First launched in March 1995 it is published by Yandell Publishing (part of the Yandell Media Group), an independent family company based in Milton Keynes.
The aim of the specialist travel magazine is to provide ideas, contacts and advice for people organising all types of coach tours, group trips and group holidays.
Be it a retired group, a party of friends, a sports & social club, or any form of special interest group, here at Group Leisure we aim to inspire with more pages and a modern format that is as enjoyable as it is useful.
The magazine is available free to qualifying group travel organisers (GTOs) via post. Readers can also opt to just receive the e-magazine each month, or both.
But who are these GTOs we refer to and what is group travel? To see our view on the subject click here.
Websites, online and apps
This group travel website is more than an extension of the magazine and offers daily news, exclusive articles, interviews and event listings. The group travel Directory contains thousands of attractions and suppliers with specific group information, pricing and contact details. If you are interested in more dedicated content about group trips and group holidays, this is the number one online destination.
Plus, get the best news and features delivered to you every Thursday - sign up for the Group Leisure Weekly e-newsletter.
You can also choose to download our free apps for iPads and Avdroid tablets to take Group Leisure wherever you go...
And there’s more...
Group Leisure is a large portfolio of products and services that can not only assist GTOs, but offer exciting, targeted commercial opportunities for group travel trade suppliers.
In addition to the monthly magazine, website and Reader Club familiarisation programme, there are a number of directories, annuals and special publications produced throughout the year including:
- Who’s Who in Group Leisure (December)
- Coaching Venues & Excursions Guide (September)
- School Travel Organiser (bi-monthly)
- Who’s Who in the Bus & Coach Industry (May)
- Cruise Magazine (March, June, September and December)
You can buy the above publications and directories by calling +44 (0) 1908-613323 or by using the order form on our Shop page.
Travel Exhibitions & Events
The annual Group Leisure & Travel Show (GLTS) takes place at the NEC Birmingham every autumn. The one-day exhibition presents GTOs with hundreds of exhibitors ready and eager to help and advise with all sorts of group travel planning. It allows organisers to see so many people in a short space of time and deal with the experts face-to-face. Exhibiting companies also enjoy the benefit of a targeted, high quality audience with huge spending potential.
The annual readers’ choice awards ceremony celebrates the best, as voted for by Group Leisure readers. Taking place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole the night before the GLTT Show, the black-tie Group Leisure Awards dinner and ceremony offers the ultimate accolades and the biggest party.
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