Travelling to buy travel tickets

On what grounds does the district council’s tourism development officer base her comments that ‘the loss of coach ticket booking facilities seems to have been overcome’ (Observer, April 4), when National Express, the coach operator, tells me that ‘unfortunately, we do not have any booking offices or agents in Bognor Regis’.

As Chichester Tourist Information Centre is the nearest booking point, are we forcing all the many previous customers who used to book their tickets for both UK and European destinations at the very well-organised and manned Visitor Information Centre to travel outside the Arun area to do their bookings, and probably their shopping, while they are there?

Perhaps this is something that should be addressed in the regeneration plan, if and when it is ever implemented.

Mr B David

Bognor Regis