ExploreGB 2018 Newcastle-Gateshead

Do you want to boost your trade business from key inbound tourism markets from across the world? Sign up to ExploreGB and you’ll have the opportunity to meet with up to 330 international buyers.

What do I get?

  • Up to 50 pre-scheduled, one-to-one meetings with buyers
  • Two-days of seminars, workshops with buyers from 40 markets
  • Networking gala dinner

What is it?

ExploreGB is VisitBritain’s flagship event providing British & Irish tourism suppliers and destinations with an invaluable opportunity to meet and do business with hand-picked hosted international travel buyers from 40+ countries. 

ExploreGB 2018 is fully booked. To be added to the waiting list, please register here.

Why Attend?

ExploreGB provides an exclusive opportunity for British tourism suppliers and destinations to meet and do business with up to 300 international travel buyers from up to 40 countries worldwide.

All buyers are pre-qualified to ensure that they can provide a significant amount of business to participating UK suppliers. Your meetings, which will be up to 50 over the 2 days, will be based on your preferences and matched with the buyers requirments.

Meetings are aimed to give you the best choice accordingly to your requirements, to guarantee the best outcome. The event you will also provide you with you an invaluable database of contacts including all details of the delegates attending the event.


Fam trips

Familiarisation trips are a great way of showcasing your product to buyers first-hand. If you are interested in getting involved with the ExploreGB fam-trip programme or can offer complimentary/special rates to us, please contact us. International buyers attending ExploreGB are all invited to take part in three to five day familiarisation trips following the workshop.

Sponsorship opportunities

There will be lots of opportunities for you to gain exposure before, during and after the event. We are able to accommodate a wide range of budget so if you areconsidering sponsoring ExploreGB 2018 just get in touch with flavia.messina@visitbritain.org.

    Fully booked
    • Date:
      1 Mar 2018 to 2 Mar 2018
    • Price:
      From £925

    Contact details

    Contact information

    Contact name

    Flavia Messina

    Contact email

    Contact telephone

    +44 (0) 20 7578 1010

    Contact additional info

    For new registrations

    Contact name

    Events Team

    Contact email

    Contact telephone

    +44 (0) 20 7578 1312

    Contact additional info

    For existing registrations

    Explore GB is a great opportunity to meet and do business with a huge range of travel suppliers over a range of one-to-one meeting. Explore GB also gives us great opportunities to experience UK products with the help of familiarisation trips spread all over GB.
    Jyot Jhaveri, Sunday Pure Holidays


    ExploreGB is a wonderful event that certainly helped me to find new avenues for promoting the UK to my clients. There is so much that the UK has to offer and ExploreGB is a wonderful way to showcase that.

    Stephen Andrado, Mannai Holidays

    ExploreGB is a great event for allowing suppliers and buyers to connect and trade ideas for increasing travel to Britain. It's a key event in my product development programme. Well organised with productive meetings and valuable networking time between.

    Susan Thesen, British TIPS


    ExploreGB is a great event. It is always well organised and helps me to meet new partners whilst also staying in touch with my existing ones.

    Katharina Barry, DERTOUR