Luxury Minibus Hire for The RBS 6 Nations 2015

Looking back at our quote requests and sales ledger from this week, it is safe to say that the Six Nations Rugby tournament will be the next big event for the luxury minibus and coach hire industry.

Due to kick off on the 6th February 2015, with an evening match between Wales and England at the Millennium stadium in Cardiff, the Six Nations always proves to be extremely popular with our clients. With corporate companies looking to maintain a professional image while providing entertainment for their clients, luxury minibus travel to and from the RBS events is very sought after.

The majority of our clientele attending the Six Nations events this year are small groups ranging from 6 to 14 passengers. From the feedback received from past clients, it seems that selecting a luxury minibus or coach is far more efficient than arranging travel with trains and other public transport.

If a host plans on having more than 16 passengers in their group, luxury 22 – 49 seater coaches provide the ideal option for entertaining  clients. Our luxury 22 – 25 seater coaches have seating around tables, additional room and toilet/washroom. We do occasionally cater for larger groups which prefer to travel in our team coaches, providing them with lounge areas, tea and coffee making facilities and other unique features.

With several of our luxury minibuses already booked, we expect the following fixtures to be the busiest:

  • 14th February – England v Italy @  14:30 (Twickenham Stadium) 
  • 14th March – England v Scotland @ 17:00 (Twickenham Stadium) 
  • 21st March – England v France @ 17:00 (Twickenham Stadium) 

If you have plans on entertaining corporate clients during this time, or if you are an enthusiast looking to arrive at the games in luxury, then feel free to contact us for a luxury quote.

RBS Six Nations

RBS Six Nations

General Election Battle Buses

With the General Election taking place this year on the 7th May, the main political parties will be hitting the campaign trail. This event is always a very exciting and highly anticipated time across the UK, with many people intending to review the debates and propositions. From citizens of small towns, to journalists and article writers working for large newspapers and magazines, everybody will be interested to see the action.

In the UK, the term ‘battle bus’ is given to a luxury coach shared by reporters, political commentators and politicians. These vehicles are chosen to incorporate a more communal vibe during the campaigns when travelling around the country. This gives journalists the opportunity to gather extensive coverage of the events and allows them to deliver accurate feedback and reports based on first hand interpretation. This serves as a more practical option for reporters, securing that they are on the scene at all times rather than wasting time, mileage and money trying to meet the campaign at specific locations each day. On the other hand, this also works in the politician’s favour. Considering that the whole idea of the campaign is to gather as much interest as possible, hiring a battle bus naturally grants them more coverage and publicity throughout the tour.

Externally wrapping and branding the vehicle also plays a large part of the promotion during a campaign. The presentation of the vehicle creates strong impressions when arriving at target locations, so it is very important to make sure that all the vehicles stand out correctly with professional vinyl wrapping. This technique has been used for many years and is a great way of raising the awareness about the political parties when campaigning.

Luxury Team Coach Hire

Luxury Day Coaches for political campaigns and events.

We operate a range of luxury day coaches which can be used for political campaigns and events. If you would like to find out more information about our services, please click on the following link here.

Kent Garden Tours

Every year tourists travel from all over Europe to visit the beautiful Garden of England and other National Trust properties that England has to offer. With the South of England being the hot spot for some of the most prestigious garden exhibitions in the UK, the level of tourism in the area has substantially increased over the years, particularly during May and June, making Kent a must see location for any nature enthusiast. 

These popularity increases have also had a positive effect on the coach and minibus hire industry, with more travel agencies arranging garden tours. In addition to this, the choice of hiring a luxury vehicle over standard has also become normality. We have already taken a number of luxury bookings for 2015, with several more garden tour quotes pending.

The interest in Kent garden tours has proven to be very popular with overseas visitors, making up the majority of our bookings. Over the years we have catered for the needs of garden enthusiasts from countries such as France, Austria, Belgium and even as far as Australia, giving us extensive experience in providing luxury transport for garden tour organisations.

