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.

Abellio Scotrail
www.scotrail.co.uk
0141 335 5177

ScotRail is the national rail operator for Scotland. We deliver over 90 million passenger journeys each year, run over 2000 train services daily and most importantly, connect our passengers with great experiences, unforgettable journeys and new adventures.

Discover Scotland with our unrivalled range of travel options to suit all customer needs and group sizes.

There are many ways we can collaborate, whether its agreeing discounts for group travel, itinerary development or travel planning we are always open to new idea.

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

With over 2,500 attractions detailed, alongside hotel, destination and comfort-break details, Coach Buddy is the ideal platform for coach and tour operators, group travel organisers and tour guides to plan day trips and UK excursions.

By working with numerous industry bodies and associations, our listings help (over 16,000) subscribers identify those attractions and destinations who are ‘coach friendly’ and more likely to enhance their customers experience.

A comprehensive listing of coach and tour operators is also available to help customers locate and contact operators in specific regions.

www.coachbuddy.org.uk is free to subscribe too and also has a very active Facebook Group; www.facebook.com/groups/CoachBuddy/ where over 6,000 members pose questions, give advice and share coach-related experiences.

Coach Buddy also has a comprehensive database of toilet drop locations as well as details on London parking and parking instructions for all of the English FA stadiums and majority of racecourses.

Coach Tours UK
www.coachtoursuk.com
01733 363480

Coach Tours UK is one of the longest established group tourism magazines, tuned to the needs of coach operators and group tour organisers. Recently redesigned, the monthly magazine offers the latest news of hotels and attractions, with regional guides to help you plan itineraries and views from you, the tour organisers. Along with its sister title, Bus and Coach Buyer, CTUK is all you need to stay ahead of the game and catch trends on the rise with attractive tour and excursion offers. The magazine is free to selected coach operators. For a copy, call 01733 362300.

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.

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.

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

Roeville Reservation Software
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.

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.

TravelBeat
www.travelbeat.co.uk
01444 473278

TravelBeat represents some of the most group friendly attractions, DMCs and destinations in the UK, Europe and North America. From British music to Swedish sustainability, tall towers to sports stadia and horseracing to heritage, our partners are ready, willing and able to welcome your groups. Our partners offer great group rates, flexible payment terms and excellent customer service. We know you’ll be looked after. Contact us to find out more.

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.