just for groups! showcases Norfolk
3rd October 2011
Group travel specialist just for groups! held an educational weekend for 50 group organisers, based at Warner’s Corton Coastal Resort, a cliff-top village close to the seaside resort of Lowestoft, on the Norfolk-Suffolk border.
As part of their fam trip, they visited the Nelson Hotel in Great Yarmouth – which became part of the portfolio of sister brand Grand UK Hotels last year – and is an ideal base for group coach tours in East Anglia.
The GTOs enjoyed lunch at Wroxham Barns – an award-winning shopping attraction in Norfolk – and afternoon tea at Gunton Hall Resort, a Warner Leisure Hotels property near Lowestoft.
One of the highlights of the weekend was a river cruise aboard The Southern Comfort, a Mississippi-style paddle boat which runs regular trips from the village of Horning along the Norfolk Broads.
Harold Burke, sales director at just for groups!, said: “We enjoyed glorious weather on our trip and our Broads cruise felt like being in the Mediterranean!
“We are getting more and more enquiries and bookings from organisers for this region so it’s great to have the opportunity to showcase East Anglia, with unrivalled scenery, major attractions and a wide range of accommodation options.
“The groups market is remaining buoyant despite the economic downturn, and organisers are taking advantage of some great offers.”
Burke also thanked Warner, Southern Comfort and Wroxham Barns for their “exceptional hospitality”.
“We also wanted to show organisers how important it is for us to have such reliable partners that help to ensure their group tours are smooth and stress-free,” added Burke.
“As part of The UK Holiday Group, we have the ability to offer great rates on accommodation and ‘tailor made’ tour packages, as well as the reassurance of being part of an ABTA and ATOL-bonded company.
“We’ve had a very successful 2011, with more groups booking escorted tours and cruises, to worldwide destinations, with us than ever before.
“And 2012 is gearing up to be even busier – thanks in part to promotional activities such as this trip to the Broads.”
The new summer 2012 brochure from sister company Grand UK Holidays was released recently, with lots of holiday ideas that just for groups! can ‘tailor-make’ to the specific needs of any group.
It features the new ‘Gold’ brand of upmarket escorted coach tours, as well as new coach tours and river cruises across the UK and Europe, and ocean cruises with Marco Polo.
Parent company, The UK Holiday Group, remains strong and continues to invest for the future.
This includes two new hotel acquisitions, increasing the hotel division portfolio to 13 properties.
For more, call just for groups! on 01603 886 740 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org