Saturday, May 15, 2021

Grand UK Holidays: Bookings demonstrate demand for UK travel

Demand for UK holidays is looking strong for Norwich coach tour operator Grand UK Holidays after a recent survey demonstrated respondents’ lack of confidence...
Blackpool coach parking free in 2021

Blackpool coach parking to be free until January 2022

Coach parking in Blackpool for a duration of up to 72 hours will be free for the remainder of the 2021 season and until...
RHA cosignatory of letter about incoming tourism

RHA adds weight to call for incoming tourism help

Trade body RHA has joined to a campaign on behalf of its coach operator members that calls for government help to assist the restart...
Coach tourism impact on unemployment exposed

Coach tourism collapse’s impact on unemployment highlighted

Unemployment in constituencies that include the UK’s top 40 coach tourism hotspots rose on average by 141% between February 2020 and February 2021, research...
Guidance on coach tours restart date questioned

Confusion over 12 April restart date for coach trips in England

RHA Coaches has questioned “arbitrary” guidance that was contained in a Q&A issued to the Tourism Alliance by the Department for Culture, Media and...
Transdev WtY James and Alex

Transdev buses to play leading role in revival of tourism economy in Yorkshire

Transdev is teaming up with the tourism agency Welcome to Yorkshire to build tourism back in the region. The partnership will see the two organisations...
Restart Grant position for coach operators position criticised by CTA

CTA joins industry concern on Restart Grant coach omission

The Coach Tourism Association (CTA) has joined a growing chorus of industry disquiet around the government’s decision to specifically exclude coach tour operators from...
Coach tour operators in England excluded from Restart Grant payments

Coach tour operators excluded from Restart Grant in England

Coach tour operators have been specifically excluded from the scope of Restart Grant payments in England. The policy is disclosed in guidance to local...
Jones Holidays to enter day trips market

Jones Holidays to capitalise on day trips opportunity

The Jones Holidays brand will launch a day trips programme from May as part of North Wales operator Alpine Travel’s work to diversify its...
Coach Tourism Association Chair Robert Shaw interview

Coach Tourism Association Chair Robert Shaw: ‘Let’s step up’

Robert Shaw became Chair of the Coach Tourism Association (CTA) in December 2020. At that point, the sector was approaching the end of its...

Johnsons’ Luxury Traveller brand set to go with Irizar i8 integrals

Johnsons Coach and Bus Travel will get its Luxury Traveller brand underway on Monday 17 May with a pair of high-specification 43-seat Irizar i8...