B2B PARTNERS

Professional advisers, travel insurance and IT specialists, as well as coach and group travel trade publications, are among companies who provide services to the coach industry and support the CTA objectives in promoting coach tourism.

AKA
www.akauk.com
020 7836 4747

The leading global full service marketing and advertising agency for arts, culture and entertainment industry. Our clients include musicals, plays, flagship arts organisations, museums & galleries, attractions, events & live entertainment

AND PR

01733 333373

The Wide Angle Company is the press relations agency of Mark Williams, the former editor of Coach and Bus Week. Established in 2006, it already counts a major coach operator and two group tourism suppliers among its clients. The Wide Angle Co. specialises in connecting group tourism attractions and tour operators with coach operators through targeted press campaigns.

Arthur J. Gallagher
www.ajginternational.com
01494 528715

Arthur J. Gallagher has extensive experience in the Passenger Transport sector representing a significant number of the UK’s Bus and Coach operators. We’ve brought together acknowledged industry Insurance specialists from Belmont International and SBP Chapman Stevens

Blueprint Media
www.blueprintguide.co.uk
01743 231135

Published in January, The Blueprint Guide to Group Travel is the definitive source of reference for the travel trade. It is published in cooperation with the Group Travel Organisers Association (GTOA) and distributed on a strictly controlled basis to 5000 group travel organisers, coach operators and incoming tour operators.

British Tourism & Travel Show
www.tourismshow.co.uk
01733 889684

The British Tourism & Travel Show is the essential event for the British & Irish domestic tourism industry. Bringing together hotels and venues, attractions and destinations wanting to meet and do business with the decision makers responsible for planning

Coach & Bus Week / Group Travel World
www.coachandbusweek.com
01733 293240

Coach & Bus Week magazine is the only full coverage, independent and paid for weekly title serving the coach and bus industry. It provides unrivelled coverage of the industry to its core readership of senior industry figures including Directors, Chief Executives and Managers from all the BIG 5 national groups, regionals and municipal operators, county councils and proprietors of small to medium coach operators.

Coach Touring Magazine
www.coachtouringlive.co.uk
0121 243 4608

Coach Touring remains the favourite read for both coach operators and suppliers. If your interest is coach drivers, mechanics or bus spotters, please contact one of the other coach magazines. Beau Business Media also publishes Group Travel Today and School Travel Today magazines

Coach Tourism Professional
www.busandcoach.com
01952 2304920

Publisher of Coach Tourism Professional magazine and annual handbook for coach tour operators. Also produces fortnightly Bus and Coach Professional and provides specialist Design and Print services to the tourism industry.

Distinctive Systems
www.distinctive-systems.com
01904 692269

Distinctive Systems is the leading supplier of software for coach, bus and tour companies. Established for over 30 years, more than 1,250 operators rely on one or more of our latest Microsoft SQL Server based systems for the efficient management of their companies.

Group Tourism & Travel Magazine / Diversified Business Communications
www.grouptourismtravel.com
01733 405746

GT&T: the must-read magazine for Coach Tour Operators and Group Travel Organisers. Providing inspirational features and news on group-friendly destinations and attractions.

Part of the Diversified family and tourism portfolio that includes the British Tourism & Travel Show and the British Coach Tourism Awards

Groups Direct Ltd
www.groupsdirect.co.uk
07794 363 540

Groups Direct was created to give products a voice that would normally go un-noticed in the Groups market. With over 18 years experience within the industry, Groups Direct was formed by Gavin Davies with the intention of offering clients new products around the UK but with the familiar groups terms they are used to from a ticketing company. With the experience and knowledge, of both clients and suppliers, it has ensured that the highest levels of service are given with the most competitive prices.

