cta spring networking may 2023 1 alpine travel

The Coach Tourism Association (CTA) is inviting operators, wholesalers and suppliers to its Spring Networking Event in Wales this month. The event runs from Sunday 21 to Monday 22 May at the Imperial Hotel in Llandudno, find out more at coachtourismassociation.co.uk

The CTA’s Spring Networking Event presents the latest initiatives for coach tourism in Wales, including a fam trip taking in a range of new attractions, plus a showcase of suppliers from across the UK. The event also includes a social media masterclass with Sid Madge, consultant to global blue chip corporations.

“Our event will present coach tour operators and wholesalers with the key development opportunities from Wales, and buyers will also meet a host of suppliers from across the UK, all in one location,” says Robert Shaw, CTA Chair. “The event will help operators generate more customers, both by expanding the range of tours and trips they can offer, and by increasing business potential through networking knowledge, as well as the expert presentation by Sid Madge.”

Tour the sights

Departing on Sunday 21 May at 12pm, the fam will take in a range of North Wales attractions, touring courtesy of Alpine Travel…

  • The first stop is Plas Cadnant in Anglesey, a 200-acre estate and home to one of the finest gardens in Wales. The group will enjoy a homemade lunch at Plas Cadnant, followed by a guided garden walk.
  • Alpine Travel will then takes guests on a tour through the Snowdonia National Park, including the Llanberis Pass and views of Snowdon. The slate landscape of north west Wales has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status, and the CTA group will discover the opportunities this is bringing for coach tourism.
  • The fam then heads to the National Slate Museum, based in the Victorian workshops of the Dinorwig quarry, presenting the life and work of the quarrymen and engineers. The visit includes a special demonstration of slate splitting, and delegates will also see the museum’s impressive machinery including the largest waterwheel on the British mainland.
  • Returning to Llandudno, guests can enjoy an optional visit to Penderyn Distillery. The new Llandudno location is the sister site to Penderyn’s original Brecon Beacons distillery. On an informal tour, delegates will learn about the Penderyn single malt and the opportunities for visiting coach groups.
  • Back at the nearby Imperial Hotel, in the evening more local attractions will provide a reception followed by a networking dinner sponsored by Christmas in Birmingham.


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