The 2020 date for the annual English Riviera Group Buyer Showcase and FAM event to South Devon has just been announced and Group Organisers and Tour Operators are invited to sign up.

Tuesday 17th to Thursday 19th March 2020 is the date for tour planner diaries all over the UK. Organised by the English Riviera Business Improvement District [ERBID] Company and coordinated by countrywide group travel specialists Steve Reed Tourism Ltd, the event will be the third successive showcase for coach and tour operators and GTOS.

Tour buyers signing up will be hosted in hotels across the English Riviera and can take in a highly enjoyable familiarisation tour of year round attractions, hotels and tourist destinations.

As the centre-piece of the event there will be the English Riviera Tourism Exhibition which takes place every year at the centrally located Riviera International Centre. There attendees will have the opportunity to discuss business face to face with ERBID including a popular ‘Meet the Buyers’ event.

Tour buyers will be hosted free of charge in a selection of group hotels and have the opportunity to visit local attractions with opportunities to explore and experience Torquay, Cockington, Babbacombe, Paignton and/or Brixham, with local transfers provided.

Carolyn Custerson is the CEO of the English Riviera BID Company:
We are very pleased to extend our invitation to the travel trade to participate in the 2020 English Riviera Showcase,’ says Carolyn.

‘This annual event is growing in popularity and is an excellent way to bring to life the superb attractions, hotels and group facilities on offer here – and it’s a great opportunity to help coach and tour planners to put their future touring plans together.

Pam Russell of the Sutton Coldfield Veasey Probus Club attended the last showcase:

‘From beginning to end it was superb, with plenty of food for thought for organising a group visit. We found the Meet the Buyer event very useful and we are ploughing our way through all the literature and ideas we acquired during our visit, whilst they are still fresh in our memory,’ says Pam.

Any tour planner[s] wishing to attend 17-19 March 2020 should contact Steve Reed Tourism Ltd on [01420] 560288 or email Places are subject to availability and eligibility. Cancellation charges apply. Overnight and day delegate places are available.