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Jump Into Summer With Kent’s Bigger Weekend!
Now in its 15th year, Kent’s Big Weekend, now named Kent’s Bigger Weekend is running from the 25th June to the 23rd July 2021 and is offering free tickets to dozens of attractions across Kent.
The UK’s First Float-In Cinema is back for a Second Year
Looking for something different for your night out in London? Openaire is the UK’s first “float-in” cinema located at Merchant Square in Paddington, London.
Windsor Castle crowned as one of the UK’s Top British Destinations
Windsor Castle has been crowned the UK’s best heritage site for a day out. Beating popular attractions such as Blenheim Palace, Buckingham Palace and Kew Gardens.
Clawford Lakes Brings a Slice of California to Devon
The exclusive Clawford Lakes Resort and Spa will be home to a selection of high-end holiday accommodation, carefully nestled around its 17 lakes to create a beautiful escape in the country.
Vox City Walks launches London!
From 28th May, Vox City Walks (VCW) will begin operating tours in London. The launch coincides with the Let’s Do London campaign, which plans to help bring the city back to life.
Shakespeare Distillery re-starting group tours
Shakespeare Distillery in Stratford upon Avon is re-starting its popular group distillery tours from 19th May 2021 – including new Gin Tasting Cruises!
Best seaside towns in the UK
Which? has recently released the results of their survey, where 4,061 holidaymakers gave their opinions on their recent UK trips to seaside towns, villages and resorts.
Step Inside the UK’s New Safari Lodge
West Midland Safari Park has announced that their long-awaited Safari Lodges have officially opened to the public, welcoming guests to stay for the very first time at the luxury overnight accommodation.
I’m A Celebrity Jungle Challenge Opening this Summer!
ITV’s I’m A Celebrity Jungle Challenge is opening at Salford Quays in Manchester this summer.
Horrible Histories Live Onboard – Terrible Thames!
Terrible Thames is the new touring attraction brought to you by the team behind Horrible Histories. Starting at Tower Bridge Quay, the journey will take you on a gruesome tour of London’s history…
Inaugural Season for MSC Virtuosa this Summer
Booking is now open for MSC Cruises‘ flagship vessel, MSC Virtuosa, as she prepares to set sail on her inaugural season around the British Isles this summer.
Camping at its wildest – Cliff Camping with Gaia Adventures
Are you looking for something adventurous, unique and out of the ordinary for your summer holiday? Well, head on over to North Wales with Gaia Adventures and experience the thrill of cliff camping.
Outdoor Activities at Llys-y-Frân Lake this Summer
The redevelopment at Llys-y-Frân includes the refurbishment and expansion of the visitor centre and café, as well as a new Outdoor Activity Centre and Waterside Cabin.
The Top 40 Post-Lockdown Dream Destinations
A new study from tour operator Club Med has unveiled the top 40 destinations and experiences that Britons have been dreaming about over lockdown.
Summer festivals and Glastonbury goes virtual
What’s going ahead and what’s been postponed in the world of UK music festivals – Including a surprise reveal from Glastonbury announcing an exclusive 5 hour live stream!
Staycation Summer: Haven Hideaways and Stay & Play
Self-catering holiday parks are a perfect option for group bubbles, families and friends who just want to getaway. Social distancing from other holidaymakers is easier and…
Staycation Summer: £10 Million Refurbished Spa
Located within 1,000 acres of rolling Cheshire countryside, Carden Park boasts breathtaking views, incredible food and a stunning spa retreat.
Experience Disney Magic in the UK this Summer
Disney Cruise Lines has announced that they will be running short two and three-night domestic cruises, as well as limited four-night sailings from London Tilbury, Newcastle, Liverpool and Southampton.
Virtual Experiences for the End of Lockdown.
As the UK begins its journey out of lockdown, we take another look at some of the virtual experiences available to you.
Top 21 Unique Staycations with Airbnb
Airbnb has announced its top 21 most wish-listed homes by Britons for 2021. The idea of the “staycation” must be on everyone’s brains right now because they’re all in the UK.
Academy Museum and UK Movie Events
You don’t have to travel all the way to the LA movie scene to take in the magic of Hollywood. Check out some of the best film events and experiences in the UK for Summer 2021.
Virgin Voyages’ third ship to be called Resilient Lady
Virgin Voyages have announced the third ship to join the fleet will be called Resilient Lady.
