Exhibitors under starter’s orders for Kempton Park

Map of UK showing KemptonSince the news that the GO Travel Show was moving from East to West, and taking up residence at Kempton Park Racecourse for 2018, the GTO commercial team has been busy signing up exhibitors and sponsors from a wide range of sectors and areas for April’s showcase exhibition.

Read on to find out more about some of our key exhibitors who you’ll meet at Kempton Park Racecourse on 17th April, and the other attractions and activities we’ve been organising.

Darryl Murdoch, Show Director and Commercial Manager

“I am really pleased to be able to bring The GO Travel Show to Kempton. It’s a great location with a fantastic exhibition space. This event has always been more than just a group travel exhibition however, and provides the opportunity for our travel trade partners to do some really interesting things.

“We have already booked in a range of special displays and activities, plus some surprises including famous vehicles on show outdoors. Along with our exclusive Fam Trips to neighbouring attractions like Hampton Court, and top class entertainment and catering, our visitors can expect a great day of discovery and enjoyment.”

“I’m delighted with the level of support we have already received for the event. With nearly 60 exhibitors signed up in just a few weeks since we announced our plans, this level of interest really bodes well for the event, and it is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet.”

Fam trips & visits

Alongside the Show, visitors will be able to join a number of Fam Visits.

As well as Hampton Court Palace, (just three miles away) we are planning trips and other interactions to a number of attractions such as the Museum of Water & Steam and the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.

Look out for more information soon!

The GO Travel Show at Kempton Park Racecourse will be more than a exhibition, as we will be partnering with a range of professional travel and tourism organisations to deliver a show with a difference!

Both inside and outside we have plans for a host of activities for you to get involved with and to enjoy. From competitions that will help you find out more about exhibitors at the show and talking to costumed re-enactors who will bring an attraction to life, to listening to a traditional brass band performing courtesy of Isle of Wight Tours. You’ll also be able to take a step back in time in our vintage vehicle display and a step into the future by trying one of the latest VR Experiences for yourself!

Who will visit?

The show targets a wide range of group travel buyers, tour and coach operators and travel trade professionals. GTO magazine has been instrumental in delivering quality audiences at exhibitions for over two decades and this year’s event will deliver another great result and we will be partnering with a range of professional travel and tourism organisations to deliver a show with a difference!

We will ensure a visitor base of around 800 quality attendees comprising:

  • Group Travel Organisers representing all types of clubs and associations, including staff associations, special interest groups, sports and social clubs.
  • Tour and Coach Operators and Trip Planners
  • Event Organisers
  • Teachers and Youth Group Organisers
  • Incoming Overseas Operators and Travel Trade Professionals

Visitors will be invited to attend this FREE entry event through advertising and editorial exposure in GTO magazine, other trade media coverage, and online and social network promotion.

Three Exhibitor options


The hall will be split into three areas made up of table top/pop ups, shell schemes and a special features area with freestyle options.


Visitor Attractions Accommodation Providers, Destinations, Event Promoters, Tour Operators, Transport and Travel Service Suppliers, Ferry and Cruise Lines, Ticketing and Booking Agents and all other tourism and travel suppliers interested in the groups material.


You will meet group buyers face to face giving an excellent opportunity to connect on a personal level, receive promotion in GTO magazine and the chance to package exhibition space with advertising and editorial support find new customers and develop your group travel packages based on ‘on the spot’ feedback.

We have designed the exhibitor options to reflect a range of budgets and there is no need to take a shell scheme with our table top and pop up stand choices. Prices start from £495 + VAT, with options of special space for features areas also available!


Travel trade suppliers from all aspects of the group travel world are rapidly signing up for the GO Travel Show and all sectors from destinations, historic properties, gardens, river trips, wildlife attractions, accommodation suppliers, to tour, cruise transport and coach operators will be represented.

There’ll be a special focus on the immediate area of south west London featuring the well and lesser known attractions to give you some fresh inspiration of trips you can plan for your group to this part of the city.

For further information and to book a stand please use our exhibitor booking form or contact Darryl Murdoch darryl.murdoch@landor.co.uk Tel: 07983 637844

Visitor Information

Visitor Registration is now open. Please book online to secure your place or contact Julie Hart at julie.hart@grouptravelorganiser.com

FREE Coaches

We are arranging FREE coaches covering different routes to Kempton Park from across the south and west of the country. Full details will be available soon.

Who will be there?

A small selection of who will be there...


  • Abacus
  • Away Resorts/Mill Rythe Holiday Village
  • Constantinou Bros Hotels
  • Warner Leisure Hotels
  • Yarn Market Hotel


  • Dunster in Exmoor
  • Poole Tourism
  • Saffron Walden
  • Sussex Top Attractions
  • Visit Faversham

Historic Houses and Gardens

  • Belmont House & Gardens
  • Borde Hill Gardens
  • Brogdale Collections
  • Greenwood Forest Park
  • Historic Royal Palaces
  • Oxford Castle Unlocked
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
  • Royal Horticultural Society
  • Sussex Prairies Gardens

Museums and Attractions

  • Houses of Parliament
  • London Museum of Water and Steam
  • Marwell Zoo
  • Poole Attractions
  • Royal Albert Hall
  • Musical Museum at Kew Bridge

Tour Operators

  • Arena Travel
  • Daish’s Holidays
  • David Urquhart Travel
  • Great Days Travel Group
  • Harry Shaw, IOW Tours
  • Norman Allen Group Travel
  • Travel Editions


  • AGTO
  • British Tourism & Travel Show
  • Condor Ferries
  • French Bros
  • Jockey Club Groups

The excellent facilities in the Kempton Park grandstand will form the focus of the show's exhibition proposition

Supported by

GTO MagazineLandor Travel PublicationsGroup Travel Business ForumCoach MarqueUKinboundAssociation of Group Travel OrganisersSouth Western Railway