Luxury Minibus Hire for Golf Tours

Golf tours are very popular for us, with tours taking place throughout the year. Being based in the South of England, there are many very prestigious golf courses that attract the attention of golf tour enthusiasts from all over the world, making luxury transport very popular throughout the seasons.

We have worked with many golf travel agents over the years, with players from Europe and America flying into London for golf  holidays. This year the Open Golf Championship returns to the home of golf at St Andrew’s in July 2015. We have already taken several bookings for golf tours, which also include a visit to St Andrew’s to see some world class golfers in action.

Depending on the size of the party, we would recommend certain vehicles that would be perfect for the amount of equipment being transported.

Our VIP minibuses are highly appropriate for small golf groups of around 4 – 8 people, as they include large boot space, lots of room internally, many luxury features. These vehicles also include large reclining leather seats, full air conditioning and black tinted windows.

For larger groups of passengers, from 12 – 16 people, we would recommend our luxury 22 seater coaches. These include all the features of our luxury and VIP minibuses, but with extra boot space for clubs and bags. The luxury coaches also have tea and coffee making facilities and a toilet/washroom.

In 2003 the Open Golf Championship took place at Royal St George’s in Kent, which was an extremely busy time for us. Many golfers enjoy visiting the open championship golf courses and playing the courses that they watch on the TV.

Other popular courses in Kent that we would normally take people to are below:

Popular Kent Golf Courses:

  • Royal St George’s (The Open Championship Course 2011)
  • Royal Cinque Ports (Open Championships in 1909 and 1920)
  • Chart Hills Golf Club (Designed by Sir Nick Faldo)
  • London Club Golf Course (World Match Play Championship Course 2014)
  • Littlestone Golf course (The Open Championship Qualifying Course 2011)

Some groups plan much longer trips, touring the rest of the UK. As well as touring across England, golfers also enjoy playing some of the fine Scottish courses during their trip. Some clients like to work their way up to Scotland playing courses along the way, while others prefer to fly direct. We have many connections across the UK and have provided for Scottish tours on a number of occasions.

If you would like to find out more about our services and what we could provide for your golf tours, then please do not hesitate to browse our website or send us a quote request.

Luxury Minibus for Kent Golf Tours

Luxury Minibus for Golf Tours

Coach Hire & Minibus Hire for Weddings

Weddings are a wonderful experience for all who are involved and are a time for family and friends to enjoy themselves on the bride and groom’s special day. Hiring a luxury minibus or coach is the perfect option to ensure efficient transfers of your guests on your wedding day. We receive many quotes throughout the year from clients looking to book luxury coaches and minibuses for weddings, and there are a few helpful points that we would advise any bride and groom to consider before looking for transport quotes.

Wedding Coach Hire

Wedding Coach Hire

Firstly, organisers of weddings  often start out by requesting coach quotes for hundreds of people to be transferred, when in fact it’s normally just small groups of close family. Many guests will choose to drive to the church or reception leaving only the close family members needing group transfers. This means that a review of the amount of guests needing to be transferred should be done, rather than summarising the amount of guests expected to attend the wedding in general.

A coach is usually the first protocol for most weddings, however we find that this is commonly subject to the accessibility of the venue. A major factor in Kent and the Southeast  is how accessible churches and wedding receptions  are in a large coach. Being experienced with wedding coach hire in Kent, we always try to point out if the venue is unacceptable for a large vehicle at the early stages of a quote request. If you are unsure about a venue’s access, it is very important that you check this before the day with the coach company.

Another point to be aware of is how the length of day will effect the price when hiring a vehicle. If the type of trip is just a standard ‘to the church then back to the reception’, then the price will be considerably cheaper than if a client wishes to have the coach from 14:00 PM until 01:00 AM the following morning. If budget is an issue then this is a great element to explore when making initial decisions.

When it comes to timings on the day, it should be a priority that the vehicles are present early and arrive on time when needed. This should be evident in a quote form, knowledge of the planned times and schedule should be clear and always have flexibility for guests to get organised on the day. In  addition to this, it is also important to chose the hire date with many factors in mind. For example, if a wedding was being held in January, the cost would differ by quite a margin compared to the busy summer months such as June and July.

All of these points will help bride and grooms decide what will be the best option to choose on their special day. But it is never just up to the client, a reputable company should as well be knowledgeable, helpful and courteous when booking a vehicle. We have been providing for weddings for many years and are very welcome to any questions.

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.

Advice For Completing Quote Forms For Coach Hire

These days more and more clients are requesting quotes via emails and online quote forms, rather than using the telephone.

New methods such as these are becoming a key part of any business in this industry, as well as being generally more efficient, quicker and heavily directed at the specific details required. With this said, it is crucial that a client completes their quote requests as accurately as possible to avoid confusion and slowing the process down for both parties.

When filling out an online quote form it is a general standard that the key information is completed first. This usually includes; a hire date, pick-up time, return time, return date (if returning a different day) and the number of passengers the minibus/coach would be for. After this, the client will choose any extra requirements they may need such as a vehicle with tables, a luxury vehicle, livery or multiple vehicles.

A very common mistake which our admin staff find, is that clients sometimes fail to specify whether a pick-up or return time is either AM or PM. This is absolutely crucial for putting together a quote, so whether you prefer to work by a 24 hour system (11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00) or by 12 hour (11:00 pm, 12:00 pm, 01:00 pm, 02:00 pm), the more specific you are when filling out the required times, the quicker the quote can be sent back.

In addition to this, another common occurrence can be from clients that make mistakes when confirming their contact email address or phone number. Without this information it is impossible to send a quote back to the customer. It cannot be stressed enough, that you should always double check your contact information is correct before requesting a quote.

However, as well as customer errors, it is also the coach provider’s responsibility to make contact forms clear and completable. I often find on other companies’ websites that they ask for a considerable amount of information, sometimes asking unnecessary and misleading questions. A good online quote form should have a simple layout, be clear on what it is asking and have concise questioning, providing the coach provider with the essential information to base a price on.

Some coach companies use auto quotes, which generate a price without human involvement. The quote is an estimate based solely on time and mileage, however these quotes do not take into account external factors, such as availability and day events like Christmas or New Years Eve, when there would be additional charges. There have been various reports where clients have been quoted a price of £200, booked the vehicle (therefore are contracted to pay) and then have been contacted and informed that the client must pay additional charges. In our opinion, it is always better to have a professional administration staff member to calculate the quote and check availability.

We continually review our Online Instant Quote Form to make sure it can be easily accessible on our website and provide clients with the opportunity to provide the correct information required. All of our quote requests are reviewed by our professional administration staff, prior to being calculated using all possible situational considerations. Try it out yourself to get a quote for one of our luxury minibuses or coaches quickly and without hassle.

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

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.