The Coach Tourism Association (CTA) will hold a summer networking event in Glasgow from Sunday 24 to Tuesday 26 July. It will showcase the potential for coach tourism of both the city and Scotland as a whole and be the first time that the Association has held its summer gathering in Scotland.
Attendance is open to all CTA members, including those who join in the meantime. Proceedings will be based at the Crowne Plaza hotel. Familiarisation trips will be made to the Riverside Museum, the Clydeside Distillery, The Burrell Collection museum and Pollock House (pictured).
On the morning of Monday 25 July, the Scotland Workshop will give attendees the opportunity to meet a variety of suppliers from across the country that relate to coach tourism. VisitScotland is supporting the event, with the organisation noting that coach tourism is “an integral part” of the recovery of Scotland’s visitor economy.
Comments Head of Market Development and Intermediary Marketing Helen Campbell: “By supporting this event, CTA members will be able to meet and explore coach friendly Glasgow attractions as part of the full programme and experience our well-known Scottish hospitality.
“This event will bring UK coach tour operators, wholesalers and suppliers together to work jointly on future coach friendly trips and programmes. By continuing to strengthen our relationship with CTA, we aim to raise awareness of what makes Scotland an accessible and fantastic, coach friendly destination for our UK visitors.”
Adds Robert Shaw, CTA Chair and Director of Coventry coach operator Harry Shaw: “Glasgow is a fantastic city, and it has made strong, new efforts to encourage coach tours. This event will present these opportunities from the region’s suppliers, as well as the enduring interest of those from across Scotland, to operators and wholesalers.”