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CTA launches ‘WeLoveCoaches’ consumer campaign

A new consumer campaign that aims to encourage more people to consider a day excursion, short break or longer holiday by coach has been launched by the Coach Tourism Association (CTA).

The consumer campaign, which is being delivered primarily through social media channels, is using the umbrella branding ‘WeLoveCoaches’. The CTA says that this provides a simple and effective branding that is equally relevant to coach operator and industry supplier members.

The campaign, focuses on three core messages:
– coach travel is back
– coaches are safe, fun and social
– coaches are ready and waiting to take you on a great UK trip or holiday.

Travelling by coach also remains the most environmentally-friendly way to travel, after walking and cycling.

Coaches are one of the greenest ways to travel – Confederation of Passenger Transport UK

A new website, welovecoaches.com, includes listings of 124 coach and tour operator members across the UK. Each listing, shown county by county, carries full contact details, social media links, images, and video clips. The website provides a starting point for consumers to simply and easily find a CTA coach and tour operator member near them.


Coach Tourism Association

Group Travel Trade Shows – updated

In a not altogether unexpected move, the GO Travel Show has announced it is moving (from April) to 8 September.

The venue remains the same – Kempton Park Racecourse in Surrey.

The move sees three of the UK’s four leading group travel trade shows taking place within a month.

Group travel trade shows look set to get under way in September.

The British Tourism & Travel Show takes place over the two days of 22 and 23 September at the NEC, whilst the Group Leisure & Travel Show takes place at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes on 7 October.

Running alongside the shows, the British Coach Tourism Awards takes place on the evening of 22 September at the National Motorcycle Museum, near to the NEC. The Group Leisure & Travel Awards takes place on 6 October in Milton Keynes.

The fourth UK group travel trade show, Excursions, will take place on 22 January 2022 at Twickenham Stadium in south west London.