Seaside resorts receive ‘Coach Friendly’ status - 31 March 2016
Bournemouth and Blackpool are the latest towns to receive CPT’s prestigious ‘Coach Friendly’ Towns, Cities & Villages status.
Presented with the title at the British Tourism & Travel Show in Birmingham earlier this month, CPT was delighted to learn that both destinations have recently undertaken a programme of work specifically designed to provide coaches with greater ease of access to their key visitor attractions and facilities, whilst also actively promoting coach tourism across the town. Speaking at BTTS, CPT’s Alf Scrimgour said:
“CPT is delighted to welcome Bournemouth and Blackpool to its Coach Friendly scheme. The status recognises the commitment they have both made to making sure that coach parties receive a very warm welcome when visiting.
“Both towns are well established, famous seaside resorts
that have made great strides in recent years to make sure that their offer to
coaches, drivers and passengers is second to none."
The market town of Nantwich in east Cheshire has been awarded CPT’s ‘Coach Friendly’ status. Nantwich becomes the 22nd holder of this prestigious title - the fifth location in the North West - along with Southport, Chester, Bury and Liverpool.
The status, now in its 12th year, acknowledges the commitment that the town has made to understanding the requirements of coaches and their passengers, whilst also providing first-class facilities and information sources for drivers.
Presenting the award to the Mayor of Nantwich, Councillor Christine Farrall and Peter Saunders of Nantwich Rotary, Alf Scrimgour, CPT’s Coach Tourism Executive said:
“I am delighted to present Nantwich with CPT’s ‘Coach Friendly’ status. The town has shown a coherent and detailed strategy for integrating group tourism - providing clear directional instructions and signs for visiting coaches, adequate capacity for coach parking, set down & pick up points and excellent nearby facilities for both passengers and drivers.”
The Confederation of Passenger Transport UK (CPT) is delighted to announce that the seaside resort of Llandudno is the latest town to be awarded its prestigious ‘Coach Friendly’ status.
The status acknowledges the commitment that Llandudno has made to understanding the requirements of coaches and their passengers, whilst also providing first class facilities and information sources for drivers.
On receiving the status, presented by CPT Chief Executive, Simon Posner at Euro Bus Expo in Birmingham earlier today, Councillor Graham Rees of Llandudno Town Council said:
“Llandudno is the key tourism destination in Conwy County and we are very pleased to have achieved CPT’s Coach Friendly status. This clearly demonstrates the value to we place on coach tourism and the benefits it brings to Llandudno and Conwy County.”
“The value of the CPT Coach Friendly status has been clearly identified in our 2015-18 Destination Conwy Action Plan. We at Destination Conwy see it as a great honour and are very proud to be the first UK Destination to have three of its resorts achieve this status."