Looking at our bookings the best places to visit have been:

Popular Garden Tour Destinations:

  • Sissinghurst Gardens
  • Scotney Castle Gardens
  • Great Dixter House & Gardens
  • Penshurst Place & Gardens

In the past, the most popular vehicles used for garden tours have been our luxury 11 – 16 seater Mercedes Benz minibuses. Smaller transport seems to be ideal for practicality, as well as being better for communication within groups. Our minibuses include on-board microphones to aid guides when announcing and explaining details during the trip, full leather seating to ensure comfort and also air condition/climate control to help keep clients relaxed during their journey. In addition to these features, our luxury vehicles are finished in white/silver, with plain livery and black tinted windows for privacy.

If you have any questions about Kent garden tours, or are looking at booking in the near future, then do not hesitate to contact us through our website.

Luxury Minibuses for Garden Tours

Luxury Minibuses for Garden Tours

Luxury Road-Show Transport

Luxury road-show transport is on the increase these days, with major international shows such as The X Factor using luxury minibuses and coaches to promote tours. In 2014 we saw The X Factor use 3 luxury coaches live on national television to promote the success of the competition’s 3 finalists. All the vehicles were professionally branded with photos of the contestants and imagery from The X Factor, promoting the run up to the final.

From what we’ve seen over the years, events such as book signings, promotional activities and advertising campaigns are becoming much more common with public figures and in celebrity culture. Choosing to hire a coach or minibus for a road-show event is now becoming a standard practice, whether the hiring is in aid of a book launch, product launch or album release, the right form of travel is essential.

Due to the nature of these events, clients often have to travel from venue to venue following strict time schedules. This usually results in the client missing out on the luxuries they are used to at home, such as comfortable seating, space to relax after visiting a venue, coffee machines and other things they should be entitled to. Because of this, luxury vehicles are becoming significantly more sought after within the promotion industry.

Our range of luxury 11-16 seater Mercedes Benz minibuses come with full leather seating, air conditioning, climate control, on-board entertainment systems as standard. These minibuses also include 4G Wi-Fi, which is essential for a busy celebrity on the road, allowing them to keep their Twitter followers updated and post news highlights about tours on Facebook and other social media. All these features are finished off with stylish black tinted windows, plain white/silver livery and a professional, qualified and well presented driver. As a reputable coach and minibus provider, we aim to provide clients with all the necessities they feel they would require on their journey, to help make it a smooth and enjoyable tour for all.

As well as providing luxury vehicles for promotional tours, we have also noticed an increase in the amount of corporate businesses using luxury, VIP and executive minibuses to carry out site visits to regional branches across the UK. These site visits could be for meetings, branch checks or even product tutorial and demonstration tours. Large companies often choose this method as it can be a more financially viable option for the company. It is common to send a team of management to individual offices, instead of arranging regional managers to congregate at the head office. It is essential to make the right impression in these situations and choosing the correct vehicle to represent your company plays a major part in the success of these trips.

In the past, our luxury vehicles have catered for the needs of many business executives who have needed to present themselves as both professional and organised when entertaining their clients. Our luxury minibuses with tables have always proved to be successful when providing for large corporate organisations looking for executive travel, providing the clients with space, comfort and style. In addition to this, many people choose to use smaller, more executive vehicles such as luxury, executive and VIP minibuses rather than coaches. This is because minibuses often provide a more practical transport option for these types of events, being more convenient when in towns and cities.

Luxury Road-Show Transport

Luxury Road-Show Transport

As mentioned in our previous article, ‘Branded Coach Hire & Vinyl Wrap Branding‘, branding a vehicle for increased PR is becoming highly popular with both small time companies and large corporate businesses. Whether the campaign is for one day or for one month, professional vinyl wrapping can play a crucial part in the perceived professionalism of a company.

For more information on our luxury coaches or luxury minibuses please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

2014 Review of Luxury Minibus & Coach Hire

What a busy and successful year it has been for us at Nova Bussing, with 2014 having supplied us with bookings across the seasons. We’ve provided luxury minibus and coach hire throughout the UK this year, from the coast of East Sussex all the way to the peaks of Scotland, it has certainly been a fulfilled year.

Attending some of the most prestigious events each year, this year has been no exception. Sending our top of the range luxury vehicles to VIP’s, senior management of large corporate businesses and other executive clientèle, our destinations have included Downing Street, Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle.

Luxury Minibus & Coach at Windsor Castle

Luxury Minibus & Coach at Windsor Castle

Not only have we been transporting clients from within the UK, but this year we have seen a sizeable increase in the number of overseas visitors travelling to England to view and purchase in the expanding property market in London. Among these visitors, we have also had the pleasure of working with large international corporate agencies, assisting them with large plan sight visits and transporting their clients to and from building development locations.

During the summer months of 2014 we undertook a large variety of garden tours, providing for big and small groups of tourists from across Europe and surrounding continents. Enthusiasts from locations such as France, Austria, Germany, Belgium and Australia (to name a few!), all chose our company to help make their trips special. With high reviews of our luxury minibuses and coaches being reported back after each trip, we have positive expectations that next year’s garden tours will be just as successful.

We also had the great pleasure of providing luxury vehicles for the very prestigious Cheltenham Festival in March and Royal Ascot in June. We have had countless enquires and bookings for these events this year, sending out many of our fleet for business executives, VIP clients, as well as private clientèle. These events are among some of our most requested during this time of year. We are definitely looking forward to these events in 2015 as it looks like it will be another busy time for the industry, with bookings already being considered we are already taking enquiries and bookings for Cheltenham Festival and Royal Ascot. Be sure to have a look on our website at our luxury minibuses and coaches, and remember to book early!

We have high expectations for the 2015 Rugby World Cup as well. In previous years we have supplied luxury vehicles for seasonal rugby tournaments and have great experience to offer for next year’s World Cup events. Whether that is for a particular match, management meetings, sponsor and advertisement events, or for private parties, we have the luxury minibuses and coaches to fulfil your requirements.

To summarise, this year has been an eventful time with many opportunities that have arisen and a busy year overall. We have worked with many highly respected clients and will continue to provide the best service we can, bringing friendly customer service and quality vehicles. On a final note, we have already started to look further afield, with our company already taking a fully paid booking for 2016. It just goes to show, that if you know you want the right vehicle you should book in advance!

If you would like to book with us, then do not hesitate to contact our office or send an email to info@novabussing.co.uk. For a quick and easy option, you can find our Online Instant Quote Form on our website and we will get a quote back to you as quick as we can. Our office will be back open on 29th December.

Luxury Minibus Hire To Twickenham

With Twickenham Stadium alone offering a capacity of over 81,000 seats, it isn’t surprising that The Rugby World Cup is a highly anticipated event for many spectators and teams, as well as being a busy time for marketing campaigns, advertising agencies and business officials.

Luxury Minibus Hire to the Rugby World Cup 2015

Luxury Minibus Hire to the Rugby World Cup 2015

Throughout the years leading up to the event, requests will regularly be sent in by people looking to book high quality luxury minibuses and coaches for venues such as the Olympic Stadium, Wembley, Brighton Community Stadium and of course the Twickenham Stadium in London.

In the past we have supplied luxury coaches and luxury minibus hire to Twickenham, not only to regular private hire clients, but also to team managers, medical staff and even teams participating in the tournament themselves. As mentioned, we have also regularly provided luxury vehicles for private hire clients and corporate business executives, that look to arrive to each match in a stylish, comfortable and professional manner.

