Recession-busting business train ticket deal targets corporate market
Train operator National Express East Coast is boosting its discount train ticket deal for frequent business travellers to help them combat the recession.
The Business Carnet deal previously offered 10 First or Standard Class fully flexible return tickets for the price of 9, on selected journeys to or from London – giving businesses that need the flexibility of turn-up-and-go travel an opportunity to benefit from a discount worth hundreds of pounds.
The deal has now been boosted further for a limited period to offer 10 tickets for the price of 8 – a 20 per cent saving on the full price of 10 tickets bought separately.
National Express East Coast sales and marketing director Rachel Dawson said: “The carnet offers a good deal for our business customers who often need to travel at the very last minute, without restrictions.
“We know that these are challenging economic times for all our business customers and so we are improving the Carnet offer further to give them a helping hand”.
The improved Business Carnet deal is available until 3 July, and tickets purchased are valid for three months from the date of purchase, potentially extending the benefit to business customers up to the start of October.
Benefits of the improved Business Carnet to frequent business travellers are:
- Saves money – 10 fully flexible return tickets for the price of 8
- Saves time – no need to queue or phone every time before travel
- Provides freedom and flexibility – to travel at a moment’s notice, to use anytime within a three month period for outward and return travel.
Full details of the Carnet offer are available online at www.nationalexpresseastcoast.com. Tickets can be booked over the phone with National Express East Coast’s Business Travel Service on 08457 225 125, by visiting any staffed rail station, or via a UK rail appointed travel agent.
Note to editors:
Examples of the discounts available via the improved Business Carnet deal include:
First Class Anytime return: £271
Promotional Business Carnet (per return ticket): £216.80
Saving per return journey: £54.20
Standard Class Anytime return: £185
Promotional Business Carnet (per return ticket): £148
Saving per return journey: £34