National Express offers the best ticket for staycations
National Express is expanding its established network of scheduled coach services to staycations.
The UK’s largest coach operator will now offer great value, UK-wide flexible holiday packages with the launch of ‘Holidays by National Express’.
The new way to book will offer UK holidaymakers the option to set their itinerary and build their own personal combination of coach travel, hotel and attraction - with the added benefits of a lowest price guarantee and full ABTA protection* - alongside a wide choice of ready-made packages.
Chris Hardy, Managing Director of National Express UK Coach, explains: “How people are choosing to holiday has significantly changed. Holidays by National Express is responding to this by building on our existing digital platforms and relationships.
“Our trusted, covid-secure coach network already offers real flexibility with the date and time of reliable travel to hundreds of UK destinations. Holidays by National Express will add the option to book accommodation and attractions all in one place for the best possible price, with the reassurance of built-in consumer guarantees.”
Holidaying at home is proving popular with VisitEngland’s August Bank Holiday Trip Tracker showing that 4.8 million Brits were definitely planning an overnight holiday trip in the UK during the Bank Holiday weekend.
Examples of packages available*:
- 2 Night London break with Warner Bros. Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter from £166pp - Return coach travel from Birmingham with 2 night stay for 2 adults in 3* London hotel plus admission for 2 adults to The Making of Harry Potter with return transport to the studios from London included.
- 2 Night Liverpool break with Beatles Story Museum from £79pp - Return coach travel from London Victoria with 2 night stay for 2 adults in economy room at 3* Liverpool hotel plus 2 standard adult tickets to the Beatles Story Museum.
- 2 Night Brighton break with CitySightseeing bus tour from £96pp - Return coach travel from London Victoria with 2 night stay for 2 adults in standard room at 3* Brighton hotel plus 2x 24-hour City Sightseeing Brighton bus tour tickets.
- 2 Night Bournemouth break from £69pp - Return coach travel from London Victoria with 2 night stay for 2 adults in economy room at 3* Bournemouth hotel.
Family weekend in Blackpool from £58pp (or £232 for 4) - Return coach travel from Manchester with 2 night Friday to Sunday stay in 3* Blackpool hotel for 2 adults and 2 children in a family room.
Chris Hardy added: “Coach has always been a trusted and popular way to see the UK and we believe that by adding more choice, Holidays by National Express will help support the sector as a whole.”
“Customers are now able to design their own trip or opt from a wide selection of classic pre-packaged coach group holidays with a set itinerary, delivered by National Express Group businesses and a nationwide network of valued partner operator coach companies.”
Holidays by National Express is being delivered in partnership with LogiTravel Group who will provide the packaging platform and IT solutions, along with product purchasing and a 24 hour customer service and booking team.
Mandy Round, Managing Director Partnerships at LogiTravel Group said: “ We are delighted to deepen our relationship with the National Express Group and to be using what we do best to allow National Express to bring their holidays vision to life as a natural extension to their portfolio.”
*Lowest Price Guarantee - if a customer finds the same package cheaper elsewhere, Holidays by National Express will give them double the difference subject to terms and conditions https://holidays.nationalexpress.com/gb/price-guarantee/
Logi Travel UK are fully ABTA bonded
Subject to availability and correct at time of issue 3 September 2020.