Trade & Media
Below are details of transport that delegates will need to book prior to the sales mission. Please contact the team with any questions regarding this.International Arrivals We invite all Trade and Media delegates join us for the Delegate Briefing in London on the morning of Monday July 10th and therefore recommend arriving no later than Sunday July 9th. There are limited spaces available to join the Visit California UK team at the annual Visit USA Ball on the evening of July 6th (for which there is a buy-in), so for those interested you would need to depart the US on July 5th. Please contact the team for spaces and costs.
The London host hotel is the ME hotel, centrally located on The Strand. Getting to the hotel is easy from both Heathrow and Gatwick Airports. Taxis and Uber are plentiful and an easy way to get to Central London. From Heathrow, the Heathrow Express also offers high speed trains from the airport to Paddington Station, which is only a short tube or taxi ride to the hotel. Likewise Gatwick Airport offers the Gatwick Express, which will deliver you into Victoria Station, which is, again, a short tube or taxi ride from the hotel.
Full details of what transportation is included in the programming is detailed in the full itineraries.
This year we’re taking all delegates to Dublin so we can attend the ever-popular TravelMedia.ie ‘Summer Soiree’ on the Tuesday night (July 11th), after which the delegation will split before coming together again in London for the final events of the Mission.
Please therefore book yourselves on the relevant flights below:
ALL delegates: July 11th LCY-DUB 1045-1155 (CityJet Flt No. WX113 )
July 12th DUB-MAN 1600-1710 (Aer Lingus Flt No. EI3326)
July 12th DUB-GLA 1500-1615 (Aer Lingus Flt No. EI3226)
July 13th GLA-LHR 1405-1535 (British Airways Flt No. 1487)
NB. Trade Track will return from Manchester to London via rail and transport will be pre-arranged by Visit California.
There will be an informal farewell dinner in London on the evening of Friday July 14th, so we would recommend booking your return flight for Saturday July 15th from London Heathrow or Gatwick.