Tourism & Attractions Show moves to Ironbridge for second show on 8th March 2014
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Tourism & Attractions Show moves to Ironbridge for

second show on 8th March 2014 


Following the resounding success of the inaugural Tourism & Attractions Show (TAS) earlier this year, the exhibition is moving to the interactive Enginuity design and technology centre at Coalbrookdale in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, Shropshire for its second exhibition on Saturday, 8th March 2014 (10.30am-2.30pm).


Visitor registration is now open and stands can be booked for the free entry exhibition, which will be a comprehensive regional showcase for North West tourism and events including Staffordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire, the North Midlands and North and Mid Wales.


The show will be a great opportunity for group travel, event organisers and members of the travel trade to discuss their requirements face-to-face and pick up new and exciting ideas for itineraries and venues in the region. Coach operators are also being encouraged to bring their key clients to visit the show who will receive fast track entry and enjoy a VIP Welcome.


TAS 2013 attracted more than 200 high quality and influential visitors and over 50 stands. Commenting on this year’s show exhibitor Tim King, Tourism Officer for Shropshire Council said; “TAS was very beneficial to Shropshire.  We made new contacts and it was gratifying to hear how much group organisers enjoy coming to our county” and Heather Jones, Product Manager, Royal Crown Derby added, “The exhibition was a really well-organised and therefore well-attend event.”


One of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Enginuity uses huge, hands-on exhibits to explore the technology behind industry as well as explain how our everyday objects work. Set either side of the stunning Severn Valley, the museums celebrate different aspects of life in the Gorge from the discoveries of Abraham Darby over 300 years ago at the start of the Industrial Revolution and the construction of the world’s first Iron Bridge, to the creation of magnificent china and decorative tiles, while at Blists Hill Victorian Town life over 100 years ago can be experienced. Visitors to TAS will receive passes, valid for six months, enabling them to explore the museums of their choice for free on the day and after their visit to the exhibition.

Five miles south of Telford town centre, the Gorge is easily reached via the M6 and M54 motorways exiting at Telford (M54 junction 4 or 6) and then following the brown tourism signs; Telford Central railway station is also about five miles from the Gorge.


TAS will be an affordable table-top event with no shell scheme or costly extras; stand prices start from just £380 plus the option of a mains power point. They can be booked online at or call Lesley Parr on 07754 482139 ( Registration is also now open online or contact Julie Hart on 01424 572089 ( Further information about the venue and directions can be found on

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