The industry’s major events are the ultimate hubs of inspiration. When florists of all levels from across the globe gather, the avant-garde is set forth and traditions are celebrated – even more so in 2011 as we have the World Flower Show, which only takes place every three years. Nothing beats being there to see the latest themes and benefit first-hand from such a rich educational experience.
Whether you wish to travel to the USA or Europe, or stay within the UK, here are just three of the tours to major floral shows that European Connoisseurs Travel offers.
Boston World Flower Show
Five night standard package, 15-20 June 2011, £1,325 per person sharing*
With flight prices held at September rates and a hand-picked hotel, this tour offers exceptional value, classy accommodation and easy access to both the show and the delights of Boston. Remember this event only happens every three years and flights are selling out quickly.Includes: Five nights bed and breakfast at Park Plaza Hotel and Towers; Return British Airways World Traveller flights from Heathrow to Boston Logan airport;
Coach transfers and the services of an ECT tour manager throughout as well as two day passes to the show and plenty of time to explore Boston
Fleur Creatif’s Great Flower Event, Bilzen, Belgium
Two night package, 23-25 September 2011. From £189 per person sharing *
In its sixteenth year, this event offers something for the traditional and contemporary floral artist with demonstrations, workshops and fashion shows. Includes: four star centrally located accommodation; A full day at the event as well as a visit to Bruges and executive coach travel with ECT tour manager throughout.
NAFAS National Show,Torquay
Two night packages for groups or individuals, 22-24 September 2011. Prices from £35 per person sharing, per night*
Flower and art come together at this popular annual event. Whether you need a hotel just for yourself or if you wish travel in a group, ECT offers complete flexibility in meeting your booking needs.
At all these events the freshest ideas and expert knowledge are shared throughout the floristry community. Would you like to be inspired? Please call Fiona on 0800 2980588 to discuss your requirements or visit www.ecttravel.com.
*Prices may be subject to minimum numbers, terms and change.