CT4N, a local bus operator in Nottingham, has announced the launch of a new subsidiary, CT4N Travel, a travel agency based in Sherwood. Part of the Nottingham Community Transport Group, a registered charity with the aims of helping reduce loneliness and social isolation, CT4N Travel has been set up as the operator looks at other ways to help supplement its income so that it can continue to tackle these ongoing issues. Having joined up with the JTA Travel Group, the company is fully ABTA and ATOL bonded, and staff with over 25 years’ experience, led by manager Chris Wouldhave, have been tasked with ensuring all customers’ expectations from their holidays are met. Managing Director Ian Combellack said: “Although the charity is at the heart of what we do, we’re always looking for new opportunities to help develop and grow the CT4N brand further and to branch out into other areas.
CT4N Travel will utilise the experience we already have in the team to help support the work of CT4N and the charity.” The company has already linked up with the CTA (Community Transport Association) to provide travel services to other affiliate organisations.
Bill Freeman, Chief Executive of the CTA said: “CTA’s members, such as CT4N, care about the lives of the people they serve way beyond them being users of their regular transport services. This great new initiative from CT4N provides the opportunity for CTA Members around the country to support their own service-users to have a holiday or a break by partnering with CT4N Travel. There is also the added benefit of additional income from being involved, which we know will be welcome news to many community transport operators.”