Coach tourism business event includes zero emissions seminar

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The Coach Tourism Association (CTA) is encouraging operators, wholesalers and industry suppliers to book for its summer networking event in Hertfordshire on Sunday 23 and Monday 24 July. Sponsored by Visit Herts as well as VisitScotland, the programme also includes a special seminar on the industry’s transition to zero-emission coaches, aimed at operators as well as supplier venues and locations.

“Coach tourism is an important market for Hertfordshire, so we’re delighted to be hosting CTA’s Summer Networking event, showcasing to coach operators the breadth of amazing attractions, destinations, and accommodation we have on offer,” said Deirdre Wells at VisitHerts. “From historic venues such as Hatfield House and stunning gardens across the county, to our ‘Herts, Camera, Action!’ film and TV tours, Hertfordshire has a great deal to offer coach groups, and CTA’s event will present operators and wholesalers with an excellent overview of these facilities.”

“The transition to zero-emission coaches will be an historic step for the coach tourism industry but there is clearly a lot of work still to do,” added CTA Chair Robert Shaw. “Already, travel by coach is more environmentally friendly than travel by car, train, or aeroplane, and the ZE transition will push the industry’s environmental sustainability further still. There are some important steps for all stakeholders in coach tourism, including attractions and destinations, to take before then, so this seminar will be a very useful event for all CTA members.”

Representatives from Equipmake and Pelican Yutong will be speaking at the event. RICHARD SHARMAN/PELICAN YUTONG