TV presenter Julia Bradbury and Travelzoo’s UK boss Joel Brandon-Bravo are headline speakers at British Tourism & Travel Show 2017 (March 22-23).
Bradbury is known for presenting the BBC’s Countryfile and is a celebrity ambassador for Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, the Outdoor Trust, and the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme – and the first female president of the Camping and Caravanning Club.
Brandon-Bravo (pictured), managing director of Travelzoo UK, will be speaking about the online travel sector at the show.
Travelzoo offers travel packages from more than 2,000 companies, reaching 28 million subscribers globally, including four million in the UK.
He will discuss Travelzoo’s approach, revealing how working with leading destinations can increase visitor numbers – and how the travel sector can learn from other sectors.
Taking place at the NEC Birmingham, BTTS will feature more than 260 visitor attractions, venues, destinations, hotels, transport providers, associations and destination management organisations.
Among them are Albatross Travel Group, Bletchley Park, Canal & River Trust, DFDS, Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, Hilton Worldwide, Independent Coach Travel, Manchester City Football Club, Marriott Hotels, The National Brewery Centre, The National Trust for Scotland, The Royal Mint Visitor Centre, Ticketmaster, and Warner Leisure Hotels.
New names for 2017 include ScotRail, Newark Information Centre, Fleetwood Market, River Escapes, The Portbyhan Hotel, Countrywide Hotels, Abbotsbury Tourism, ArcelorMittal Orbit (in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London), Castle Howard, Rhondda Heritage Park, Waterperry Gardens, and Continuum Attractions, including the Emmerdale Studio Experience.