Greatdays UK is extending an invitation to American and Canadian travel agents who are interested in joining a small select gathering looking to expand their product knowledge at the annual Best of Britain and Ireland (BoBI) Trade Show at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham in March 2013.
The event will showcase a wide selection of must stay hotels, must see attractions, towns and cities, must attend festivals and celebrations in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. With only a small number of North American travel agents present, those attending will return home enthused and better informed than any of their competitors.
The per person UK land only price for this close encounter with some of the best of British and Irish is $499, sharing a half twin. The single supplement is $299.
With the Beatles’ 50th anniversary, Downtown Abbey, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Olympic and Paralympic Games all having been in the news during the past year, many feel inspired to make the UK and Ireland a top destination in 2013 and 2014.
The BoBI Program
Tuesday March 12th
Meet in London for an 10am departure for the university city of Oxford for a hosted lunch presentation given by Britain’s Heritage Cities at the 5 star Randolph Hotel. After a walking tour of the Oxford Colleges not normally accessible to the general public, leave Oxford for the Hilton Metropole Hotel to check in. Once checked in, guests will take a 30 minute drive to Stratford upon Avon and a visit and afternoon tea at Shakespeare’s Birthplace. An early evening departure is scheduled in order to visit the Warwick Castle for the International Buyers drinks reception and dinner. Overnight will be at the Hilton Metropole for 2 nights.
Wednesday March 13th
After breakfast, get ready for an imagination stretching day of conversations with knowledgeable and enthusiastic British and Irish suppliers which can be preselected to ensure that you get the maximum out of day 1 at the Trade Show. With some time to catch your breath, tonight’s highlight will be a Networking Dinner at the hotel.
Thursday March 14
After breakfast there’s a speed dating session with some of the Trade Show exhibitors. Then as there’s so much to discover at the show, the rest of the morning will be spent visiting exhibitors you weren’t able to see yesterday. At around midday, board your coach for a lunchtime and afternoon visit to Stratford upon Avon to see some of the Shakespeare Houses. Accommodations will be at the country house hotel at Wroxall Abbey.
Friday March 15
Explore the many great cultural treasures in Britain’s second city of Birmingham, a UK before heading to London for the last 2 nights. Once checked in, at the moment the rest of the evening is at leisure.
Saturday March 16th
The final morning will consist of a rock ‘n’ roll tour of London and will conclude with a special interest presentation given by the city of Liverpool, the home of the Beatles. The official part of the program finishes after a light lunch and the balance of the day will be at leisure. Theatre tickets are optional and can be purchased in advance.
Sunday March 17th
Independent transfers to the airport for the return flights home.
Greatdays Incoming UK, www.greatdays.co.uk/