You can keep any particular tab as active tab. That means, whenever someone will open the page having tabs, that particular tab will remain active. Here is the shortcode that we have used in active tab demo,
[wptab name='Tab 1']Content for the tab Tab 1[/wptab]
[wptab name='Active Tab' active="1"]Content for the tab Active Tab[/wptab]
[wptab name='Tab 2']Content for the tab Tab 2[/wptab]
[wptab name='Tab 3']Content for the tab Tab 3[/wptab]
[end_wptabset skin="clean_blue" location="top" prevnext="1" ]
As you can see the tab name “Active Tab” is having a shortcode parameter as active=”1″, you just need to set that to any tab and that will remain active.