Tuesday 1st October 2019: Shannon Group’s tourist experiences and attractions company, Shannon Heritage has today announced a landmark partnership with the Coach Tourism and Transport Council (CTTC). The agreement sees Shannon Heritage become the first visitor attractions company in Ireland to be granted preferred supplier status by the CTTC.
Shannon Heritage is also working with CTTC to become a named coach friendly location joining Ennis, Sligo & Dungarvan in what is another first from Shannon Heritage. This will recognise Shannon Heritage visitor attractions as sites that demonstrate a high level of commitment to welcoming coaches and their passengers by adhering to the criteria set out by CTTC in the provision of quality Coach Parking Infrastructure.
CTTC are the sole representative body for coach tour operators in Ireland. Its members supply coaches to tour operators operating in Ireland, act as tour operators themselves and provides coaches for private and educational hire, which are all very important markets for Shannon Heritage.
Kevin Traynor, Director of the Coach Tour Operators Council of Ireland said: “It is great to announce this partnership between CTTC and Shannon Heritage that sees Shannon Heritage become the first visitor attractions company in Ireland that we have granted preferred supplier status to. With Shannon Heritage being Ireland’s largest commercial operator of tourist attractions and experiences, it makes this partnership with ourselves a natural fit. We are looking forward to continuing to strengthen our strong relationship with Shannon Heritage.”
Niall O’Callaghan, Managing Director of Shannon Group’s tourism company, Shannon Heritage said: “We are delighted to announce this partnership with the CTTC in what is another first from Shannon Heritage. Building on our history as early innovators in the tourism sector, this follows our announcement of being Ireland’s first tourist attraction company to have been accredited with Fáilte Ireland Customer Service Excellence earlier this year. To be the first visitor attraction company to align itself with the CTTC – the main representative body for coach operators in Ireland – is a very important step for Shannon Heritage. Coach tourism is seeing significant growth in the market and we aim to provide unrivalled experiences for CTTC customers to enjoy. We are also are working on other aspects to deepen our relationship with CTTC.”