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Up Close & Personal: Sue Shapland

Sue Shapland was nominated for Group Travel Organiser of the Year at the Group Leisure Awards 2014, recognised for her outstanding achievements with Exmoor Extrovert, which she started in 1999. They now arrange about 50 day trips and 20 holidays each year. Sue Shapland is also a member of the GTOA Meridian Branch. DESCRIBE THE BEST GROUP TRIP […]

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Face To Face With Mike Newman

In this extensive interview feature, Mike Newman talks to Amy Moore about his early career aspirations, the birth of b2me Tourism Marketing and his future ambitions. EARLY CAREER It was a scorching summer day in July when Mike and I met at a petit Costa Coffee Café outside The O2 Arena. Mike prides himself on his […]

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Up Close & Personal: Mike Newman

Mike Newman is better known in the industry for his role as Managing Director of the travel trade tourism marketing company b2me. Prior work credits include undertaking the sales and marketing of maps and guides for UKinbound (formerly BITOA) and Visit Britain. He currently maintains a substantial position within the GTOA. What do you think […]

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Press Trip To Melton Mowbray

Amy Moore visits the Rural Capital of Food, home to the famous Melton Mowbray Pork Pie and the Melton Farmers Market. On July 29, GTW attended a familiarisation trip to Melton Mowbray hosted by the GTOA Central Branch, which saw a little over 30 GTO’s (including guests) in attendance. Melton is a rather quaint town, […]

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