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Coach Hire Comparison Conference

10th December 2015


We hosted our first annual conference to bring together all of our operators for an opportunity to network.

We also invited a number of other providers to give them the opportunity to pitch for your work. A short bio on each company presenting can be seen below or view here Bios.

Coach Hire Comparison Conference

WebTicketManager is a cloud-based online ticketing facility delivering an end-to-end ticketing solution to tourism-related businesses. The product is ideal within the coach, tour and excursion industry as it was specifically developed for this user base. Simplicity is its key by enabling, within minutes, users (ticket issuers) to sell to their customers online both directly and through multiple re-sale channels.

Peter Rosenfeld, the pioneering founder, has dedicated his efforts in evolving his concept into a dynamic and innovative solution that today gives the company a market-lead advantage, a multitude of USP’s and approaching £35 million in transactional volumes since its formal launch in 2012. With an engineering background, Peter has successfully started, managed and facilitated acquisitions of a variety of businesses since 1994. He has worked in numerous countries and developed an international network, migrating into tourism in 2003 with the creation of BusyBus Ltd, a successful out-of-City day-tour operator about to franchise itself across the UK. He is seated on numerous high profile and public sector boards gaining a reputation of both customer and industry understanding.

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Roeville has been providing quality reservations software and services to leading UK coach and tour operators for over 25 years. Established and well proven solutions are available for private hire and contract management, as well as fully featured coach tour booking systems with cutting edge, custom built, e-commerce web sites.

ph28 is the coach operation package for private hire, contracts and community transport. In addition to quotes, bookings and driver/vehicle allocations there is a fully featured Sales Ledger and links to Sage 50 accounts.


t28
is the fully featured tour, excursion and express booking system for small to medium sized operators while t3 meets the exacting demands at the top end of the coach tour market.

WebRes 5 is the flexible shop front to t28 and t3, providing a cutting edge and highly flexible web presence, enabling direct clients and agents to book holidays and excursions from computers, tablets and smart phones.

 

All products are backed by a fully trained and conscientious support team and interest free credit is available on all software and support contracts.

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eCoachManager has been built from the ground up by people who know the coach business, the world of IT and modern cloud computing. This is a truly web / cloud based solution.eCoachManager offers a full cradle to grave solution from online quotes with auto pricing, invoicing and online payments – through to driver and vehicle allocation, driver and vehicle records and unlimited logins for drivers, staff and customers.

The system is under constant development with new features every few weeks and customers requests are often brought to reality. We are already integrated into TomTom, Big Change, Zero accounting, DTE and others with current projects including integration into Fleetmatics, Licence check, Coach Hire Comparison and several other solutions.

eCoachManager system includes, charter, contracts and day trips in one solution – the system now also includes a vehicle check app along with build in tracking. A new customer app is also under development.

Our automated emails make chasing money and marketing a dream – saving you time and winning you business.

Our knowledge of the transport industry, cutting edge web development and online marketing techniques, puts eCoachManager in a unique position as leaders in transport management software.

In addition to eCoachManager, we also offer bespoke web design, web hosting, digital marketing and PPC advertising for the coach industry.

 

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Don’t Travel Empty was a business formed more than 8 years ago by a coach operator to try to overcome the frustrations and wasted money by running coaches on outward legs or return legs empty.

Since then the business has grown rapidly resulting in many more services and benefits being added including the most effective passenger and vehicle recovery service anywhere in the UK and Europe. We have now become the one stop shop for a wide range of benefits relevant to operators of all sizes. Much of this growth and development has come about because we listen to what our members say and then reacting quickly to their suggestions. For this reason we are now known as simply DTE, and we are the largest Membership Organisation in your industry. All you need to do is take away with you a copy of the Operator Benefits Guide for 2016 to see what our members have available to them for just £1 per day. To this day DTE is still run by a hands on coach operator who is very conscious of what other operators need to run a more profitable operation.

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Matthew has developed Coach Booking Systems since 2014 with the aim of maximising profit for coach and minibus companies by showcasing their company and vehicles to potential new customers looking for private hire. Working alongside myself on this project, Matthew has the digital expertise and also the knowhow of the coaching industry to develop high end products for the end user.

From August 2015 Matthew has also been busy developing Trusted Travel Reviews, an online platform for
customers to leave feedback for a company they have just travelled with. With automation already agreed with a number of leading management companies in the market, the process will be simple but very effective. Matthew will demonstrate why automation and integration will be key for full potential.