The TNT Travel Show took place on Saturday March 1st, at the Business Design Centre - Islington. The show is London's largest free travel exhibition and is regarded by travellers as the place to plan and book their annual travel.
The TNT Travel Shows have become a firmly established fixture for those wanting to travel. People attend our shows not only to gather information on new destinations and places to visit, they actually seek out and book trips whilst they are there. The primary reason to attend for an Exhibitor is to take bookings on the day, with multiple Tour Operators reporting back takings in excess of £600,000. The TNT show is a well known and respected source of revenue for the industry, and simply put..."people attend and spend". Companies have the opportunity to increase their brand awareness with an active group who are serious about and consistently travelling throughout Europe and beyond. The Travel Show also offers an interactive platform to enable direct contact with consumers, assisting with relationship building and data capture. The TNT Travel Show is held in a convenient Central London location, providing easy access for visitors and exhibitors, and has a proven track record of delivering high volumes of passengers.
Exhibitors at the show are primarily travel-related companies; Tourist Boards and Regional Areas, Travel Tour Operators, Travel Insurance Companies, Travel & Booking Agents, Flight Booking Agents, Travel Equipment Providers, Travel Transport Providers, Gap year Travel, Educational Travel and Independent Travel. There are also a wide range of exhibitors who are not travel-based companies, however are present at the show, as they fit in closely with the travel industry and/or the 18-39 market place. Shippers, Recruitment companies, Mobile Phone/Telecomms, Banks and pre-paid credit providers, Travel Guide Publishers, Educational and Training Providers, Volunteering Work Abroad, TEFL and many, many more.
What they said after this year's show
“The TNT show this March far exceeded our expectations for both volume and quality of customers! Most people seemed to book at least 1 holiday, if not more, we have already booked our stand for the Sep show!”
Danniell Saunders – Encounters Travel
“My colleagues & I really enjoyed the show. It's great to have the opportunity to come face-to-face with our target market - backpackers. And they really do come in their hoards... we connect with so many travellers throughout the day, promoting our pocket guide and expanding product awareness. Connecting with the other exhibitors is another important aspect of the event. We feel TNT Travel Show is crucial to our business and look forward to next year's event.”
Sharon Henshall – Backpax Mag
“The show was amazing and we had a ball and I am sure the rest of the guys did too! Though wish I had the chance to breathe, meet some of the other companies, have a meat pie or jump on the surf simulator. Like I said it was a great day with many drinks and meeting many new friends along with being a successful day bookings wise with the small team we had we made many bookings and are keen to grow our stand for next year.”
Jamie Tuner – Stoke Travel
“Attendees are serious about travelling, usually within the next six months, making for very good quality enquiries.”
“Another fantastic day at the TNT Travel show! It’s always great to meet our travellers and get them excited about the trips that they are booking. It’s also great for consumers who are looking for a more personal booking experience and want a face to face consultation. There are great deals on the day and it’s always a high energy busy day!”
Kate Cawood - Topdeck
“We did indeed have a great show Thank you, it was busy which was great not just for you guys, we didn’t even stay out till early hours of the morning like we normally do as
everyone wanted to go home as they were so tired so definately looking forward to September show.”
Steven Ellis – PSS International Removals
“See you again in March!”
Jayne Goodsir – Smart City Hostels
““It was a great show and very well attended”
Ceris - Oasis Overland
A range of high-spending travellers eager to plan and book travel over the Summer period, and remainder of 2014. Take a look at the Stats & Figures page for a more detailed profile of the March 2014 attendees.