If you’re a visitor attraction, tourism destination, supplier, hotel or tourism organisation looking to attract more coaches and groups, and increase visitor numbers and guest stays, specialist coach tourism consultancy Stuart Render Tourism can help.

With an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the coach tourism industry, Stuart Render Tourism offers a mix of bespoke consultancy, writing and PR services, tailored to suit individual requirements. Fees are affordable and flexible.

Stuart Render Tourism is a member of the Coach Tourism Association.

A passion for coach tourism

“Welcome to Stuart Render Tourism. As former editor of coach tourism trade magazine Coach Monthly, former chairman of the judging panel of the National Coach Tourism Awards, and past Board member of the Coach Tourism Association, you won’t be surprised to learn that I have a passion for coach tourism.

“Having written about visitor attractions and tourism destinations across the UK and continental Europe, and interviewed tourism professionals from all parts of the sector, I have a unique overview of the industry.

“I set up Stuart Render Tourism at the start of 2016 to offer consultancy, writing and PR support to those who wish to attract more visitors, customers and guests by developing their coach and group-friendly credentials.”

Stuart Render FCIPR MTS

‘Attract, welcome and delight’

You probably spend a great deal of time and money marketing your product. But how easy is it for coach tour planners and coach operators to work with you? Are you coach friendly and group friendly: on your website; during the booking process; on arrival; and during a visit?

I will guide you through the process enabling you to say yes at every stage, enthusing and inspiring you, and helping you to maximise the opportunities to attract, welcome and delight group visitors.

This isn’t necessarily about spending more money, it’s about spending your existing budget more wisely. I look forward to working with you.

Here’s an overview of the services I can offer

Coach Tourism Consultancy

  • Auditing and developing coach-friendly and group-friendly status – onsite, online and in print
  • Understanding the coach operator sector
  • Targeting and engaging with coach tour operators
  • Maximising advertising spend with trade press
  • Maximising marketing spend on exhibition and trade show attendance
  • Guidance on entering national, regional and local awards schemes
  • Training and mentoring


  • Group visit guides, brochures, leaflets, newsletters
  • Excursion and tour brochures

PR and Media Relations

  • Tailored PR and media relations programmes
  • Organising press and familiarisation visits

Coach tourism news and comment

AGTO Showcase Weekend – 28-30 October 2016

The Association of Group Travel Organisers (AGTO) held its 25th Anniversary Showcase Weekend on 28 to 30 October. The venue was QHotels’ Dunston Hall Hotel near Norwich. On the Friday afternoon, AGTO CEO Mike Bugsgang introduced presentations from Pete Waters, Executive Director with Visit East Anglia, and Jason Triandafyllou, from marketing agency Designate. This was … Continue reading AGTO Showcase Weekend – 28-30 October 2016

Denis Wormwell steps down at Shearings

Denis Wormwell, chief executive of Shearings Holidays, has announced he is to step down at the end of this year. It is reported that Denis, who joined the business from National Express Group in September 2007, is leaving to pursue a non-executive career. He led the management buyout of the Shearings business from 3i in … Continue reading Denis Wormwell steps down at Shearings

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