Dublin coach & bus show 2018 launched

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Pictured launching the show from left to right are: Kyle Jones, Campion Insurance; CTTC Chairman Joe Donoghue (Donoghue’s of Galway); Jim Campion, CEO Campion Insurance; Leo Varadkar, An Taoiseach; Kevin Traynor, National Director CTTC; John Halpenny, CTTC Vice Chair (Halpenny Travel, Co. Louth); Willie Martin, CEO Martin Coaches; and Sharon Flanagan, Campion Insurance

Ireland’s Coach Tourism & Transport Council (CTTC) last week launched its 10th bi-annual Coach and Bus Show. Sponsored by Campion Insurance, An Taoiseach and Leo Varadkar announced the event at Government Buildings in Dublin.

As with 2016’s event, this year’s show will be held at the RDS Simmonscourt Pavilion in Dublin, taking place over the weekend of November 17 and 18.

Kevin Traynor, National Director of the CTTC, commented: “The show is the only one of its kind in Ireland and gives operators a chance to socialise with their peers and view the latest products and innovations in the market place.

“The purpose of the show is to fund the work of the CTTC, as the voice of Ireland’s private bus and coach operators.

“With significant challenges ahead in the areas of PSO tendering, unfavourable conditions for school transport providers, increased regulation, increased insurance costs and the challenges facing operators in the areas of accessibility and environmental legislation going forward, the CTTC’s work is more important than ever.”

Alongside a gala dinner – held at the Ballsbridge Hotel on the Saturday (November 17), the show will again feature the ‘Coach Driver of the Year’ competition, giving professional drivers the opportunity to showcase their expertise.

Tickets to the event are free; to book, visit: cttcbooking.com