With our range of luxury vehicles, from our executive 11 seater, VIP 13 seater and luxury 16 seater minibuses, to our much larger luxury 22 seater, 37 seater and 49 seater coaches and tour buses, we have the professional experience, knowledge, efficiency and quality any client will be looking for when booking a vehicle to travel and support their favourite teams.

With this in mind, we have not only provided transport for the direct match dates, but also for The Rugby World Cup meetings, sponsor events, corporate parties and more.

Be sure to get your quotes in early before all vehicles are booked out so you don’t miss any of the matches.

The Rugby World Cup 2015:

Opening Match: 

Friday 18th September 2015 – England vs Fiji (Pool A Match 1)

Final Match:

Saturday 31st October 2015

Nova Bussing Luxury Minibus Hire

Nova Bussing Luxury Minibus Hire for the Rugby World Cup 2015

If you would like to receive a quote from us then please fill in the Online Instant Quote Form on our website, or send an email to info@novabussing.co.uk with your trip details and itineraries. Alternatively, if you would prefer to discuss requirements by phone then do not hesitate to contact us on 0800 6444 118.

Luxury Self-Drive Minibus Hire

I recently received an email from a client asking: “Why is it so hard to find luxury self-drive minibus hire?”. This is an interesting point, but the answer essentially comes down to cost and practicality. A company that provides self-drive vehicles would not benefit from providing luxury vehicles due to the substantial cost and potential problematic factors.

For example, when a minibus/coach company supplies a self-drive vehicle to a customer, all the insurance costs are accounted for as well as the potential repair costs. So with most standard self-drive vehicles being used as ‘run arounds’ for things like school runs, it means that the idea of a bad driver accidentally scraping the side of the bus isn’t too much of an issue.

However, if a company were leaving the responsibility of a high price Mercedes Benz in the hands of a customer then the potential risks are phenomenal, I mean, would you leave your brand new Lamborghini in the hands of someone you’ve never met before for a day? To provide a luxury self-drive vehicle would be a very small market to gamble against the cost of maintenance.

In addition to this, isn’t the whole idea of luxury travel a chance to experience a bit of the high life? Most would consider luxury as being able to put your feet up while a chauffeur drives you to your destination. If you were looking to transport a group in luxury, what better way than to have a quality minibus or coach that is driven for you.  Taking away all the stress of driving and being able to relax in a large comfortable vehicle for the duration.

Our luxury minibuses and coaches come with professional, qualified, helpful and smartly dressed drivers who will collect you from your desired pick up point and take you exactly where you want to go. This means a no hassle, relaxing and enjoyable journey for everyone in the group.

Luxury Minibus for Cheltenham Festival 2015

Every year at Nova Bussing we receive numerous customer enquiries about which method is the best when travelling to and from Cheltenham Festival.

Without sounding bias, the most sensible and most common mode of transport is luxury minibuses. With events such as Cheltenham Festival and Goodwood for example, many clients wish to arrive in a style that suites the occasion. With the theme of these events usually being quite luxurious, executive coaches and VIP minibuses are always in high demand from us during this time of year.

When contemplating whether this is the right decision for you and your party, it is always reassuring to know that you are purchasing from a trustworthy and reliable coach company. Whichever days you wish to spend at the festival, whether it is Ladies’ Day or Cheltenham Gold Cup Day, we have the luxury minibuses and coaches ready to cater for your needs.

Cheltenham Festival 2015 Schedule: 

Tuesday 10th March – Champion Day

Wednesday 11th March – Ladies’ Day

Thursday 12th March – St. Patrick’s Day

Friday 13th March – Cheltenham Gold Cup Day

With our extensive experience of providing transport throughout London, Kent and the Southeast of England, we specialise in executive transfers for clients combining high quality service, experience and professionalism. Working with numerous international corporate touring agents and private hire clients during our time, we have provided one of the most reputable services in the UK for over 20 years.

We continue aiming to please our clients by ensuring that they receive what they are paying for. All of our minibuses and coaches include professional, well presented and fully qualified drivers ready to meet the requirements of your journey. In addition to this, all of our fleet are maintained to exceptional standards, undergoing regular maintenance and inspections, ensuring top quality across all our vehicles.

We operate a range of luxury vehicles from 11-16 seater luxury minibuses up to 37 seater luxury coaches, all of which can all been viewed throughout our website. Booking a luxury minibus for Cheltenham Festival 2015 is most definitely the way to go if you want to experience Cheltenham at it’s fullest.

If you would like to receive a quote from us then please fill in the Online Instant Quote Form on our website, or send an email to info@novabussing.co.uk with your trip details and itineraries. Alternatively, if you would prefer to discuss requirements by phone then do not hesitate to contact us on 0800 6444 118.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Day Buses for Bands, Crew & Artists in the Theatre & Music Industry

In the entertainment and music industry large coaches, such as sleeper buses and luxury minibuses have always been sought after for bands, band managers, crews and other artists. When you’re on the road, whether that’s for a day or a 3 month tour, a high quality, comfortable and reliable bus plays a large part in making things run smoothly, as well as keeping the passengers relaxed.

Many clients look for features such as TV’s, radios, sofas, fridges, tea/coffee makers and other luxuries that will make the artists feel right at home after a long day of performing. These things become essential for artists when you consider that they are going to be living in this space for the duration of a tour.

For other members of production, our luxury coaches and luxury minibuses are perfect for transferring crews to the next location as required. Each vehicle has large leather reclining seats, full air conditioning, and TV entertainment systems as standard. All vehicles also have 240V power sockets with some having WIFI and tea & coffee making facilities.

As well as operating sleeper buses we also operate day buses for bands, crews, and artists for the theatre & music industry.

Tour Buses & Day Coacehs

Tour buses and luxury day coaches for the music industry

Our luxury coaches are often used to transfer bands, crews and artists between venues and hotels. In some instances on short movements a tour bus is not required and a luxury coach or luxury minibus is far more practical.

For more information on our sleeper buses , luxury coaches & minibuses please contact the office and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.

Minibus Hire with a driver in Kent

A lot of people wonder why many coach and minibus companies choose to provide vehicle hire with a driver  and not self-drive services. The bottom line is that by hiring a driver, you are relieving yourself of all the troublesome duties of driving and can focus more on having a good time.

We have provided minibus hire with a driver across Kent, Sussex and London for many years now and in our experience we have found that when a client plan to go on trip, they much prefer to have a driver escort them throughout the journey. This means that the passengers can relax without having the stress that comes from driving and can enjoy their day/night out, concentrate on socialising and overall, enjoy themselves.

Although the price may differ between self-drive and driver hire, when you are booking out a minibus/coach with a driver you almost always receive the service you are paying for. At Nova Bussing, we do our utmost to ensure that the customers get the most for their money. All of our minibuses and coaches include professional, well presented and fully qualified drivers ready to meet the requirements of your journey, so that you don’t have to worry about typical driving frustrations and can instead, sit back and enjoy features like our on-board entertainment systems, TV’s and so on.

You often hear stories of customers who have purchased a self-drive service and have broken down at the side of the road, without any knowledge of how to get the vehicle up and running again. This rarely happens with a driver, due to the fact that many companies ensure drivers carry out vehicle checks prior to the minibus/coach leaving the depot. This significantly reduces the potential breakdowns that could occur during a trip, because drivers that drive these buses day in and day out will be more familiar with the noises and way the coaches run.

Minibus hire in Kent with a driver.

Minibus hire in Kent with a driver.

If you would like to receive a quote from us about minibus hire with a driver in Kent, then please fill in our Online Instant Quote Form or send an email to info@novabussing.co.uk with your trip details and itineraries. Alternatively, if you would prefer to discuss requirements by phone then do not hesitate to contact us on 0800 6444 118. We look forward to hearing from you.