Longleat Welcomes you to the Pride
Longleat have announced brand new and exclusive luxury cottages, located in the heart of the Longleat Estate.
2021’s Emerging Destinations – Travellers’ Choice
Tripadvisor has recently released it’s annual Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards for Destinations, highlighting the best places to visit in 2021 and beyond.
BookBar, the brand new bookshop and wine bar.
Opening in Islington, London. BookBar is a new independent book shop, wine bar and social space which aims to bring people together through books.
Hidden London Virtual Tours with London Transport Museum
Explore hidden stations and spaces in London with the London Transport Museum’s brand new virtual tours.
Virtual Animal Adventures
Missing zoo days and animal-themed adventures? We’re continuing our armchair tour ideas with the best animal-inspired activities…
Virtual Murder Mysteries – The Sanguine Writing House
The Sanguine Writing House is an online interactive game experience which offers a variety of murder mystery tales and other fun games for your group event.
Explore the World from your Sofa (again) Part 1
Last year there was a rise virtual touring, with people visiting far off places from the comfort of their sofa at home. With another national lockdown on the horizon, we’re here to remind you…
Explore the World from your Sofa Part 2
Has lockdown spoiled your new year group travel plans? Well, you are not alone. We’re all itching to get back to travelling the world and exploring new places…
Explore the World from your Sofa Part 3
This week we’re exploring another one of your senses by recommending some worldwide foods you can make at home, to make it feel like you’ve…
Explore the World from your Sofa Part 4
So you’ve had travel plans cancelled, you can’t leave the house unless it’s for essentials so you’re left sitting on the sofa feeling helpless.
2021 Classic Travelling Tours
Driving tours are still possibly the safest and most socially-distanced way to travel these days. Whether it’s on am Independent Tours or our Small Group Tours, Classic Travelling…
Princess Cruises Announces 2022 European Cruise Program.
Princess Cruises launches its 2022 European cruise season, with 178 departures on 70 unique itineraries…
2020’s Best Christmas Outdoor Adventures.
Illuminate your Christmas by exploring GTO magazine’s selection of the best Christmas Trails of 2020.
UK vs The Rest of the World: Bucket List Edition
Has lockdown got you dreaming of that once in a lifetime bucket list destination? Whether it’s spotting the Big 5 on safari…
Virtual Tours – The Beatles in West London
Enjoy this unique experience in London, from the comfort and safety of their own home, anywhere in the world, via Zoom.
New Virtual Travel Magazine from Great West Way
Great West Way releases a brand new virtual travel magazine so you can plan your next adventure with Great West Way.
‘Queen of the Skies’ to be Preserved at Cotswolds Airport.
Cotswold Airport will soon become the permanent home to an iconic British Airways 747 aircraft, for locals and visitors to enjoy.
Hangloose Adventure – England’s longest and fastest Zip Line.
Hangloose Adventure, the outdoor adrenaline activity company, began construction on Hangloose Adventure in Bluewater.
Get Outdoors with the Sherlock Inspired Detective Mission
Sherlock: The Game is Now, has announced an exclusive outdoor Detective Mission inspired by BBC Sherlock.
Lake District VIP Group Tours with Ullswater ‘Steamers’
New VIP group cruises being launched by Ullswater ‘Steamers’ for 2021 will give group tour operators exclusive sailings on a dedicated heritage vessel.
Tour the Open Road in Style in 2021
Classic Travelling has revealed their incredible selection of 2021 driving tours and you do not want to miss out!
Accor Announces New Offer for Group Travel
Accor has recently announced its brand new group offering, ‘Re-Group with the Love of Leisure’. The promotion aims to give group organisers and travellers the confidence and assurance…
Get Outdoors with the Eastbourne Walking Festival
It’s time to get outdoors and take advantage of the last days of sunshine with the Eastbourne Walking Festival. Join us as we head off on the East of the Pier Heritage Trail.
Virtual Tours with Invisible Cities
Invisible Cities train people that have experienced homelessness to become walking guides of their city, and more recently have provided virtual touring experiences in some of the UK’s best cities.
Hallowe’en at Talliston House & Gardens. Dare you visit?
Talliston House & Gardens was one of the incredible attractions that took home the Editors Award for Little Treasures of Britain, during the 2020 Group Travel Awards.
