Attending ExploreGB as a Buyer

Why Attend?

ExploreGB provides international buyers with a unique opportunity to meet and do business with up to 250 British & Irish tourism suppliers.

The workshop will take place over two days in Harrogate, Yorkshire and a wide variety of tourism suppliers will be in attendance including:

  • Accommodation providers
  • Attractions
  • DMOs/Tourist boards
  • Inbound/Local tour operator
  • Tourism service providers
  • Transport companies

The event consists of:

  • Two days of pre-scheduled 1-2-1 meetings with up to 50 meetings over the two days, based on both buyer and supplier preferences
  • Seminars with new product ideas and itineraries to help boost your business
  • Networking opportunities including a cocktail reception and a gala dinner.
  • A 4-5 day educational trip

Register for your place at ExploreGB 2019

Register as a buyer

What's Included

VisitBritain’s flagship event, ExploreGB, is an invaluable opportunity for you as an international travel trade buyer to meet and do business with up to 200 British and Irish suppliers and destinations in an easy and relaxed environment. Consisting of a two-day workshop filled with pre-scheduled, 1-2-1 appointments, a welcome dinner on 8 May and an evening networking dinner on 9 May, participating is hassle-free.

Your attendance at ExploreGB also includes a 4 or 5 day educational to help you expand your knowledge of Britain. Focused on our new range of bookable product, the themes including food and drink, exploring by rail, itineraries from major international gateways, luxury and new products developed through the Discover England Fund. You will have the opportunity to engage with suppliers’ products and services on a one-to-one basis, establish relationships with local experts and discuss any customer requirements and lay the foundation for future client “value” experiences.

Flights, airport transfers, food & beverage throughout and access to the workshop and educational trips are all included.​

All buyer registrations are subject to a non-refundable administration fee of £199.00. VAT is also applicable if located within the EU.

Educationals

Your attendance at ExploreGB also includes a 4 or 5 day educational to help you expand your knowledge of Britain. These itineraries have been planned in conjunction with your local VisitBritain representative, and are focused on our range of bookable product suggestions. The themes for the educationals include food and drink, exploring by rail, itineraries from major international gateways, luxury and new products developed through the Discover England Fund. You will have the opportunity to engage with suppliers’ products and services on a one-to-one basis, establish relationships with local experts and discuss any customer requirements.

Below you can find a summary of the itineraries that are planned for 2019. At this stage, the overall destinations are listed, although the final itineraries are subject to change as the services are confirmed. The complete itineraries will appear on this site nearer the date of the event itself.

All local transport, meals, accommodation and activities as part of the educational are included in the cost of ExploreGB, alongside access to the workshop, appointments and networking events and dinners.

The itineraries for 2019 are as follows: