No matter if this is for friends and family or your organisation or educational establishment. As with most things, if all goes well you will probably get no thanks. If things do not go well in your coach hire booking you will no doubt hear about it for a very long time. So best to get it right first time.
So how do you ensure that you make the right choice when selecting a coach hire provider?
Price is a topic that matters but is not everything. You need to ensure that the vehicles used suits the event. e. Passengers dressed for a black tie dinner do not want to sit on a dirty old coach with chewing gum on the seats. With a wide range of vehicles we will have something to suit most budgets.
For children, 3 point seat belts.
Loo’s on boards for young and old alike on long trips. Excess stops in services can cause delays and spoil your day.
For a quality service you may need to ensure a strong logistics understanding from your supplier.
You can check some qualifications i.e. that the organisation:
Holds an Operator’s Licence
Understands your needs and indicates that the will deliver to your requirements.
A quality process to double check you are getting the coach hire service that you expect
For large events you may need to ensure you are working with an agent or broker who can be a single point of contact to book a volume of coaches around the country to keep your workload to a manageable level and reduce the risk of communication errors.
Factors that are Key in Selecting a Supplier for Coach hire:
Timing is very important for you’re the hire of your coach, this can make your event go well or cause an issue. You would not believe the people who give the wrong date or time when hiring a coach if not double checked this can lead to disaster particularly if travelling to an airport or port for a holiday. Or simply do not allow time for groups to load and unload and cut things too fine, spoiling a dinner slot etc.
A supply that meets the criteria relevant to your needs, for example:
Health & Safey Risk Assessments Available
Criminal Record Bureau Checks now known as DBS checks to ensure that the driver is safe to be in contact with children or vulnerable adults, and also an additional comfort if you are leaving a driver in charge of your possessions.
Safety Awareness in Coach hire
Event Management Services for large or complex events
Logistics Experts in Coach hire and transport solutions
Resilience for Booking through contingency solutions being available for driver sickness or vehicle breakdowns.
A European operator’s licence for travelling abroad
Nice people to deal with or work with who are interested in what you need to achieve, this is surprisingly important, as the details do matter.
Whatever your needs are when hiring a coach, you can rest assured that as specialists we can help you every step of the way. Our team are experienced in providing travel solutions be it for:
Wedding Coach Hire
Meeting and Conference Transfers
Passenger Disruption Rail & Air
Rail Replacement by Road
School Trips UK and Europe
European and UK Tours
Staff Shuttle Services
Themed Trips eg Harry Potter Coach Hire
Theme Park Coach Hire
So what your need for group travel be it large or small you can be assured of a great service from supportive people with CoachHire4u so call us today: