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Experiencing the best of Fáilte Ireland on Fam trip

CTA communications director Helen Bowron took part in the recent Fáilte Ireland Fam Trip which proved to be a cracking event with visits to some fascinating attractions and destinations that would love to welcome your groups. Read Helen’s account of the trip: CTA members know that Ireland is a great destination for coach tour holidays [...]

By |2019-10-01T13:19:55+00:00October 1st, 2019|Attractions, News, Operators|Comments Off on Experiencing the best of Fáilte Ireland on Fam trip

CTA to partner WTM London once again

CTA is once again a partner with World Travel Market London and will host our regular reception at 11am on 4 November at the Fox bar, Excel London. CTA members get access to the invitation-only Monday in addition to the show open days. Here is your exclusive registration for you to book  as a CTA [...]

By |2019-10-01T13:17:10+00:00October 1st, 2019|Events, News|Comments Off on CTA to partner WTM London once again

Special CTA Supplier rate to attend BIM

CTA has negotiated a special partnership rate for CTA Supplier members who want to take part in BIM, Britain & Ireland Marketplace, organised by ETOA. BIM is ETOA’s B2B workshop dedicated to UK and Irish product, and takes place on Tuesday 28 January at the London Hilton on Park Lane. The event presents the best [...]

By |2019-10-01T13:03:00+00:00October 1st, 2019|Events, News|Comments Off on Special CTA Supplier rate to attend BIM

ITO rolling out Floriade 2022 to travel trade

CTA member ITO Tours UK is keen to talk to fellow operator members about visits to Floriade Expo 2022 which will be held in Almere near Amsterdam for 180 days from April to October in 2022. ITO Tours is now starting to introduce the Floriade Expo 2022 to the travel trade and wants to get in touch [...]

By |2019-10-01T14:35:51+00:00October 1st, 2019|Attractions, Events, News|Comments Off on ITO rolling out Floriade 2022 to travel trade

Silverstone Experience opening date confirmed

The much-awaited Silverstone Experience is opening on 25 October. The attraction will take visitors on an exciting journey through the past, present and future of Silverstone and British motorsport. "We are expecting a lot of interest from the coach market," says Gillian Bell who is responsible for trade sales. "It promises a fascinating half-day of [...]

By |2019-10-01T12:59:34+00:00October 1st, 2019|Attractions, News|Comments Off on Silverstone Experience opening date confirmed

Groups Direct promotes winter offers

CTA member Groups Direct has some great winter offers to help coach operators fill their coaches over the winter months. A free group organiser place is available with every 20 paid customers to deliver a reasonably-priced day out that can help group organisers and coach operators offer clients something during the winter months.  The following winter warmers [...]

By |2019-10-01T12:58:36+00:00October 1st, 2019|Attractions, News|Comments Off on Groups Direct promotes winter offers

Harnessing Downton interest at National Trust for Scotland properties

A glimpse of the Downton Abbey grandeur at our National Trust for Scotland properties From the television series to the big screen blockbuster, the Crawley family and their servants at Downton Abbey have caught the public’s imagination. But coach groups can also get a feel for Downton life at some of the grand houses the [...]

By |2019-10-01T12:56:01+00:00October 1st, 2019|Attractions, News|Comments Off on Harnessing Downton interest at National Trust for Scotland properties

Westminster Abbey welcomes groups on 750th anniversary

Westminster Abbey marks the 750th anniversary of the consecration of Henry III’s church this autumn. Henry III was devoted to Saint Edward the Confessor, and in his honour he rebuilt Edward’s 11th century Abbey in the then new Gothic style of architecture. Work started in 1245 and the consecration of the Church took place on [...]

By |2019-10-01T12:55:11+00:00October 1st, 2019|Attractions, News|Comments Off on Westminster Abbey welcomes groups on 750th anniversary

Culture on the Kent Coast

As the Turner Prize opens in Margate, Kent looks ahead to an exciting year of culture in 2020. According to Visit England’s recent Annual Attractions Survey, England’s art galleries and museums are currently enjoying significant growth in visitor numbers with figures up by 6 per cent in 2018 compared to the previous year. With millions [...]

By |2019-10-01T12:54:20+00:00October 1st, 2019|Attractions, News|Comments Off on Culture on the Kent Coast

Book now for CTA Christmas Networking Event in Coventry

The CTA Christmas Networking Event is being held in Coventry on Sunday 24 November 2019 and promises to be one you really won’t want to miss! Hosted by Doubletree Hilton, the event will be a great opportunity to catch up with industry friends and colleagues ahead of the festive period and will include a fabulous [...]

By |2019-09-04T15:09:23+00:00September 4th, 2019|Events, News|Comments Off on Book now for CTA Christmas Networking Event in Coventry