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Book now for CTA AGM Event in London – don’t delay

The CTA AGM 2019 will take place on Sunday 16 June with an event that includes an overnight stay at the Clayton Hotel City of London and an evening cruise and dinner on board with Thames River Services. Please book as soon as possible and note deadline for receipt of bookings for the AGM event [...]

By |2019-05-03T10:25:41+00:00May 3rd, 2019|Events, News|Comments Off on Book now for CTA AGM Event in London – don’t delay

July 2019 opening date confirmed for The Silverstone Experience

The Silverstone Experience will open its doors to the public on 9 July 2019, just days before the Formula 1 Rolex British Grand Prix 2019. The new visitor attraction offers motorsport fans an interactive 2.5 hour journey through the past, present and future of British motor racing. Sally Reynolds, CEO of the Silverstone Heritage Limited [...]

By |2019-05-03T10:20:28+00:00May 3rd, 2019|Attractions, News|Comments Off on July 2019 opening date confirmed for The Silverstone Experience

New RHS Wisley Sculpture exhibition

CTA members will have received a timely reminder from the Royal Horticultural Society about their forthcoming Sculpture Exhibition, in a personalised mailshot along with a complimentary packet of seeds! RHS Garden Wisley is launching an amazing new group booking opportunity between 30 May and 1 December 2019 with a Sculpture Exhibition including exhibits from Henry [...]

By |2019-05-03T10:20:56+00:00May 3rd, 2019|Attractions, News|Comments Off on New RHS Wisley Sculpture exhibition

Strawberry Fields rebrand for Lifton Farm Shop

Devon-based CTA member Lifton Farm Shop has a new name and extended facilities and looks forward to welcoming more coach groups. Now re-named Strawberry Fields Farm Shop, the food destination is on the Devon and Cornwall border, just off the A30. “With a new name that takes us back to our roots, ‘Strawberry Fields’ is [...]

By |2019-05-03T10:17:59+00:00May 3rd, 2019|Attractions, News|Comments Off on Strawberry Fields rebrand for Lifton Farm Shop

Seventh beer and cider festival at Anderton Boat Lift

Cheshire’s Anderton Boat Lift near Northwich, owned by the Canal & River Trust, is hosting its seventh annual beer and cider festival between Friday 24 May and Sunday 26 May. In what promises to live up to the success of previous festivals, there will be twelve great beers from across the UK as well as [...]

By |2019-05-03T10:17:12+00:00May 3rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on Seventh beer and cider festival at Anderton Boat Lift

British Coach Tourism Awards 2019 winners

CTA members were prominent among the winners at this year’s British Coach Tourism Awards which were presented during the British Tourism & Travel show this month. The awards ceremony, took place at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham following the first day of the show. “Huge congratulations goes to all our winners in this year’s [...]

By |2019-03-28T14:22:13+00:00March 28th, 2019|Events|Comments Off on British Coach Tourism Awards 2019 winners

CTA members get privileged access to City Fair 2019

CTA members have the opportunity to take part at preferential rates in ETOA's City Fair, which follows the CTA AGM in London on Sunday 16 June. ETOA is inviting CTA Coach Operators with European Business to City Fair 2019, 16-18 April, the event for European cities, destinations and suppliers to showcase all of their tourism products [...]

By |2019-03-28T14:41:41+00:00March 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CTA members get privileged access to City Fair 2019

Amsterdam mini cruises from DFDS

DFDS is urging operators to book one of its Amsterdam mini cruise offers for Autumn/Winter 2019 and secure the dates you want. It points out some of the benefits operators and their customers can expect: Two nights onboard and up to five hours exploring the stunning Dutch capital. Fantastic onboard facilities, including bars, restaurants, a cinema, casino and [...]

By |2019-03-28T14:16:09+00:00March 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Amsterdam mini cruises from DFDS

Have you checked your vehicles with ULEZ checker?

With just over a month to go before the London Ultra-Low Emissions Zone comes into force, CPT is advising operators to use the TfL ULEZ checker to confirm their vehicles will be recognised and avoid any Penalty Charge Notices. Int points out that the default position is that all vehicles are deemed non-compliant, unless proved [...]

By |2019-03-28T11:35:52+00:00March 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Have you checked your vehicles with ULEZ checker?

IPS 2018 shows decline in inbound visitors to UK

Preliminary 2018 figures from the International Passenger Survey show that inbound visitor numbers were down by 4 per cent last year while spending was down by  £1.7billion (7 per cent). The IPS, produced by the Office for National Statistics, reports that while visitor numbers were down by 2-3 per cent for the main categories of [...]

By |2019-03-28T11:31:08+00:00March 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on IPS 2018 shows decline in inbound visitors to UK