CTA Bulletin December 2017

Pictures from the CTA Board wishing all Members a very Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year.
Put 25-27 February in your diary for the 2018 CTA Conference at The Imperial Hotel, Blackpool.

The programme which will include performers from the world of show business and expert speakers from the coach/group travel industry presenting current burning issues,  is close to being finalised.

Many more coach tour operators will be invited to the Suppliers’ Workshop on Monday 26th February so yet another reason to attend.

For more details and to book your place click here.

(Photo: Chris Wales with Mandy Tythe-McCallum, VisitBlackpool; Imperial Hotel general manager Alison Gilmore and Meeting and Events Sales Manager Vivien Morrison.)

We are about to issue renewal invoices for all those members whose renewal date is January. If you are aware that the details may have changed since you last notified CTA, or you need to advise a purchase order number before invoices are approved, please let Sue know.
In April 2018, CTA member Tatton Park is launching a new, groundbreaking project to bring to life its farm’s heritage, including the people who lived and worked here, and the farming practices and animals reared over centuries.

The new ‘Field to Fork’ story, supported by Heritage Lottery Funding, includes plans to open up spaces currently closed to the public such as the impressive three-storey mill and the slaughter house, to show where food comes from and the benefits of healthy eating.

New guided tours for adults and children, demonstrations, interactive models, intriguing soundscapes and a virtual reality app will all help bring the Farm to life. Aside from learning about food provenance, groups will enjoy learning about technology and innovation in farming, as well as the history and architecture of Tatton Park’s working farm.

(Photo: Tatton Park’s Blossom and Dave Thomas.)


Partners confirmed for 2018

We are delighted to announce that all six of the CTA Partners have renewed their Partnership Programme for 2018.

Ian Fox, CalMac Ferries and Graham Hopcraft, Condor Ferries.

Colin Fawcus and Amy Thomson, DFDS; with Chris Wales.

Jonathan Mountford, made.

Chris Wales and Tony Gilpin.

VisitScotland’s Rona Wallace, Dario Zapala, Amy Sutherland

2018 CTA Partners