Coach Industry Updates and Offers
After a treacherous road in 2020, coach operators have started making plans for the year ahead, releasing incredible new offers with a focus on the UK and tours much closer to home.
Along with a lot of the travel industry, the future of coach operators is still uncertain. After a lack of bespoke financial support for the sector, coach operators and MPs from all political parties will host a virtual parliamentary lobbying event. Read more below.
Virtual Lobbying Event to Support the Coach Industry
A virtual parliamentary lobbying event is being held on 10th February in support of the coach industry. Coach operators and their MPs are being encouraged to attend to show support for the industry.
Emma Hardy, MP for Hull West and Hessle will host the session. All MPs from all political parties have been invited to the session, 20 MPs have confirmed their attendance so far.
The session has been organised following the Treasury’s response from a meeting held in December, to make a case for bespoke support for the sector. The Treasury rejected the case saying it is “not currently prepared” to provide a specific ‘aid to trade’ grant or further financial measures for the sector.
“I am looking forward to speaking at this event and making it clear to the Secretary of State the very real challenges that the coach sector faces and the consequences of a lack of support.” Tom Bartošák-Harlow, Head of External Relations, Confederation of Passenger Transport.
The Virtual Lobby with the Coach Industry is due to take place on 10th February 2021 at 10:30 AM, you can register to attend for free here.
UK Escorted Tours and Coach Holidays from Leger
With British staycations on the rise, what better way to discover the glorious scenery, splendid towns and cities, fascinating historic sites and cultural landmarks, that are right at your fingertips than on a fully escorted tour. Leger has coach holidays and escorted tours starting from £269pp departing from June 2021. Highlights include; Discover Newquay, Falmouth and the Eden Project, or Picturesque Warwickshire and the Cotswolds at Warner Studley Castle, and The Beauty of the Lake District.
Visit the website to find out more information on Leger’s tailor-made group holidays.
Leger on Bringing the Shearings name back to life
Leger Holidays acquired the Shearings brand July last year, stating that they were “bringing the iconic Shearings name back to life”. Promising they would have a new programme of fully escorted tours to the UK and Europe soon, featuring brand new and firm-favourite destinations added to their list.
Visit the Leger Holidays website for more information and availability.
‘BOOK NOW, PAY LATER’ for Johnsons Summer Holidays
Due to the uncertainty of when the restrictions will be lifted, Johnsons are offering their customers the chance to reserve a place on any of their holidays for free – with zero deposits. Contact the Reservations Team to hold the bedrooms and coach seats that you want, on the holidays you want. Bookings made between now and 31st March 2021 will not require a deposit, and when the world starts to open up again, they will be in touch to confirm your booking.
Terms and conditions apply, please visit the Johnsons website for more details.
Edwards Holidays Journey to 2021
Edwards Holidays have released an infographic detailing their journey through 2020, and the devasting impact Coronavirus had.
In December 2020 Edwards launched their 2021 holiday supplements with over 50 new tours. You can view the most popular UK and Ireland tours here.