made MD Jonathan and Senior Account Manager Tom Sanderson have just returned from the New York Times Travel Show, joining over 550 exhibitors representing more than 170 destinations. The exhibition included unforgettable cultural performances and tastes from the world's most delicious destinations.
It's one of the first major travel events of the calendar year and Excursions 2018 once again delivered on all fronts. Held at the iconic Alexandra Palace, made CEO Vince Mutty attended the show on Saturday, meeting with hundreds of travel trade professionals and holiday makers from across the UK.
Guests of made were invited to the opening night of Cirque de Soleil's newest production OVO at Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday evening.
Jonathan and Billi-Jo from the made team are at the 48th edition of Vakantiebeurs, the best and most inspiring holiday event in the Netherlands.
2017 was a record year for inbound tourism to the UK, with growth set to continue in 2018 according to forecasts from national tourism agency VisitBritain.
Overseas visits to the UK are forecast to break through the 40 million mark for the first time in 2018, reaching 41.7 million, up 4.4% on 2017 which is expected to see 39.9 million visits. Spending by overseas visitors to the UK is forecast to reach £26.9 billion in 2018, up 6.8% on 2017 which is expected to total £25.1 billion by year end.