Harrogate is gearing up to host Visit Britain’s flagship travel trade event, Explore GB, where 320 suppliers across the UK and Ireland will gather to promote their destinations to the world.
Welcoming more than 250 international visitors from 31 countries, the event will take place at Harrogate Convention Centre from 8th- 10th May.
In partnership with Visit Britain and Visit Harrogate, Cause UK has designed three press trips for 25 international journalists on May 10th. Journalists from Australia, France, Germany, USA, India, Canada and Japan will take part. They will be shown the best of the Harrogate District, the tours will include:
- Turkish Baths
- RHS Harlow Carr
- Betty’s Cafe and Tea Rooms
- Royal Pump Rooms
- Mercer Art Gallery and Valley Gardens
- Newby Hall and Gardens
- Black Sheep Brewery
- Swinton Park Hotel
- How Stean Gorge
- The Yorke Arms
- Slingsby Gin
Cause UK regularly organises journalist press trips on behalf of regional, national and international tourism bodies and our tourism clients.
Visit Harrogate Director, Richard Spencer said: “It’s been a team effort to attract this internationally renowned showcase event to our town. Harrogate Convention Centre, tourist attractions, accommodation operators, hospitality businesses and retailers alike have all played their part in winning this important piece of global business.
“We have been working on this event closely with our tourism partners for the last six months and we can’t wait to give the warmest of welcomes to all these international travel buyers and worlds travel media. Research tells us once they have experienced our destination, they will be back!”
As well as thousands of business meetings taking place during the event and opportunities to attend seminars and workshops on innovations in tourism, delegates will also have the chance to explore Harrogate and further afield, experiencing what’s on offer first-hand through educational trips.