For the first time since the end of March, we started up seven of our coaches yesterday and headed to London.
It’s a journey we’ve done thousands of times before but on this occasion it was a special journey to take part in Honk for Hope.
In a show of solidarity, more than 400 coaches from operators around the country took part.
The convoy filed through the streets of the capital, passing the Houses of Parliament where horns were sounded to raise awareness of the plight of coach operators and the tourism industry in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Our industry is calling on government for a package of support, including an extension of the furlough scheme which is due to end in October.
We are preparing to reopen this week but things will be different. From reduced capacity on our coaches to new ways of working with attractions and hoteliers, it will be a challenging time.
With the support of our loyal customers, we in turn can support those attractions and hotels, which are key to our service economy.
Like they did with the train operators, we hope our industry will be recognised and supported by government in the short term for the vital contribution it makes to the economy and wider society.
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