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Free social media training webinars

CTA is hosting a FREE webinar series on social media which aims to help members get the most out of social media campaigns. If you’re a novice to using social media as part of your marketing and sales, or a veteran with the battle scars to prove it, you will certainly all learn something. The [...]

By |2020-07-09T16:14:15+00:00July 9th, 2020|Events, News|Comments Off on Free social media training webinars

Scottish tourism sector gets go ahead to reopen on 15 July

The Scottish Government has confirmed that it has now moved to Phase 3 of its route map out of the Covid crisis, and accommodation and attractions (who are able to and who are following hygiene and distancing guidance) will re-open from 15 July. Over 3,000 Scottish businesses have signed up to the ‘Good to Go’ scheme [...]

By |2020-07-09T18:42:02+00:00July 9th, 2020|News, Partner, Restart|Comments Off on Scottish tourism sector gets go ahead to reopen on 15 July

Dalata introduces Keep Safe Programme

Dalata has introduced a new Keep Safe Programme across its 44 hotels which includes a revised cleaning regime in each guest room, and a ‘fogging’ sanitisation treatment using Anolyte to provide an extra level of sterilisation. This is used in ‘Clean Room Technology’ throughout the pharmaceutical sector and some hospitals.  Anolyte is electro-chemically activated water which [...]

By |2020-07-09T13:16:42+00:00July 9th, 2020|News, Restart|Comments Off on Dalata introduces Keep Safe Programme

Staycity welcome guests with ‘Stay with Confidence’ message

New CTA member Staycity has re-opened properties to leisure and business guests across its European estate with a new ‘Stay with Confidence’ message backed up by a comprehensive set of health and safety protocols designed to minimise the risk of Covid-19 and deliver high standards of hygiene to both staff and guests. “We have systematically [...]

By |2020-07-09T18:42:47+00:00July 9th, 2020|News, Restart|Comments Off on Staycity welcome guests with ‘Stay with Confidence’ message

Fishguard coaching hotel on the market

CTA has been informed that the only hotel in the Fishguard area with the capacity to accommodate coach parties – Fishguard Bay Hotel – is up for sale following the liquidation of the most recent owner’s company. It is an iconic building in a dominant and wonderful position near the Fishguard to Rosslare ferry.

By |2020-07-09T13:05:35+00:00July 9th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Fishguard coaching hotel on the market

HRP plans for group bookings

Historic Royal Palaces are testing operations in the first few weeks of opening, and are planning to re-open their website to group bookings within the Government guidelines of group gatherings, in the coming weeks. Further details will be available soon.

By |2020-07-09T13:17:09+00:00July 9th, 2020|Attractions, News, Restart|Comments Off on HRP plans for group bookings

Help support retention of coach facilities in Sheringham

Sheringham Chamber of Trade in North Norfolk wants to hear from coach operators to establish how many coach tour companies are planning to operate excursions to the area in the coming three months. This relates to a recent decision to change coach parking bays in the main car park into car parking bays, as the [...]

By |2020-07-09T18:43:13+00:00July 9th, 2020|News, Restart|Comments Off on Help support retention of coach facilities in Sheringham

Customer surveys shared by Johnsons Coaches

Johnsons Coach Travel has been actively surveying its customers to find out their responses to the re-starting of tours and excursions, having published a new set of operating procedures to account for new Covid safety measures. John Johnson is happy for other members to see the results in case it helps them in their planning [...]

By |2020-07-09T18:43:45+00:00July 9th, 2020|News, Operators, Restart|Comments Off on Customer surveys shared by Johnsons Coaches

Group Leisure & Travel talks to CTA operators

CTA operator members John Johnson, Daniel Kirby and Shirley Winn took part in a Zoom call with Group Leisure and Travel editor Keeley Rodgers recently and the resulting website feature is here and here is a link to the video call.

By |2020-07-09T12:50:27+00:00July 9th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Group Leisure & Travel talks to CTA operators

Shearings tours back on sale following Leger acquisition

Following its acquisition of the Shearings brand and website and social media assets, Leger has moved quickly to put new Shearings UK and continental tours on sale. Lucy Osborne, UK product manager, Leger Holidays, describes it as “the start of a new chapter for the iconic brand of Shearings!” For anyone interested in partnering with [...]

By |2020-07-09T13:03:21+00:00July 9th, 2020|News, Operators|Comments Off on Shearings tours back on sale following Leger acquisition