06 Aug THE FAMOUS GROUSE EXPERIENCE AT GLENTURRET DISTILLERY IS AWARDED COACH-FRIENDLY VISITOR ATTRACTION STATUS
The Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret Distillery has joined an elite group of UK visitor attractions to be awarded Coach Friendly Visitor Attraction status for the warm welcome and fantastic facilities offered to coach visitors.
The Confederation of Passenger Transport UK (CPT), the trade association representing the UK’s bus and coach industries, conferred the honour on Scotland’s oldest working distillery at a special presentation this week.
The status is an industry standard designed to recognise and reward tourist attractions that go the extra mile to provide a warm welcome to groups arriving by coach.
John Laurie, General Manager at The Famous Grouse Experience at Glenturret Distillery, said:
“We are delighted to join the select group of visitor attractions who have achieved coach friendly status. This is great news for The Famous Grouse Experience which not only prides ourselves on our warm welcome but recognises the vital role that the coach travel sector plays in making Perthshire such a popular UK destination.
“This announcement is fantastic news for the Famous Grouse Experience and the surrounding area, and receiving this recognition means we are well placed to encourage coach tourism into the area for the benefit of all our local businesses.”
Jeremy Tinsley, General Manager CPT UK Scotland, added:
“CPT is delighted to award the Glenturret Distillery our Coach Friendly Visitor Attraction Status. Coaches play a vital role in Scottish Tourism; approximately 8% of all domestic and 34% of all international visitors opt to travel by coach during their stay in Scotland, supporting both national and local economies.
“The distillery has welcomed coach groups for many years and is a must see for coaches visiting or transiting the area. They offer excellent facilities including a dedicated parking area for coaches which is close to the distillery and well signposted. Drivers are also catered for with complimentary refreshments and access to the restaurant rest area.”