The North East’s great touring and holiday expo is set to return to Aberdeen in November offering visitors everything they need for holidaying at home. After the success of the event last October, the show is set to make a timely return with the demand for staycations at an all-time high.
Love Touring will pitch up from 5th to 8th November at the state of the art P&J Live, taking over more space of the impressive venue and adding an extra day to the schedule to accommodate additional safety measures.
With the industry reporting a surge in caravan and motorhome sales, and research showing trends towards UK tourists choosing to stay within the country for their holidays, the show is being welcomed by both the industry and visitors.
Despite the coronavirus crisis, organiser Jamie Taylor is confident that the show will take place as planned in November as more indoor venues begin opening and plans are under way to make the event safe for all involved. Commenting on the preparations Jamie said, “There is a huge appetite for the event as we see holiday parks filling up with the relaxation of lockdown and more and more people escaping to the open road in their caravans, motorhomes or to their holiday home. With so many people discovering the benefits of a staycation, combined with the uncertainty of foreign travel, the industry is seeing a massive upturn.
Visitors will have the chance to see the whole of the market in one place and the most important thing is that our visitors and exhibitors feel safe when they are here. We have taken more space at the venue and have extended the show to run over four days to allow social distancing measures to be in place and to let everyone explore all areas of the show safely. Each year our audience looks forward to seeing what’s on offer, what’s new and to compare and contrast models. We want to build on the success of last year and for many dealers and manufacturers this will be the first opportunity to showcase their new products in the UK which is fantastic news for Scotland.”
Attracting both the avid tourer and those trying it for the first time, the event showcases the biggest brands in caravans, motorhomes, campervans and holiday homes, and this year Scottish visitors will get the chance to see a number of the new 2021 models before anyone else in the UK.
The show also sees the return of the accessory superstore for the latest essentials as well as the coolest gadgets for exploring. Holidaymakers can see everything they need to plan their next escape with exhibits from holiday parks, campsites and visitor attractions including the popular North East 250.
With the rise of ethical tourism and more and more people supporting local businesses and communities, the show welcomes more local and artisan producers than before, showcasing a range of food & drinks and celebrating everything the North East has to offer.
Jamie added, “We want to make the event an enjoyable day out for everyone, and this year more than any other that’s so important. As well as seeing the biggest range of products, there will also be experts on hand to provide the best advice plus lots of fun activities for the family. The event truly celebrates the Great British Holiday and we can’t wait to welcome visitors to the show.”
Tickets will be available to purchase in advance using the link, priced at £12.50 for adults, including free parking at P&J Live. Kids aged 16 and under are free.
For more information visit www.lovetouringexpo.co.uk or follow Love Touring Expo on Facebook - @LoveTouringExpo.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How can I buy a VIP View Bar Upgrade?
You can purchase a VIP View Bar Upgrade to selected events here. It includes early access, fast-track entry, complimentary drink on arrival and access to the View Bar before, during and post-show.
- How can I purchase tickets for a concert at P&J Live?
Tickets are available from our ticketing agent Ticketmaster on www.ticketmaster.co.uk
P&J Live do not sell tickets directly.
- How do I register for access to venue presale?
For certain events, venue presale tickets might be on offer. This means you'll be access tickets before they go on general sale.
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- How can I book a table at 195 Bar & Grill?
Our 195 Bar & Grill offers a unique dining experience before selected shows at P&J Live. You can check availability and book a table here.
- Will I be able to purchase food at P&J Live?
There is a wide range of food and beverage options available to purchase for concerts and events, including catering outlets offering a variety of hot food options.
Please note - it is against venue policy to allow patrons to bring in their own food and drink to the venue. At P&J live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card payments, this is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction. There are therefore no cash machines on the TECA site.
- Is there parking available at P&J Live?
Yes, there is parking available on-site at P&J Live.
There are various ways to pay for your parking at P&J Live
On site payment machines: We accept both cash and card payments on site, pay on exit is required by entering your vehicle registration at any one of our machines located in the car parks. Please note payment machines only take coins and not notes.
APCOA Connect App: Up to 24 hour after you have left the venue, you can pay for your parking on the APCOA Connect App. Once you have downloaded the app, use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Surface Car Park.
You can also pay for parking via the APCOA website here, click which car park you parked in and then you will be able to pay for parking.
- Can I pay by cash within P&J Live?
At P&J Live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card and contactless payments. This is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction.
There are no cash machines on the TECA sites.
- What bus can take me to P&J Live?
Regular buses will be coming in and out of the complex daily for public use. Details on bus routes and operators are still in discussion and any updates will be posted on the getting here page of the website.
Currently, the Stagecoach Bluebird Jet Service 727 runs regularly from Aberdeen City Centre to Aberdeen Airport, stopping in the TECA site.