CPT News Release: Chester receives top honours

Published: 13-03-2007

The city of Chester has today been awarded with CPT’s prestigious Coach Friendly Award.  

The award, as voted by CPT’s coach operator members, was presented to Gerald Tattum, Visit Chester’s Marketing Manager, at the British Trade Travel Fair (BTTF) at the NEC inBirmingham. 

Speaking at the event, Stephen Barber, CPT’s Director of Coaching, said:  “I am delighted to present this award, on behalf of CPT and its coach operator members, to a very worthy winner. Chester has demonstrated a clear commitment to the coach industry, both in the new improved and increased facilities they provide and their real understanding of customer and operator needs. 

"They are a shining example and one we would like other cities, like Durham, to follow.”   

Councillor Reg Jones added: "We are delighted to receive this prestigious accolade from the Confederation of Passenger Transport and accept the award on behalf of all those in the City who work tirelessly to make Chester a successful and thriving destination.  

"We have been welcoming visitors to our City for over 2000 years and have established a great reputation across the world for our excellent hospitality and the warmth of our welcome." 

"The CPT 'Coach Friendly City' status is an important milestone on our ambitious journey towards making Chester a must-see European destination by 2015.  We look forward to a long and flourishing partnership with the coaching industry". 

Other holders of this award are: Stratford-on-Avon, Rochester,Windsor, Southport, Salisbury,Scarborough and Eden Valley.

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