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Sunshine networking at CTA Summer BBQ in Brighton

CTA members enjoyed fabulous sunshine for their annual summer networking event, held in Brighton on Sunday 28 July. The event, which included a reception at the Old Ship Hotel, courtesy of the hotel and Visit Brighton, before a ‘ride’ on the British Airways i360 and a BBQ, attracted almost 100 delegates. On the following morning, [...]

By |2019-08-01T18:53:53+00:00August 1st, 2019|Events, News|Comments Off on Sunshine networking at CTA Summer BBQ in Brighton

Join us for CTA Fam Trip – ‘Devon Unlocked’

Devon’s Top Attractions and the CTA have created a fabulous three-night, four-day Devon familiarisation opportunity, exclusive to CTA members on 27-30 October 2019. We have a limited number of places available on the 'Devon Unlocked' FAM trip for CTA coach operator members - so please book early, don't delay! The Fam trip is available for [...]

By |2019-08-13T15:51:15+00:00August 1st, 2019|Events|Comments Off on Join us for CTA Fam Trip – ‘Devon Unlocked’

New group tours at Aerospace Bristol

CTA member Aerospace Bristol has launched two new tours for groups in 2020. The Concorde Tour gives groups the chance to learn about the supersonic superstar that is Concorde, just across the runway from where all British Concordes were built. As they walk around the last Concorde to be built and the last to fly, [...]

By |2019-08-01T15:48:28+00:00August 1st, 2019|Attractions|Comments Off on New group tours at Aerospace Bristol

Coach Tours UK invites operators to free event in Norfolk

Coach Tours UK magazine, which has just joined CTA as a member, is organising a free event for coach operators and GTOs in a visit to North Norfolk. Working with Creative Tourism Ideas & Solutions, Coach Tours UK Magazine is inviting all coach operators and GTOs to attend this FREE Day event at The Cliftonville [...]

By |2019-08-01T15:48:00+00:00August 1st, 2019|Events|Comments Off on Coach Tours UK invites operators to free event in Norfolk

Antwerp coach parking alert

Visit Flanders has alerted us about some events that are taking place in Antwerp in the coming months that will impact on the availability and location of coach parking in the city. During the following times, the usual coach parking will be closed and drivers will be directed to alternative facilities at Gerlachekaai, Antwerp. There [...]

By |2019-08-01T15:44:37+00:00August 1st, 2019|News|Comments Off on Antwerp coach parking alert

Looking forward to our Summer event in Brighton including VisitScotland workshop for operators

As in previous years, VisitScotland will be holding a Scotland workshop on  the morning after the CTA Summer BBQ on Monday 29 July, and will be bringing a fantastic selection of 23 Scottish businesses including members and non-members of the CTA. This is the largest and most varied list of suppliers to attend the workshop [...]

By |2019-07-11T08:18:52+00:00July 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Looking forward to our Summer event in Brighton including VisitScotland workshop for operators

Save the Date – 27-30 October for our fabulous Devon FAM trip for CTA coach operators

In partnership with Devon’s Top Attractions, CTA has created a superb three-night, four-day Devon familiarisation opportunity, exclusive to CTA coach operators on 27-30 October 2019. We will have a limited number of places available on the 'Devon Unlocked' FAM trip for CTA coach operator members and the booking link will be live shortly, but do [...]

By |2019-07-11T08:17:56+00:00July 10th, 2019|Events|Comments Off on Save the Date – 27-30 October for our fabulous Devon FAM trip for CTA coach operators

Painted Hall delights at Greenwich’s Old Royal Naval College

Coach groups are invited to visit Britain’s ‘Sistine Chapel’ at the Old Royal Naval College, the centrepiece of Maritime Greenwich, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren and with more than 500 years of history, the Old Royal Naval College, in a spectacular riverside location, boasts some of the most beautiful architecture [...]

By |2019-07-10T15:54:07+00:00July 10th, 2019|Attractions|Comments Off on Painted Hall delights at Greenwich’s Old Royal Naval College

Recent travel firm failure highlights trust account operation, says Towergate

Recent travel firm failure highlights trust account operation, says Towergate Following the sad news of a south coast operator’s sudden and unexpected closure, CTA partner Towergate Travel is reminding operators about the changes to trust accounts which were included in the last year’s new Package Travel Directive. The new regulations continue to allow third party-administered [...]

By |2019-07-10T15:53:19+00:00July 10th, 2019|News, Partner|Comments Off on Recent travel firm failure highlights trust account operation, says Towergate

Join Cruise and Maritime Voyages’ Festive dinner at Tilbury

New CTA member Cruise and Maritime Voyages is offering CTA operator members the opportunity to join its groups department to celebrate Christmas at a Festive Dinner and overnight event in London Tilbury on Thursday 19 December 2019. The event is a great opportunity to step aboard Columbus, to view the facilities and cabins, sample the [...]

By |2019-07-10T15:52:29+00:00July 10th, 2019|Attractions|Comments Off on Join Cruise and Maritime Voyages’ Festive dinner at Tilbury