers and our new London product familiarisation trip for coach and tour operators was a great success with all tickets sold out well ahead of the date. Exhibitors were also able to make important new business contacts and even take bookings during the day. We look forward to welcoming both visitors and exhibitors back in 2016.”
Among those flying the flag for the coach industry was Epsom Coaches, which displayed one of its Setra S416GT-HDs at the show.
Epson Coaches Melanie Cox said: “We are confident we will gain new business from the event.”
Epsom’s Product Manager, Alistair Scott said he was impressed with the number of exhibitors at the event enabling him to gain new ideas for future tours and excursions.
Excursions 2016 will be held on Saturday, January 23 at Alexandra Palace. More details can be found at www.excursions.org.uk.