Kate Taylor
Digital Content Manager

See other Blog articles filed in ‘Editor's Blog’ written by Kate Taylor
   
DID YOU KNOW that you can get into two travel shows for the price of one at Manchester's EventCity this week? If you buy a ticket for the Caravan & Motorhome Show (Thursday, 23 January to Sunday, 26 January), your ticket will also get you into The Times-sponsored Destinations: Holiday and Travel Show, too.

 

 

Not only that, but as one of our valued Practical Motorhome readers you can buy your ticket for The Caravan & Motorhome Show online in advance for just £7.00 instead of paying £9.00 per adult on the door. Just visit the show’s website and quote the 'HAY21' discount code when booking.  

 

Thursday to Sunday: 23 to 26 January, 2014

In The Caravan & Motorhome Show we'd love you to pop over to our Practical Motorhome stand to say hello (Hall 2, Stand 1, near Swift's caravan stand and the new 'Great Days Out' stand: see show guide map). Also, for the first time, our Owner Satisfaction Survey Awards ceremony will be open to the public and we’d love to see you there, from 3pm on Thursday, 23 January 2014, the first day of the show.

 

Portugal at Destinations

Free tastes of wine, cheese and meat from Portugal will be available at Destinations: The Holiday and Travel Show  

 

 

Two travel shows at EventCity this week

Once you've visited the Caravan & Motorhome Show, you can use that same ticket to pop into the Destinations: The Holiday and Travel Show in the same venue (also running from Thursday, 23 January until Sunday, 26 January).

 

Alentejo in Portugal is one of the sponsors of Destinations: The Holiday and Travel Show in Manchester and will be offering free samples of wine, cheese and meat from this beautiful region at the show as well! 

 

Portugal's Alentejo region hopes to entice you

Portugal's Alentejo region looks beautiful

 

You can then use your ticket to go back into the Caravan & Motorhome Show again afterwards. (Funnily enough, Destinations: The Holiday and Travel Show ticket-holders can't get into the Caravan & Motorhome Show without paying extra, so we feel especially lucky to get two shows for the price of one!)

 

Spot the celebrity!

TV star Julia Bradbury, President of the Camping and Caravanning Club, will visit Destinations: The Holiday and Travel Show on Saturday at 2pm to give a talk.  Michaela Strachan will also be at that show. Meanwhile, it's bubbly Michelle Collins who will open the Caravan & Motorhome Show this Thursday. 

 

Portugal at Destinations show

Por Alen Monsaraz in Portugal

 

Tour further in your motorhome

Destinations: The Holiday and Travel Show will feature many tourist boards from around the world, who hope you'll visit in 2014. Motorhomes might not be on their minds, though, so if they don't know where you can go camping in their countries, pop straight back to the Caravan & Motorhome Show, where you'll find a warm welcome and lots of information about motorhome touring abroad. 

 

Manchester will the the first venue for Destinations: The Holiday and Travel Show – it travels to London's Earl's Court after that, opening from 6-9 February. 

 

Jose Serranto Portugal

Will Jose Serrano in Portugal set you dreaming of a motorhome tour to Portugal? 

 

Kate Taylor

Practical Motorhome

21 January, 2014

 

 

Read more:

Joining us at the Manchester 2014 Caravan & Motorhome Show?

 

STOP PRESS: Our Rob Ganley and Gentleman Jack Bancroft will be giving a talk in the Manchester 2014 Caravan & Motorhome Show theatre at 3pm on Friday, 24 Jan: Getting Started in Caravanning and Motorcaravanning

 

Please share the story to tell friends about this deal

 

 

Share with friends

Follow us on

Most recent motorhome reviews

The Practical Motorhome Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo 250d Sport Long review – 1 - The Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo 250d Sport Long is priced from £56,670 OTR, £63,990 as tested (© Phil Russell/Practical Motorhome)
The Practical Motorhome Chausson Welcome 711 Travel Line review – 1 - The new Chausson 711 is being sold in Welcome Travel Line spec only (© Peter Baber/Practical Motorhome)

Swift Rio 325

£52,180OTR

The Practical Motorhome Swift Rio 325 review – 1 - The 2018 Swift Rio 325 is just 5.99m long and has a licence-friendly MTPLM of 3500kg (© Phil Russell/Practical Motorhome)
The Practical Motorhome IH N-Class 630 RLS review – 1 - The IH N-Class 630 RLS is priced from £73,995 OTR for the 130bhp variant and from £76,490 OTR for the 180bhp version – we're testing the latter (© Gentleman Jack/Practical Motorhome)
The Practical Motorhome Marquis Majestic 196 review – 1 - Fitting six berths and six travel seats into a 3500kg motorhome is no mean feat – does it work? (© Phil Russell/Practical Motorhome)
The Practical Motorhome Swift Bessacarr 597 review – 1 - The ’van tested has an MTPLM of 3850kg, but there is a version with a 3500kg MTPLM (and a lower payload) – read more in our Swift Bessacarr 597 review (© Peter Baber/Practical Motorhome)