Tour wholesaler ICT Group Travel has published a complete guide to the Channel Islands for coach operators.
The dedicated brochure, in conjunction with Condor Ferries, highlights the many benefits of a group break to this unique destination. For a start, it’s not billed as a negative to arrive without a coach as the ‘trusty team’ on the other side not only provide a transport service but act and are trained as local island guides at your disposal. It is possible to travel to the islands without the need for a passport, in many cases photo ID will suffice. And a destination where English is the spoken language and sterling is the local currency, makes it a hassle-free transformation for your customers.
A transformation none-the-less, where local road signs echo the old Norse language and beautiful beaches line the shores, where a strong ‘foodie’ scene exists from both the local catch and the surrounding farmland produce. Jersey offers the ideal island break, it is compact yet has such variety for visitors; Guernsey’s lush vegetation has earned it reference as the green island and its many island-hopping opportunities only add to its appeal. In fact, the island of Sark and Herm lying off Guernsey are perfect for a day trip with a difference, as no cars are allowed on the islands. ICT suggests that coach operators could even factor an overnight in a hotel on these islands to deliver a true ‘get away from it all’ experience to their customer base - Sark for its renowned dark sky nights and Herm likened to a paradise Caribbean break.
The destination itself is only part of draw – ‘the journey’ operated by Condor Ferries is where it all starts. Departing Poole Harbour, the scenery of the Sandbanks Peninsula and Brownsea Island set the scene and a wildlife officer up on deck can explain the passing marine life. Life below deck is a choice of duty-free shopping of up to 40%, relaxing loungers or great value onboard meals which can be pre-packaged for all your customer’s convenience.
For further information on ICT’s offering on the Channel Islands, or to request a copy of the brochure, call 01708 802355 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively download a pdf of the brochure at www.ictgrouptravel.com