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

ENGLISH HERITAGE – Travel Trade Pass

English Heritage is pleased to offer CTA members the opportunity to apply for an English Heritage annual Travel Trade Pass, that provides free entry to our wealth of historic sites across the country. To apply for a Travel Trade Pass, please complete the form at: www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/group-visits/travel-trade-pass-request-form/ English Heritage will send a company Travel Trade Pass that [...]

By |2019-07-11T10:42:34+00:00June 11th, 2019|Benefits, Uncategorized|Comments Off on ENGLISH HERITAGE – Travel Trade Pass

Alun Jones RIP

CTA and the coaching world has lost another great friend with the passing of Alun Jones, Jones Motor Services of Flint. Alun was an active board director of CTA for many years and was universally known as a true gentleman who was always happy to chat and to help industry colleagues. Lorraine Jones and the [...]

By |2019-05-24T15:39:21+00:00May 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Alun Jones RIP

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 [...]

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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

Factsheet from EU on possible No-Deal Brexit

With continuing uncertainty about any final Brexit resolution, the EU has released a Factsheet on travel to the EU for UK residents in the event of a No Deal Brexit. The EU advice says that UK nationals travelling to the EU will face extra border checks, with travellers asked for information including the duration and [...]

By |2019-03-28T11:29:52+00:00March 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Factsheet from EU on possible No-Deal Brexit

New electric restaurant boat for Rendezvous Hotel

The Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton in North Yorkshire is launching a new £300,000 electric-powered restaurant boat to give groups the opportunity to experience the tranquillity and scenery of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The 60-foot long ‘Eco Swan’ is due to enter service later in the summer and can seat up to 60. It has [...]

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Festive offers from Crieff Hydro

Crieff Hydro is promoting its 2019 festive package at the Ballachulish Hotel which sits alongside the loch at the foot of Glencoe. The Ballachulish Christmas package includes four nights arriving on 23 December with DBB on the first night with arrival tea and cake; DBB on 24 December with a glass of sparkling wine, and [...]

By |2019-03-28T11:15:11+00:00March 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Festive offers from Crieff Hydro