Visit the Hobbit House in East Sussex
Are you looking for a unique experience for your next group trip? If you’re a fan of Lord of the Rings, we have the perfect place for you.
Celebrate Group Travel Day
Landor Travel Publications, publishers of Group Travel Organiser magazine, are excited to announce Celebrate Group Travel Day on Thursday 3rd September 2020.
Giraffe Hall coming to the UK
One of the most unique animal experiences is coming to the UK. Giraffe Hall, soon to open its doors in Port Lympne in Kent
End of Summer Experiences for Movie Fans
Calling all film fans!! Are you ready for a blast from movie rental past? Well, the last standing BLOCKBUSTER has announced…
Setting Sail on the Scarlet Lady
In February 2020, I had the privilege of staying overnight on the brand new Virgin Voyages cruise ship, the Scarlet Lady.
The Making of Harry Potter Re-Opens its Doors
Enjoy a celebration of all things Slytherin as The Harry Potter Studio Tour plans to reopen the castle doors on 20th August.
Group Travel in a Post-Pandemic World
We are back! It has been a long few months but the Great Group Trips team are ready to start…
Tours From Your Living Room
Have you ever been to the Taj Mahal? How about the Colosseum in Rome, or the Great Pyramid of Giza? You can go right now, virtually…
London Monday 16/03/20
Walking around central London the day before yesterday, what’s quickly noticeable is that there are no rucksacks, no groups…
Tom Enjoys Lisbons Culture
GTO’s Projects and Information Assistant Tom Daldry visited Lisbon in February, seeking some early spring sunshine!
A Grisly Day Out
Having reported its opening in 2014, News Writer Chris Broughton had been intrigued by the True Crime Museum in Hastings…
Mamma Mia! – Here It Goes Again
At the 2019 Group Travel Awards, guests were treated to a fabulous medley of songs from the hit musical Mamma Mia!
Peter Discovers Trinity House
Editorial Director Peter Stonham enjoyed an afternoon at Trinity House at Tower Hill, who had kindly hosted the Tourism…
The Sun Comes Out in Manchester
Editorial Director Peter Stonham took the chance to get up-to-date on Manchester’s visitor offer on the day before the Northern Travel…
The Warrior Queen
I think we’re already looking forward to the summer months when we can emerge, Hobbit-like, from our isolation…
York Chocolate Festival
We’ve been eating and drinking chocolate for nearly 5000 years and we haven’t got tired of it yet. It’s universally seen as a luxury…
Winners at Wembley
Wembley Stadium contains 2,618 toilets, did you know that? I didn’t and I wouldn’t know now if it weren’t for…
Pictures at an Exhibition
Did you go to the Northern Travel and Tourism show in Manchester? Lots of meetings and chats were had – it was great!
Can you and a group of friends have a great time in Liverpool without involving the Beatles? Is it even allowed? Well, yes and yes.
Rewlid in the Country
It’s not Spring yet, of course it’s not, but yesterday felt like a tiny glimpse of what’s on the way in a few months.
Underneath the Streets of London
What you want for a group trip at this time of year is for it not to be outside. No, no, no. It’s all very well visiting the great outdoors…
Huskies and the Polar Night
Did you know there’s an Arctic village in Finnish Lapland where the sun doesn’t rise for a whole month…
London Christmas Lights by Bus
Dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh? Not for us, thank you very much – we joined the Winter Bar Bus…
Christmas at Stonor Park
Have you booked your Christmas party yet? The one for work? I bet you haven’t, in which case you need to keep reading…
Who Do You Think You Are?
Exploring ancestry or the specific history of a place, like ‘Who Do You think You Are?’ or ‘The House Through Time’…
Full of Cadbury Goodness
Can you imagine a whole world of chocolate? Cadbury can. Cadbury World is a joyous monument to everything cocoa.
In the Vineyards of Bordeaux
Are you a fan of French wine? Are you a fan of French food? Of course you are, so how about a three day break in Bordeaux.
Summer Nights on the Sunset Steam Express
Streaming into the sunset on a hot summer’s night on board one of the first steam trains out of Waterloo in 50 years.
Where’s Wallonia, you say? Only a couple of hours drive from Calais or the Eurotunnel in Southern Belgium!
The Making of Harry Potter
Wingardium Leviosa your way to the home of the most magical series of movies in the world.