Hundreds of companies all over the country are starting to realize that one of the most convenient ways of transporting their staff between venues is by coach. Corporate coach hire has seen explosive growth in recent years and when you consider the advantages that it offers, it’s really not hard to see why. Traditionally, many companies have simply used airlines or even taxis to ferry personnel from one location to another, and while it’s true that these forms of transport are sometimes suitable for smaller-scale staff movements, they are often much costlier in terms of time and money spent than they might at first appear.
Take air transport as an example. First of all, you have to cover the cost of transporting your staff to and from the airport. This may involve reimbursing them for the cost of their car’s mileage incurred or paying train fares. Then you have airport parking fees, and possibly a congestion charge if you are moving them into Central London for example. Add to this the time you need to allow for security check-in and waiting to pick up bags at the other end and the costs in terms of both time and money soon start to mount up. The cost of your average business class airline seat is now significant and sometimes seats are overbooked or flights delayed. All in all, moving staff around by air is a fairly unpleasant experience compared to the same journey by coach and should only really be done if the distances involved are significant.
If you haven’t used corporate coach hire in the past few years then you might well be in for a big surprise. The days of old-fashioned, dirty, smelly, and run-down coaches are long gone. Today’s corporate coaches have every luxury that you could imagine including plasma TVs to watch movies on, and even wi-fi connectivity for the internet on the move. Most good services offer comfortable reclining seats, air conditioning, and even hostess service as standard. These services are also extremely flexible as they can depart when it suits you, they can pick you up and drop you off right from your front door to your destination and, of course, they can make stops and detours to suit if necessary. All in all, it’s difficult to come up with a reason why you would want to consider air travel as an alternative.
Don’t forget, you can also move your entire crew or staff for a fraction of the cost of transporting the same number of people by air. Finally, for the ultimate in convenience, many corporate coach hire packages can be booked online and you can specify your exact requirements without the need to even visit the companies premises, let alone stand in line and make a booking at a ticket desk.