Sunday, October 17, 2021
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...
Visit Wales joins Coach Tourism Association as a partner member

Visit Wales joins Coach Tourism Association as partner member

Visit Wales has strengthened its relationship with the Coach Tourism Association by enrolling as a partner member. It represents a formalisation of an already...
Safe Travels stamp open to We're Good to Go businesses

Global Safe Travels stamp open to We’re Good to Go holders

Holders of the UK-wide We’re Good to Go consumer mark – which includes many coach operators – can be automatically issued with the international...

Scales Coaches adds an UNVI Compa midicoach

Scales Coaches has become the first operator in Ireland to take delivery of an UNVI vehicle supplied by recently appointed sole agent for the...