Tipto – the Truly Independent Professional Travel Organisation – will see its busy calendar of events start again in February.
The operators’ consortium has unveiled the dates and locations of its remaining Year 20 Roadshow and Supershow events (see below).
The line-up features 19 Roadshows, including two exclusive solus events with Travel House and Altham’s Travel, as well as five Supershows.
At each Roadshow event, agents can meet up to 12 of Tipto’s supplier members and make new agency contacts.
They will learn about new products and offers, gain market intelligence and receive tips on increasing sales.
The networking evening also includes drinks, dinner and prizes to be won, including a £500 holiday voucher, shopping vouchers and fam trip places.
Tipto also holds a prize charity raffle and the organisation is again supporting Reuben’s Retreat during 2019.
The Supershows offer feature a welcome drinks reception followed by the Exhibition Zone, in which agents can meet all Tipto’s 25 suppliers, for information, news and tips.
The evening ends with a meal and interactive entertainment, and prizes such as a £1,000 holiday discount and fam trip places.
All events are free to attend, and every agent attending an event at one of the racecourse venues will receive a free race day ticket to use at a later date.
Agents attending the Supershow at the West Midlands Safari Park will also receive a free return entry ticket.
Now in its 20th year, Tipto has 25 members including Bourne Leisure, Carnival Cruise Lines, Cosmos/Avalon Waterways, Cruise and Maritime Voyages, Do Something Different, Great Rail Journeys, Gold Medal Travel 2, Holiday Extras, Hoseasons/James Villas, Inghams, Intrepid, Leger Holidays, Newmarket Holidays, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Railbookers, RCD Hotels Group, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Saga, Scenic Emerald Waterways, Shearings Holidays, Silversea, Titan, Trafalgar, Travelpack and Wendy Wu Tours.
Feb 26 Brighton: Holiday Inn
Feb 27 Tunbridge Wells: Spa Hotel
Mar 5 Wolverhampton: Racecourse
Mar 6 Cheltenham: Racecourse
Mar 11 Swindon: County Ground
Mar 12 Essex: Stock Brook Country Club, near Billericay
Mar 18 North Wales: The Quay Hotel, Conwy
Mar 20 Southport: Theatre & Conference Centre
Mar 25 Lincoln: Best Western Bentley
Mar 26 Scarborough: Crown Spa
Apr 3 Middlesbrough: Middlesbrough FC
Apr 24 Newmarket: Racecourse
Apr 30 Derby: Derby FC
May 8 Cardiff: Village Hotel
May 9 Swansea – Travel House Solus, Morgan’s Hotel
May 14 Huddersfield – Altham’s Solus, Cedar Court
May 22 Stirling: Court Hotel
Jun 5 Cornwall: venue TBC
Jun 6 Exeter: venue TBC
Feb 25 Southampton: Southampton FC
Mar 19 Liverpool: Aintree Racecourse
Apr 2 Newcastle: Newcastle FC
May 1 Midlands: West Midlands Safari Park
May 15 Leeds: Leeds FC