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New year, new ideas from London & Partners at Excursions 2013

London & Partners will once again be supporting Excursions 2013, taking place at Alexandra Palace on Saturday 26th January.  The 36th annual trade event will be an opportunity for London to showcase everything happening in the capital in 2013 and beyond for group travel organisers.

Louisa Jackley, Senior Marketing Manager for London & Partners leisure tourism commented: “2012 has been an incredible year for London but it’s out with the gold and in with the new. This show is a great opportunity for us to connect with the group travel trade, and we’re delighted to support this fantastic exhibition once again to let everyone know how their customers can benefit from the amazing legacy that the Olympic and Paralympic Games in the capital has provided.”

Highlights for the year for groups include: the opening of The Shard in February, (the highest viewing point in Western Europe -nearly twice as high as any other view in the city), ZSL London Zoo which will be welcoming its new flagship exhibit Tiger Territory in April and the re-opening of The Olympic Park as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in July just ahead of London’s newest cycling festival – RideLondon on 3 and 4 August.  

London & Partners, the mayor’s official promotional organisation for London, will be taking a stand (L01) along with many of the capital’s industry partners including: Ambassador Theatre Group, BBC Tours, City of London Corporation, Encore, Houses of Parliament, Orient Express Royal Academy of Arts, Royal Air Force Museum, Royal Albert Hall Tours, Royal Opera House, Shakespeare's Globe, Tate, The Household Cavalry Museum, The Wallace Collection, Tower Bridge Exhibition, Visit Greenwich, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, Wembley Stadium Tours, Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum & Tour and WWT London Wetland Centre.

Visitors who pre-register and attend Excursions 2013 will be entered into the free prize draw to win some fantastic prizes including an afternoon tea for four adults and entry to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Kew Palace, a guided tour for four, including lunch, at the Royal Air Force Museum, London and tickets for two for Warner Bros. Studio Tour London- The Making of Harry Potter.

For more information about Excursions and to register visit: http://www.excursions.org.uk/

More information about London & Partners travel trade programme is available here: www.londonandpartners.com/travel-trade

Notes to Editors

The show is open from 10.30am to 4.00pm.

Group travel organisers visiting the show from outside London are offered free coach travel with pick-ups from around 20 towns and selected London mainline stations; book in advance by calling 0845 557 7725 or via the show website. Register for tickets online at www.excursions.org.uk or call 02380 625 472.