Bus tours: no future?
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"TRENDS in Scottish Tourism" was the subject of the paper presented at the annual conference of the Scottish Council of the Confederation of British Road Passenger Transport at Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, The paper, given by Scottish Tourist Board chief R. A. Taylor, looked at the development of Scottish tourism, past and present. Surprisingly there was practically no mention of the role of the coach and bus in tourism, and Mr Taylor saw no particular new future role for coaching in Scottish tourism. Delegates questioned Mr Taylor from the floor but were a little slow in pointing out the important role of the coach until CPT's Director-General Denis Quin saved the day by pointing out the many and unarguable advantages of coach travel in the tourist market.
Robert Abercrombie, chairman of the Scottish Council of the CPT, announced later at the annual dinner, that his replacement will be T. Marsden and the new vice-chairman will be Councillor Mrs C. Filsall.