Explore the English Riviera

Date revealed for the 2019 Groups Showcase in the English Riviera…

One of the UK’s most popular group holiday destinations has revealed the date for its second Groups Showcase following its first successful event, which was enjoyed by more than 85 coach and group tour operators.

Now in its second year, the English Riviera Groups Showcase will take place from March 26-28, 2019 and will provide the perfect opportunity for coach, tour operators and group travel organisers to see for themselves how much the English Riviera has to offer groups all year round.

Organised by the English Riviera Business Improvement District [ERBID] Company and coordinated by UK travel trade specialists Steve Reed Tourism Ltd of Hampshire, this three-day event will be a unique occasion for the travel trade to plan future group tours to the beautiful South Devon Coast.

Carolyn Custerson is the CEO of the English Riviera BID Company. She says: “March 26-28 next year will be one of the key dates in our tourism calendar and deliberately coincides with our annual English Riviera Tourism Exhibition [27 March] at the Riviera International Conference Centre, where tour planners will be able to meet a range of hotel and attraction operators face to face to discuss future tours.”

The 2018 event attracted a range of coach and tour operators, group travel organisers and inbound tour planners to the English Riviera. It was a perfect opportunity to showcase the many hotels, year-round attractions and group venues that are always on offer in the English Riviera.

Several English Riviera attractions will be showcased at the 2019 event, including Bygones Victorian Village, Babbacombe Model Village, Torre Abbey, Cockington, Kents Cavern and Dartmouth Steam Railway. Delegates will be hosted free of charge by hotels across the resort, including Babbacombe, Torquay and Paignton, and will be invited to a gala dinner and show at Babbacombe Theatre.

If you would like to reserve a place on the English Riviera 2019 Groups Showcase please email steve@stevereedtourism.co.uk or call 01420 560288. Places are subject to availability and eligibility. Cancellation charges apply.