Did you know?
…that buses and coaches are major contributors to the economy and tourism?
Coach tourism turnover in Europe amounts to around 15 billion Euros per year. Moreover, tourists travelling by coach spend at least 40% more money at their destinations than any other tourists. More than 8 million jobs in Europe depend directly or indirectly on the bus and coach sector. For cities and regions to realise the full potential of coach tourism, adequate parking facilities, pick-up and drop-off points along with suitable access to amenities are crucial. The introduction of entry taxes on visiting coaches entails a significant loss of tourism and related economic benefits.