The Guardian highlights need for support for coach tourism sector

The Guardian has highlighted the need for urgent government support for the coach tourism sector in an article published online following an interview with CTA. The article includes extensive quotes from CTA chair John Wales who argued for coach tour businesses to be treated the same as other leisure industries that have received state fiscal [...]

By |2020-05-27T11:56:33+00:00May 27th, 2020|News, Operators, Press|Comments Off on The Guardian highlights need for support for coach tourism sector

Sad news of administration for Specialist Leisure Group

The collapse of Specialist Leisure Group Limited, including its leading coach holiday brand Shearings, which has a history stretching back around a hundred years, is a tragedy for its dedicated staff across the country, its many suppliers across the country, and of course for its customers, says CTA. Coach customers of Shearings who have booked [...]

By |2020-05-27T11:41:25+00:00May 27th, 2020|News, Operators|Comments Off on Sad news of administration for Specialist Leisure Group

CTA members welcome to Elman Wall webinar 2 June

The Elman Wall team is hosting its 3rd session predominantly for travel industry clients and friends, so you are invited to join them, at a special Zoom Conference Covid-19 Update Webinar: Changes, Challenges & Recovery on Tuesday 2 June at 2pm. The rules on extended furlough arrangements until the end of October are to be [...]

By |2020-05-29T12:08:56+00:00May 27th, 2020|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on CTA members welcome to Elman Wall webinar 2 June

ETOA City Fair goes online for 2020

CTA supplier members can get access to ETOA’s City Fair event for a preferential rate of £650, compared to the standard non-member rate of £950. For 2020, the event is being staged in an innovative virtual format where buyers and sellers have an online meeting with the system geared to automatically take you to your [...]

By |2020-05-28T09:46:34+00:00May 27th, 2020|Events, News|Comments Off on ETOA City Fair goes online for 2020

Johnsons Coaches publishes new Covid-19 safety procedures for groups

CTA member Johnsons Coaches has published new safety measures for coach travel during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic for group leaders and school groups. The new safety measures are designed to aid local businesses in safely transporting employees who cannot work from home. Johnsons Coaches are implementing social distancing measures and rigorous cleaning procedures aboard [...]

By |2020-05-28T10:30:29+00:00May 27th, 2020|News, Operators|Comments Off on Johnsons Coaches publishes new Covid-19 safety procedures for groups

British Tourism & Travel Show postponed until March 2021

This year’s British Tourism & Travel Show (BTTS) has been postponed until 24-25 March 2021, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  The show had previously been postponed until October, following an earlier postponement from its regular March slot. However, the magnitude and unprecedented scale of the Covid-19 outbreak and the subsequent government restrictions have hit [...]

By |2020-05-28T10:11:19+00:00May 27th, 2020|Events, News|Comments Off on British Tourism & Travel Show postponed until March 2021

Tourism Society to debate future for tourism in English Tourism Week

To mark English Tourism Week (25-31 May) the Tourism Society is hosting an online discussion forum on Friday 29 May at 12 pm to discuss the future of English Tourism post Covid. The Society has recently released a paper giving its thoughts which you can read here. Richard Denman of the Tourism Society and Kevin Kaley, chairman, both contributors to the paper, [...]

By |2020-05-27T09:43:39+00:00May 27th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Tourism Society to debate future for tourism in English Tourism Week

Windermere Lake Cruises donates shop stock to Morecambe Bay Foodbank

Windermere Lake Cruises has donated more than 600 items of food and drink from its onboard and on-shore shops and cafes to the Morecambe Bay Foodbank. Following reports of an increase in the need for foodbank services during the Covid-19 pandemic, staff at the attraction emptied their shops of stock which would otherwise have gone [...]

By |2020-05-27T09:42:26+00:00May 27th, 2020|Attractions, News|Comments Off on Windermere Lake Cruises donates shop stock to Morecambe Bay Foodbank

Salisbury 2020 Celebrations move online

Salisbury Cathedral is continuing its 2020 celebrations online as it marks its 800th anniversary. A range of activities are planned for the weekend Friday 29 - Saturday 31 May, including music sessions, yoga, children's workshops, sports training, quizzes, talks and virtual exhibitions. The Cathedral’s online art tour Celebrating 800 years of Spirit and Endeavour was included in the BBC's [...]

By |2020-05-27T09:33:10+00:00May 27th, 2020|Attractions, News|Comments Off on Salisbury 2020 Celebrations move online

COVID-19 Updates – week commencing 25/05/20

COVID-19 Updates - week commencing 25/05/20 More updates of developments from the government and various links to interpretation and guidance. Go to date: 26 May 2020 27 May 2020 28 May 2020   26 May 2020 ...   CPT Operational update: COVID-19 STATUTORY SICK PAY REBATE SCHEME - LIVE FOR APPLICATIONS TODAY Employers with fewer [...]

By |2020-05-29T12:11:55+00:00May 26th, 2020|News|Comments Off on COVID-19 Updates – week commencing 25/05/20