Time for more shouting from the rooftops?

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Delegates attending last week’s annual Coach Tourism Association Conference and Workshop were left in no doubt that an increasing awareness of the environmental benefits of coach travel, combined with the spring publication of CPT’s forthcoming Coach Strategy, could be the prompt for a renaissance in coach tourism. However, as delegates discovered, there’s a need for the industry to make itself heard. Stuart Render reports

Since December 2019, six coach tour operators and 12 suppliers have joined the Coach Tourism Association (CTA), the industry body set up 30 years ago to bring the coach tourism industry together and to promote travel and tourism by coach. A check on the CTA website shows the number of members to be around the 300 mark, made up of around 110 coach tour operators and 185 suppliers.

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