Category Archives: Fam Trips

A Right Royal Invitation

Emma Parkes joins the New Meridian educational FAM Trip .The trip included an overnight stay at the Harte and Garter Hotel Read More »

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Greenwich Fam trip invite

Cutty Sark exterior. Port broadside & port 3/4 view during the day.

Cutty Sark exterior. Port broadside & port 3/4 view during the day.

Perfect for anyone interested in art and architecture, star gazing and astronomy, ships and the sea, or British history and royalty. Royal Museums Greenwich is home of the Royal Observatory and the Peter Harrison Planetarium, Cutty Sark, the National Maritime Museum and the Queen’s House. Read More »

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GTW’s Advertising Client Manager, Harley Denham, spent a day at Twycross Zoo and found it ideal for animal-loving groups. If you’re planning a group trip there, here’s all you need to know

OUMBI the Western Lowland Gorilla

OUMBI the Western Lowland Gorilla

If you love monkeys, you’ll love Twycross Zoo, as the attraction is famed worldwide for having one of the largest collections of monkeys, apes and lemurs in the UK. Read More »

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Focus on France

Home to the famous Brie de Meaux, this easily accessiblearea of France harbours a rich wartime history, alongside a wealth of entertainment venues



A recent familiarisation trip to Seine-et-Marne. (L-R) Annabel from Travelbound, Diane from Richmond Coaches, Chris Wales from Coach Tourism Council, Brian from Wayahead Travel and Sue from Albatross Travel

The vast county of Seine-et-Marne in France – named after the Seine and Marne rivers – covers Marne & Ourcq, Disneyland Paris, Brie & Morins, Provinois Bassee Montois, Centre Brie and Fountainebleau. Crossed by the Marne River, Meaux is a historic town situated within Seine-etMarne, and is over 2,000 years old. Meaux is known for its flavoursome mustard and mild Brie de Meaux, with a detailed and informative exhibition about the famous cheese housed in the heart of the city. Read More »

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Up Close and Personal – Sue Day


Sue Day has been the Guest Relations Officer at West Midland Safari & Leisure Park for over eleven years and has been a direct contact for GTOs since 2011. She recognises the importance of great customer care and always takes the trouble to talk to guests in person, on the telephone, at exhibitions and to host familiarisation visits. Read More »

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Grab 6 of your mates for great group rates at THORPE PARK!

Group Travel World subscribers are able to redeem great group rates from THORPE PARK, remember to quote GTW!

Experience a world first in 2013 as you are challenged to take a death-defying flight in reverse on the UK’s first winged rollercoaster, THE SWARM.

Fearless riders who brave it backwards on THE SWARM won’t know what’s coming as they spin 180° and plunge 127ft into an apocalyptic wasteland, speeding unknowingly towards the wing of a genuine plane wreckage. With selected seats facing backwards, riders will attack THE SWARM head on or experience a relentless ride in reverse.

And with a terrifying new near-miss that will see THE SWARM rip through the mangled metal of a devastated billboard before dragging riders within inches of rotating helicopter blades and a flaming fire truck, THE SWARM is sure to terrify even the bravest of thrill seekers!

New for 2013, prepare to be catapulted from dream to scream in less than 60 seconds at The Crash Pad, the ultimate overnight stay.

The Crash Pad will offer thrill-seeking mates and adrenaline-loving families the perfect place to crash after an action packed day of stomach-churning rollercoasters. With some of Europe’s most extreme rides in its back garden and a mix of chilled out entertainment, comedy shows and club nights (on selected nights), as well as a comfy bed and mouth-watering breakfast, The Crash Pad will catapult guests from dream to scream in less than 60 seconds.

Within screaming distance of the Park’s newest rollercoaster, THE SWARM, each room in The Crash Pad sleeps four people and includes an en-suite shower room and toilet, flat screen TV and a safe. Guests who want to recharge after a day of non-stop thrills can enjoy a mix of chilled out evening entertainment and those who want to keep the party going can take advantage of comedy shows, concerts and club nights from world famous brands.

Grab 7 or more friends and family to get great discounts with our group tickets and take a death-defying flight in reverse on THE SWARM before being catapulted from dream to scream in less than 60 seconds at The Crash Pad.

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