Landor Travel Publications is delighted to announce that Darryl Murdoch, formerly with Metropolis
International and the Great for Groups brand, has joined the Landor Group as Senior Commercial Manager and will take the lead on the 2018 GO Travel Show, which is to be held at Kempton Park Racecourse on Tuesday 17th April.
‘We are delighted to have Darryl on board and to be taking forward the excellent work he did with Great for Groups, alongside the position we have established for the Go Travel Show since it began in 2016 at London’s QE2 Olympic Park’ said LTP Chairman, Peter Stonham.
‘Darryl’s availability, and the withdrawal from the market of the Great for Groups business, has provided us with a brilliant opportunity to build something really special’, Peter continued. The association of GTO Magazine, Darryl’s experience and contacts, and the GO Travel Show’s innovative mission, are an unrivalled combination.’
‘I’m excited at this development, and the potential it provides for me and the industry to really take forward our offer to the group travel audience in 2018’, said Darryl. ‘I’m looking forward to reconnecting with all the destinations, attractions, and suppliers who I was working with at the previous shows, and to delivering an amazing event at Kempton Park with Peter and the GTO team’.
With a passion for travel, Sarah has worked within the industry for 17 years. More than 15 of these have been spent in the group travel industry; working on GTO magazine, together with regional and national exhibitions organised by Landor Travel Publications. Sarah understands the needs of both the exhibitor and visitor to these specialist shows, and is experienced in launching and organising shows, together with exhibitor sales. Sarah is also known within the industry for her role as organiser of the annual Group Travel Awards, which take place on 2nd June 2017.
With over 30 years travel and tourism experience including working for the trade press, tour operators and visitor attractions, I am delighted to be on board as a consultant working for the GO Travel Show North and Landor Travel Publications. With my experience of working with the media, group organisers, teachers, tour operators and the general public, I a keen to bring my skills and knowledge to building the show into a regular event. Having moved north over twenty years ago, I have seen the region grow and do an amazing job in developing its travel and tourism name both in the UK and abroad, and this can only continue. This is a very exciting time to be developing a show that will provide a focus for this.
Val is a specialist writer and expert contributor on 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.