Former ILG staff plan networking events after successful reunion

Former International Leisure Group staff are already planning further networking events after a successful reunion to mark 20 years since the group’s demise.

More than a hundred former employees turned up for the reunion in Bromley, where the group was based. ILG founder Harry Goodman was among those to attend the reunion of the group, parent company of Air Europe and Intasun Leisure.

ILG  was the UK’s second largest tour operator in the 1980s before it collapsed in 1991 following the start of the first Gulf War, becoming the largest travel company collapse until XLLeisure Group failed in 2008.

Reunion organiser Lawrence Assock said there were already plans in the pipeline for a networking event next year for former staff and hinted a reunion could also be held in the north of England later this year for staff who missed out or could not make it to London.

He said: “We would probably look at organising a bigger event in central London next year as a good networking event as most former staff are still in travel. We would make sure it didn’t clash with any industry events as some people couldn’t make the reunion because they were attending ITB in Berlin.

“Already there has been some interest in a reunion up north and if there is enough interest we could look at running an event in April.”

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