Sunday 13th March 2016 saw the return of the highly acclaimed Holiday and Leisure Show at Dover Cruise Terminal.
The show, once again, attracted over 2.300 visitors, throughout the day, ensuring the show was, once again, a major success for both the exhibitors and the visitors.
The queues started before the show opened and visitors to the show said that this was an amazing show with everything you could wish for under one roof and a great day out with lots of information picked up for ideas of things to do throughout the summer.
We were extremely pleased that Midcounties Co-operative Personal Travel Agents joined us this year with many of their Travel Partners - Disney Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, The River Cruise Line, Diamond Rail Holidays, Cosmos Tours and Cosmos Cruise - and had a centralised booking area with fixed internet links with the ability to capture data, enquiries and make bookings online.
For the first time we were delighted to also welcome the Award Winning Travel Club Elite company with a well- travelled team of professional consultants. Travel Club Elite specialise in Beach holidays, Ski holidays, Tailor Made Trips, Worldwide Tours, Cruising, River Cruising and were proud to have Mark Warner, Tauck, Hurtigruten, Backroad Tours and Wendy Wu attend the show with them.
A selection of comments received after the 2016 Show::
Thanks again for a great show, we took bookings on the day and there was a lot of interest for our NEW 2017/2018 programme. All our main brochures were picked up so that’s a good indication.
Angela - Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
Many thanks for another Great Travel Show the show gets better every year great news on the foot fall on the day, this is the best travel show we ever attend we cannot wait until next years show. The interest from the visitors was exceptional
Captain John Potter (M V Princess Pocahontas)
This was the best show yet – we have been attending the Holiday & Leisure Show since the start and it get better each year. Don’t miss next year’s show, I am positive it will be better than ever - we feel the quality of attendee is improving each year. Could we please reserve our space for next year and also reserve a slot in the theatre.
Roy & Margaret GoCruise
Many thanks, was a good show again and well organised! Have already had a booking confirm now too! Same again for next year, please, with presentation slot!!
Tim The River Cruise Line
On behalf of the Tunnels and I, thank you for an excellent show on Sunday. Your hard work certainly paid dividends and I am only sorry that more 'attractions' didn't support your efforts. Rest assured that in one form or another I will be at next year's show. I got three firm group bookings plus a huge amount of interest from individuals so was well worth my time and effort.
Derek, Ramsgate Tunnels
Glenn said he met some great quality clients and it was a great success. Well done.
Thank you again so very much for accommodating The Medway Queen stand within such short notice in your Holiday & Leisure Show! I was very pleased with the level of footfall, and would, please, request that you kindly accept our attendance at next years’ Show. Thank you again.
Andrew, Medway Queen
Another great Holiday and Leisure Show! Well structured, well attended and some very solid enquiries on the day gives me hope that we will see a solid return on our investment.
Lockie, Back Roads Touring
Confirmed my first booking this morning!! 4 people going cruising next July... So I'm definitely up for booking for next year, was going to anyway, but now!! definitely!
Maria Phillips, My Travel Fairy
Thank you so much for a great day yesterday. We had a very successful time meeting some really nice people and they in turn met some of our beautiful owls (and babies). They drew big crowds as always. We look forward to 2017!
Anna & Stef Leeds Castle
Thank you very much indeed for a great show.
Paul Wells, Personal Travel Agents, Mid Counties Co op Travel
Very well done to you The show was brilliant: very well organized. I would call it 'Kent's holiday and leisure boutique show' as you have such a great variety of exhibitors and a lot to offer to Kent and beyond audience. I would like to thank you for choosing MMM as media partner.
Rasa, MMM Media
It was a fabulous day, big well done! We did not stop talking to people all day,
Tanith, Big Cat Sanctuary.
Many thanks for yesterday, very well organised
Marcus, UK Electric Bike
It's great to see we are bringing in families with children now and we were indeed kept very busy this year and I'm glad they are feeding back their enjoyment also.
Dazzling Daz, Childrens Entertainment
We look forward to seeing everyone again in 2017!!