COVID-19 Updates – week commencing 03/08/20

COVID-19 Updates - week commencing 03/08/20 More updates of developments from the government and various links to interpretation and guidance. Go to date: 3 August 2020 5 August 2020 7 August 2020   3 August 2020 ... Tourism Alliance updates: The Government has issued the following new guidance on where masks should be worn. This [...]

By |2020-08-08T07:59:41+00:00August 3rd, 2020|Covid-19 Update, News|Comments Off on COVID-19 Updates – week commencing 03/08/20

New proposals being developed to support coach tourism sector

CTA operator members were out in force during the Honk for Hope event in London on 20 July. The campaign has aimed to highlight the plight of operators with a large majority having been unable to get access to any of the Covid rate support grants and now facing challenging finance repayments for vehicles that [...]

By |2020-07-29T14:45:18+00:00July 29th, 2020|News, Operators, Restart|Comments Off on New proposals being developed to support coach tourism sector

VisitScotland launches emotive film to remind Scots what’s on their doorstep

VisitScotland has launched a £3million marketing campaign with an emotive film welcoming back Scottish tourism and reminding us what a beautiful country we have right on our doorsteps. The film, which is covered on TV and radio stations across Scotland has the clear message that ‘Only in Scotland can travelling so little make such a [...]

By |2020-07-29T14:08:34+00:00July 29th, 2020|Attractions, Covid-19 Update, News, Partner, Restart|Comments Off on VisitScotland launches emotive film to remind Scots what’s on their doorstep

Strathmore offers coach group availability for 2020

Strathmore Hotels is reporting it is coach-ready and all eight of its hotels are open and have rooms available for August, September and October 2020, BB or DBB at great rates. There are Festive packages available in November and December too. Strathmore hotels: Alexandra Hotel- Fort William; Ben Nevis Hotel & Leisure Club - Fort William; Ben [...]

By |2020-07-29T13:49:18+00:00July 28th, 2020|News, Restart|Comments Off on Strathmore offers coach group availability for 2020

International coach operator webinar from Busworld

Exhibition organiser Busworld is hosting a webinar on Wed 5 August aimed at coach operators which includes a range of international speakers from CheckMyBus, National Express and Zeelo. The event is designed to provide insights on digital strategies with input from industry professionals and experts. Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/8215955779638/WN_Osfgr8RCS0SAgsL8fF-Cng

By |2020-07-29T13:46:39+00:00July 28th, 2020|News|Comments Off on International coach operator webinar from Busworld

COVID-19 Updates – week commencing 27/07/20

COVID-19 Updates - week commencing 27/07/20 More updates of developments from the government and various links to interpretation and guidance. Go to date: 28 July 2020 29 July 2020   28 July 2020 ... CPT operational updates: TRAFFIC COMMISSIONERS ANNUAL REPORT 2019-2020 The Office of the Traffic Commissioners has today (28 July) published the annual [...]

By |2020-07-30T19:35:57+00:00July 28th, 2020|Covid-19 Update, News|Comments Off on COVID-19 Updates – week commencing 27/07/20

Acklams donates second coach to Burkina Faso

CTA member Acklams Coaches has donated a second coach, through a local charity Jacob’s Well Appeal, for a new life in Burkina Faso, where it will be used for transporting school children in and around Bobo-Dioulasso. John Beynon (CEO of Jacob's Well) is pictured accepting the keys to the Plaxton Excalibur coach from Managing Director, [...]

By |2020-07-29T13:47:37+00:00July 27th, 2020|News, Operators|Comments Off on Acklams donates second coach to Burkina Faso

HRP group portal open from 3 August 2020 

Over recent weeks Historic Royal Palaces has successfully opened some of its sites and welcomed positive reviews from visitors enjoying the palaces in a safe and secure environment once again. The organisation has now confirmed its plans to travel trade partners and group organisers, giving them the confidence and enabling them to include palace visits [...]

By |2020-07-29T14:23:26+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Attractions, News, Restart|Comments Off on HRP group portal open from 3 August 2020 

Dockyard raises the anchor and sets sail for summer

Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is reopening The Historic Dockyard Chatham to visitors on Saturday 25 July. The attraction has been closed to the public since March as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst the government took the decision to allow tourism businesses to reopen from the start of July, the Trust has taken [...]

By |2020-07-29T13:42:55+00:00July 23rd, 2020|Attractions, News, Restart|Comments Off on Dockyard raises the anchor and sets sail for summer

North Norfolk offers direct contacts for coach groups

Following CTA contact with Sheringham Chamber of Trade, we have now had a positive response from North Norfolk District Council regarding future arrangements for coach parking in Cromer and Sheringham. The council has confirmed that its amendments to parking spaces is just a temporary arrangement and it will be monitoring demand for coach facilities on [...]

By |2020-07-29T13:42:18+00:00July 23rd, 2020|News, Restart|Comments Off on North Norfolk offers direct contacts for coach groups