Tourism and Leisure Show 2012 at Crowne Plaza Colchester Five Lakes

TThe Tourism and Leisure Show 2012 is coming to Crowne Plaza Colchester Five Lakes, Tolleshunt Knights, Essex on Thursday 23rd February. Open from 10am until 3.30pm. A fantastic platform for the Essex tourism industry, this annual event is now in its 17th year, and is already gearing up to be just as successful as the 2011 show.

The exhibition will provide Essex residents with inspiration for great days out and short breaks throughout Essex and surrounding counties, and with over 20 new exhibitors including Stow Maries Aerodrome (the only surviving 1st world war aerodrome in the world, and we are lucky enough to have it in Essex!), Leeds Castle, Valentines Mansion & Gardens and The Henry Moore Foundation, the Show is packed full of top class visitor attractions, destinations, hotel groups and coach and tour operators.  Come and see what’s on your doorstep!

The Taste Essex area will also showcase some of the wonderful local produce Essex has to offer, including Wilkins of Tiptree and Hadleys Ice cream.

Priti Patel, MP and local constituent for Witham, will open the Show at 10.00am. Presentations and show around of the Hotel facilities, will also run throughout the day as follows:

11.00am          The Harwich Society – David Whitte

11.30am          Show around of Crowne Plaza Fivelakes

12 noon           Anglia Tours – Dickie Knight

1.00pm            Kentwell Hall, Suffolk – Judith Phillips

2.00pm            Stow Maries Aerodome, Essex – Russell Savory

2.30pm            Show around of Crowne Plaza Fivelakes

A Florida courtesy coach will run from Witham Railway Station to the venue on the hour and half hour, starting at 9.30am from the station.

This year, Visit Essex is supporting The Big Bear Fest, a music festival held in memory of Sam Bearman, a local man who died at the age of 24 of Meningitis. The Same Bearman trust raises money for Meningitis UK and many other charities.

For further information, and FREE tickets to the show, please visit:,  or JUST COME ALONG ON THE DAY!

email: or call Carol on 01245 435152.

Posted by Lucy Cook


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