Coach Tours to Otley
Photo Credit : Visit Otley
The number of coaches bringing visitors to our town continues to increase and the BID want to encourage even more as part of the town’s overall Tourism Marketing Strategy which is headed up by Otley’s Town Co-ordination & Tourism Committee.
Our ongoing collaboration with Otley Town Partnership who oversee the day to day management and promotion of the coach tours to Otley, and the connections with the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT UK) Northern & Yorkshire Region, continue to be built.
Coach Friendly Status
We were delighted to receive Coach Friendly Status in 2019. Otley is 1 of only 30 destinations in the country to receive this prestigious accreditation. It demonstrates to tour operators around the country Otley’s commitment to offering a high quality welcome; through how we treat their drivers and customers by providing a warm welcome from our Otley Bell Man, good quality and clean W/C and disabled toilet facilities, driver food vouchers, trails leaflets, shopping guides and town centre maps, etc.
This status is awarded over a 3 year period and is due to be renewed in 2022.
British Coach Tourism Awards Finalist
In 2018 we were proud to be awarded a Finalist in the Confederation of Passenger Transport Awards (CPT UK).
In 2020 we were once again announced as a Finalist, however, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic the award ceremony in 2020 had to be postponed. We have since been advised that all finalists have been rolled over into 2021 when they hope to announce the winners in a ceremony which is planned to take place around March/April 2021.
More updates to follow soon once we receive more information.
Otley BID is a significant funder (circa 50%) of Otley’s Tourism Marketing Strategy. In collaboration with Otley Town Council, Otley Town Partnership and Otley Chamber of Trade, these 4 organisations make up the Town Co-ordination & Tourism Committee, who’s main aim is to raise Otley’s profile as a place to live, work and visit throughout the year!