Your motor coach business likely has various sizes of coaches, serving different travelers’ needs. Most of your fleet will fall into two categories: mini coach and charter bus. Your main ticket may be local or intercity, as opposed to long-distance or nationwide. But what about onboard amenities? Most travel groups have similar expectations. Travelers today are more tech-savvy and pampered.
Keep your motor coach company ahead of the competition. Consider some of these ideas to modernize your offerings.
Technology for Motor Coaches
Young and old travelers alike are staying connected through social media and email. An essential offering for the modern charter bus is Wi-Fi. You are most likely losing ticket sales to your competitors if you aren’t offering 3G or 4G Wi-Fi. This easy upgrade pays for itself.
How are travelers going to keep devices charged? Smartphones, tablets, and laptops all have one thing in common: batteries. Make sure your travelers can easily recharge during their trip.
A few tech touches will go a long way. Here are a few more ideas:
- USB integration in power sockets
- Individual LED reading lights and aisle lights
- Premium sound systems
- Multiple flat screen video systems
- Video game consoles
Comfort Onboard Motor Coaches
Ensure that your travelers a relaxing journey. Spare them fighting over who sits in the middle seat. Consider investing in the most comfortable seats. Strategize your seating arrangements. Provide ample space and legroom. Providing ergonomic reclining seats and adjustable footrests. These are a few more ways to guarantee an enjoyable ride.
Also, consider a top-of-the-line HVAC system with different “climate zones.” You can also provide light blankets or jackets for passengers who get chilled easily.
Cleanliness of Your Motor Coaches
Make sure your restroom is as squeaky clean as your cab. Get on a supply schedule to keep your bathroom stocked. Supply things like hairspray, feminine hygiene products, over-the-counter motion sickness prevention, sunscreen, and a variety of soaps. Don’t skimp on cost with cheap toilet paper, either! Think about smell, too. A nice, lightly scented air freshener can greatly improve comfort.
Train your staff how to clean a motor coach from front to back, pre- and post-trip. You’ll see the benefit in your customer feedback and reviews.
Motor Coach Luxury
Give your charter buses a luxurious touch! For long-distance trips, consider these “first class” amenities;
- Feature films
- Complimentary beverages and light snacks
- Free meals
- Onboard attendants
- Fleece blankets and pillows
- Fresh flowers in the restroom
After a complimentary glass of wine (on evening trips) and fresh flowers. Who wouldn’t be in love with their experience?
Set your motor coach company apart. Consider some of these amenities. You will make your travelers feel first-class on your motor coaches.
Are you getting ready to upgrade your fleet’s amenities? Consider reviewing your fleet’s insurance policy to make sure everything is properly covered.
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