We are delighted to confirm a new dedicated Operator Membership benefits programme.

Our CTA Supplier members have been invited to identify exclusive benefits that can be made available to Operator Member companies including priority free access, familiarisation visits and other tangible benefits. This range of benefits will provide added value to our Operator Members – often worth more than their annual membership fee.

Member Benefit Offers from DFDS, Accor Hotels, Castle Howard, English Heritage and Westminster Abbey are shown below …

See Latest offers from – Aerospace Bristol and Shakespeare Distillery!

Free crossing for car and up to 9 passengers!

DFDS, as a huge supporter of the CTA and Partner, is delighted to offer CTA members: one Free of Charge return crossing per year per company for a standard car and up to 9 passengers on : ex Dover route to Calais or Dunkerque.

All requests must be made at least 14 days in advance via: sales.support@dfds.com and are subject to concessionary availability. The concession is only available for return bookings.

Offer available for 2019/20.

Accor Hotels is offering Staff Rates for CTA Operator Members to stay at their hotels

Staff Rate logins:

  • Go to www.accorhotels.com
  • Enter the destination you require with arrival and departure date.
  • Enter number of rooms/adults/children
  • Under Business Travel with a contract enter the following codes then click search:
  • Client code: SC396089195 Access Code: ST524FR871
  • Click on the relevant hotel that you want to find accommodation for.
  • You can then book like a normal internet reservation if the star rate is available.

Please don’t forget that on check-in you need to provide proof you work for your company, eg business card or letter on company letterhead.

Castle Howard is offering complimentary admission – available to Operator and Supplier Members!

This offer is limited to two staff member tickets per visit. Bookings need to be made direct with Joanne Scurr, Groups Sales Manager.

T: 01653 648652 or 07891 265104

E: jscurr@castlehoward.co.uk

(Tickets not available during Countryfile Live)

English Heritage company Travel Trade Pass for free familiarisation visits

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 may be used by any employee to visit a site for familiarisation or planning purposes.  The pass is valid for two adults for a period of 12 months.

Please note that charges may apply for English Heritage Events.

E: travelTrade@english-heritage.org.uk

Complementary admission into Westminster Abbey for operator members and guest

Westminster Abbey is one of the world’s greatest churches, with a history stretching back over a thousand years.

The Abbey has been the Coronation church since 1066, and the setting for many other great events in the life of the nation, including sixteen royal weddings. It is the burial place of Kings and Queens, and of other distinguished figures in the nation’s history, from writers and musicians to politicians and scientists.

(Two dated tickets per member. Any day the Abbey is open to the public.)


Lucy Hillyard

0207 654 8587


Two Complimentary Distillery Tour tickets to any member (operator and supplier).

To book, contact:

Jane MacKay, Travel Trade Manager

01789 336559

Free familiarisation visit to Aerospace Bristol

Aerospace Bristol is home of the last Concorde ever to fly and a fantastic destination for groups. Situated just off the M5, the museum offers free parking, free entry for the group leader and coach driver, and guided tours.

To discover Aerospace Bristol for yourself, CTA Operator Members can arrange a FREE familiarisation visit for up to two people.

To arrange your visit, simply email boxoffice@aerospacebristol.org, or call 01179 315 315 – quoting ‘CTA’ and giving your company name – at least 48 hours prior to your visit.

This offer is open to all CTA Operator Members. Each Operator may arrange one visit per year and up to two people from each Operator may attend each visit. Visits must be arranged via the Box Office at least 48 hours in advance.

CTA Supplier members can become part of the Member Benefits programme by contacting Member Services with details of the offer they can make. Just email admin@coachtourismassociation.co.uk