Everyone loves it when a plan comes together, but as most people in the events industry know, even the most thought out, detailed plans, can be subject to last-minute changes and of course the odd curve ball!
As a long-standing member of Glasgow Life and a new member of UKinbound, we worked tirelessly with the
As part of the Abellio Group and one of the UK’s largest transport providers, we’re still establishing ourselves as a leading transport provider for events, tours, conventions, and excursions. Whilst we’ve got years of experience in the industry and have one of the most commercially successful operations team within the UK, we still need to shout about our vehicle selection provision, the fact that we offer bespoke transport solutions across the UK, our wider transport management services and our 24/7 regional support. So, what better way to do it than with some of the key players in the UK inbound tourism industry! Thousands of pounds of business is secured at the convention each year through supplier engagement, networking and strategic negotiations with UK inbound tourism largely
With an experienced team of event managers from UKinbound and Event Connects diligent operations department at the helm what could possibly go wrong? Here comes the curveball…An unexpected influx of last-minute attendees less than 48 hours before the event, resulted in a requirement for not only an additional coach but a request for supporting transport coordinators. With delegates due to descend on Glasgow in a matter of hours, we had to ensure we managed the changes quickly and efficiently especially given our membership and industry reputation was at stake. If ever there was a time to kick all contingency plans into action this was it. Vehicle sourcing, vehicle branding, resource allocation, pricing negotiations, local council traffic management agreements and health
We make it sound easy, as that’s our job. Mid-event changes come with the territory, but wouldn’t it be nice if you were an event
08/10/2020 | Travel ConnectAdapt, learn and optimise: Get the most out of your 2021 Tour Season
Group Tour Transport 2021 – Make the most out of your season. What does your seasonal planning for 2021 look like?
27/02/2020 | Travel ConnectVehicle selection: the importance of getting it right
First off, can you tell the difference between a MPV, a midi or a mini? What about an executive coach vs a standard coach? More to the point, why does it matter?
23/01/2020 | Travel ConnectTop tips for planning a busy tour season
You’re a busy Tour Operator planning for the season ahead. You’re already booked to attend a number of key industry events and exhibitions, most of which are at the start of the year and your diary is crammed with appointments.
22/08/2019 | Travel ConnectKnowing your passenger - How important is it?
Whether it’s an international tour group VIPs for a sporting event, a film crew on their way to a new set or delegates on the way to a convention- all passengers are the same, right? Wrong.
27/06/2019 | Travel ConnectGlobal event transport planning and how it can help you
It’s usually the last piece of the jigsaw in event management and the least attractive part of event planning. By the time you’ve developed your “big idea”, secured your venue, speakers/performers,
25/06/2019 | Travel ConnectEvent Connect becomes official supplier to 2019 Solheim Cup
Transport service provider Event Connect has been announced as the Official Coach Supplier to The 2019 Solheim Cup, taking place at Gleneagles, Scotland from 9-15 September.
17/04/2019 | Travel ConnectHow we use data and technology to keep you moving
Big Data has a huge impact on transport arrangements; GPS tracking, customer signage, transport updates and access to information, find out more about how we use Big Data to enhance our customer experience in our latest blog.
17/01/2019 | Travel ConnectGet on-board with the Transport provider for UK Inbound Convention
As a new member of UK Inbound, we are delighted to announce that we will be this year’s transport provider for the upcoming UK Inbound Convention in Glasgow. And we’re providing all attendees a special offer on your first booking*.
26/11/2018 | Travel ConnectSwitching Transport Supplier - top tips to avoid the bad & the ugly
Thinking about changing the transport supplier for your conference or event? We know it can be daunting but there can also be some huge benefits. Here are our top tips for changing your transport supplier.