27 Oct '14, 6pm

CPT brings together revealing UK coach industry statistics

CPT brings together revealing UK coach industry statistics

Reliable data to show the size and importance of the UK coach industry has been notoriously difficult to compile. However, the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT)’s Operations & Tourism Executive Alf Scrimgour [pictured]has come to the rescue with a stack of very revealing statistics. Trends in the coach tourism market point to growth at both ends of the quality spectrum as the ‘baby boomer’ population seek up market specialist tours, while the younger generation want short breaks. This upbeat prediction follows careful analysis of the latest available statistics and surveys. Mr Scrimgour presented his findings to the Coaching Conference held by the CPT in the North West at Ribby Hall near Blackpool on Tuesday (14 October). Although the UK coach holiday market fell by 13% between 2008 and 2013 and one survey concluded that trips away by coach held no appeal for two-...

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