The Hays Travel Independence Group will hold its annual overseas conference in Barcelona this year.

The event will be held at the four-star Avenida Palace Hotel on November 14-17.

Organisers have reported a strong pick-up from the group’s 170 members.

Linda Pyle, the consortium’s group sales manager, said: “We’ve already had a fantastic response from our members for this year’s conference, with over 80% confirming attendance.

“We decided on Barcelona this year as it is not too far from home and easily accessible for our members from a range of regional UK airports.”