The Coach Travel Group is the result of a merger of Alpine Travel, Barnes Coaches, Coatham Coaches, JH Coaches, Johnsons Coaches, Swans Travel and The Ready Group. 

A row of coaches

The Coach Travel Group has a total of 16 UK depots and 700 employees. 

The newly formed group will have around 450 vehicles in its fleet along with 700 employees with the focus on providing the best service to customers.

It is said that the decision behind creating The Coach Travel Group includes a promise to ‘drive enhancements in the sector’ as well as bringing value to passengers across the UK. 

By combining resources and expertise, the company has said it can negotiate better deals and invest in new technologies to enhance the overall customer experience. 

Tom Stables, CEO of The Coach Travel Group said the move “marks a significant milestone not only for our group but for the entire coach travel industry in the UK.”

He added: “By bringing together these renowned and trusted regional operators under one roof, we are setting the stage for an unparalleled travel experience. We’re committed to being at the forefront of the industry, ensuring every mile travelled with us is a testament to the quality and innovation we stand for.”

Members of the senior leadership team of the newly formed The Coach Travel Group

The management team, back row (from left): Tim Bloomfield, Aaron Kelly, Peter Robinson and Matt Clayson. From: Tom Stables and Kieran Swindells.

Coach day trips and holidays

Last year alone, the seven operators transported more than 140,000 passengers on a variety of holidays and day trips. The Coach Travel Group’s aim is to build upon each operator’s reputation for safety and customer service to provide ‘consistently high-quality customer service, as well as operational and safety excellence’. 

Tom said: “With The Coach Travel Group, customers can expect nothing less than a seamless and enjoyable travel experience catered to by a dedicated fleet of modern, eco-friendly coaches driven by professional and courteous drivers.

“Our vision is to be a leading national coach travel company, providing excellent services across the UK rooted in our local communities and markets.”

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