Price with comfort and convenience

Price with comfort and convenience

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

People are generally happy to pay for service. The cheapest price is not always the best option. When it comes to travel the concept of cheap air flight with budget airlines has been successful in attracting customers away from the main airlines, but increasingly it is seen that there is a loss of service. It is a matter of personal choice as to the value placed on service.

Decisions, decisions

Luggage and excess charges are a bone of contention. Some people can work within a budget airline’s guidelines; others find themselves charged heavily for excess baggage. It is an entirely subjective decision as to what is most important. When it comes to road travel the decisions are very much the same. For someone who has not travelled by coach in recent years there are companies that offer a service that make it easy to leave the car at home.

Coaches compete with more than the car; everyone enjoys a holiday and many people go in search of the sun or a big city. While the quickest way is often by air, there are all the problems of busy airports, check in and security procedures. There is not much fun in travelling by air.

Enjoy the journey

Anyone who can actually enjoy the travelling to and from their holiday destination almost has a longer holiday. Cheap travel means more and more people can enjoy holiday breaks; by coach they can enjoy the journey in comfort with excellent service.  In general people have got used to driving themselves rather than using public transport but when it comes to holiday time, it might be time to get on a coach for the first time in years.

The Internet has become the major tool that companies have at their disposal for marketing. When it comes to travel few people will do anything other than go online to book. It is something that a good travel operation will facilitate by having a simple online booking service that has prices and timetables for scrutiny and current availability at any time.

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Coach companies can confirm a booking and provide tickets by email. The routes available show how popular cheap travel has become. Many budget airlines have fairly cramped seats once passengers have spent all that time pre boarding. Coaches with reclining seats and plentiful leg room provide a totally different experience.

That experience begins on arrival at the bus station. Luggage is loaded, tickets checked and passengers can then relax with WiFi, electric sockets and personal service on board. The holiday is truly beginning and during the journey there is information on progress as well as the sights to see out of the windows; a little more attractive than simply cloud after cloud.

While airports tend to be outside the main conurbations, bus stations are generally central. It means that once a coach arrives at its destination there is usually minimal travel left for holiday makers to reach their accommodation. They arrive refreshed and ready to see the sights.