Established for thirty years, Landor Travel Publications has been developing a multi-dimensional strategy of activities to support the UK tourism and travel industry and highlight the full potential of tourism across the country with new opportunity and product areas for both domestic and incoming customers.
We have a range of ‘routes to market’ for destinations, attractions and other tourism and travel suppliers including Group Travel Organiser magazine and its 10,000 group buyer readership, a range of themed and regional guides developed with clients in print, niche websites, and national and regional events. We have organised the Tourism and Events Showcase for the North, and Tourism and Attractions Show for the Midlands, over a number of years.
In January 2016, the First Go Travel Show was successfully held in London at the Copper Box arena in Olympic Park, attracting some 60 exhibitors and over 600 key buyers and decision-makers from the group travel organiser and tour operator community.
A second new event, the Go Travel Show North, will be a key part of the Northern Tourism Initiative at the end of October alongside the companion conference on Tourism and Transport in the North.
The new events are designed to capture the growing focus on the importance of regional tourism being demonstrated at both national and local government levels, and various themes and visitor strategies that are emerging within the tourism sector to attract both domestic and incoming visitors, and to meet their needs in new ways. LTP is itself promoting a number of such themes including ‘Discover Britain’s Delightful Towns’ in print and as an online product, and partnering with other like-minded organisations.
An experienced travel and tourism professional with 25 years industry experience with Thomas Cook, as Managing Director for all UK shops, call centres, thomascook.com, thomascooktv etc. and as Group Commercial Director for lastminute.com. Andrew recently worked for ITV as e-commerce Director and as a consultant to a number of travel, technology and tourism businesses.
With many years of experience as an expert contributor on Travel, Tourism and Transport, Peter founded the Landor Publishing business and has led the development of its range of specialist publications. He is passionate about uncovering and promoting the special potential of local destinations. This led to him creating the Group Travel Organiser magazine and the website Discover Britain’s Towns, as well as leading on a number of other projects and events.
Val is a specialist writer and expert contributor of tourism and culture related themes. She has been Contributing Editor for GTO Magazine for over three years and has just assumed the Editorship. Amongst her specialisms are industrial and heritage tourism where she focuses on enabling enthusiasts to learn more about, and to enjoy their specific interests, from ceramics and art to historical buildings and landscapes.