Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Get Away Show at Milton Keynes

I went to a travel trade show at Milton Keynes not long ago.

It was called "The Get Away Show" and was organised by Group Leisure magazine.

Most of the shows of this nature that I visit are held in places like the NEC (National Exhibition Centre) in Birmingham or Earls Court in London - closed environments in every case.

But Group Leisure had the idea of using the centre:mk, Milton Keynes` impressive enormous indoor shopping centre, for the show. In this way, ordinary shoppers came upon it, and I would guess that it influenced a good number of people for whom day trips and holidays were not part of that day`s normal thoughts.

Well done for thinking of it!

There was a relatively small number of stands at the show, but I am sure that this will grow in future years.