Group Travel Organiser
www.grouptravelorganiser.com
0845 166 8120

Group Travel World
www.grouptravelworld.com
01733 923249

Group Travel World magazine is Europe’s best selling Group Travel publication. An independent title providing inspirational ideas for group breaks and holidays, the best group rates and fantastic familiarization trip opportunities. Group Travel World is read by coach tour operators, group travel organisers, work fun clubs, private travel clubs and school and scout trip organisers. We carry regular trade association sections, contributed by London & Partner, UKinbound and CTC each month.

Made
www.made2010.com
020 7831 8106

There are three aspects to what we do. First and foremost, we are a Tourism Marketing, Representation & PR company whose client base includes private sector companies in the entertainment, arts and sports industries. Secondly we are an event organiser, specialising in the production of high-profile promotional events. Thirdly we organise travel programme itineraries for individuals and groups. Clearly this represents just a fraction of the many tasks that we are involved in. As a consequence, we live and work in two distinct spheres, that of free-time activities and that of travel. Our aim is to provide the very best service to our clients

Mauve Print & Design
www.mauvegroup.co.uk
01564741742

Mauve are a Midlands based company offering Print & Design services along with everything In-between.

Our designers are poised to help maintain your brand or build you a new one – something fresh, something different.

Our experts in print are ready to produce you the perfect marketing material which best represents your company offering.

Specialising in all marketing, operational and promotional print to compliment our direct mail, storage, pick & pack operation.

Pellys – Solicitors
www.pellys.co.uk
01279 758080

Destination management organisation for the UK,s holiday Island, the Isle of Wight. Committed to developing and encouraging the coach holiday experience on the Island. New initiatives, products and packages in development and consultation for 2015. Come abroad to the Isle of Wight!

Roeville Computer Systems
www.roeville.com
01302 841333

Roeville produces and supports Coach Hire and Passenger Reservation software, including online bookings, for the country’s leading operators.

Strong Recruitment
www.strongrecruitment.co.uk
02074932555

Strong Recruitment have been established since 2001 specialising in recruiting and training for the UK and European tourism industry. Over the years we have worked with many CTC member including attractions, theatre wholesalers, trade associations, tourist boards, hotels, tour operators and transport companies. We offer a no placement no fee policy

Stuart Render Tourism
www.stuartrendertourism.co.uk/
07760 172773

Stuart Render Tourism is an independent consultancy supporting the coach tourism industry, helping visitor attractions, tourism destinations, suppliers, hotels and tourism organisations attract more coaches and groups. Run by Stuart Render, the former editor of coach tourism trade magazine Coach Monthly, it offers a mix of bespoke consultancy, writing and PR services tailored to suit individual requirements, including editing and media relations services for coach tour operators.

The Travel Advice Centre

020 7962 9934

Wales Official Tourist Guides provide the only tourist guides approved by the Wales Tourist Board. They are your ideal partners in bringing the countryside, character and culture of Wales to life, ensuring that your clients get the best experience from their visit. We currently offer a free service on selected itineraries to operators visiting Wales for the first time, with a group of more than 12 passengers.

TCD Design & Print
www.tocd.co.uk
01795 432507

We specialise in design, typesetting, photography and printing within the field of coach travel companies, designing and producing coach holiday and excursion brochures of all kinds as well as corporate material such as identity logos, stationery items, newsletters calendars, Christmas cards, ads, mailshots, NCR sets, point of sale items and posters. Our client portfolio includes more than 30 coach companies.

Towergate Chapman Stevens
www.towergatechapmanstevens.co.uk
01932 334101

Specialists in the long-term provision of Travel, Financial Failure, Bonds, Tour Operator’s Liability, Drivers and Couriers and Travel Extras solutions to the coach holiday industry. We’re also leading the way in company pensions provisions, PMI Staff Healthcare and Key Person Protection.

Wrightsure Insurance Group
www.wrightsure.com
07740 107942

Wrightsure are the UK’s leading privately owned specialist Insurance Broker to the Bus & Coach Industry. We are able to offer Operators and Suppliers alike a ‘one stop shop’ solution for their entire Insurance needs and requirements.