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Greyhound and Red Funnel join forces
Tuesday 16 February 2010
Following a successful visit to the Isle of Wight on 2 February, Greyhound, made a return visit last week to promote its direct, low cost, luxurious coach travel between the Solent and London.
On 2 February the Greyhound team were swamped by islanders eager to see the famous Greyhound coach and get their hands on free tickets. Managing Director of Greyhound UK Alex Warner explained that he was taken aback by the interest: “We were overwhelmed by the amount of people who came to see us. Nearly 500 well-wishers turned up, many receiving discounts and some free tickets.
“We are passionate about the Isle of Wight and we returned today for a series of meetings to see how Greyhound can encourage more island residents to take advantage of our services to London.”
Warner revealed that a deal has already been struck with Red Funnel ferries. From today Red Funnel customers will be able to travel on any Greyhound service at a 25% discount.
He continued: “We have managed to attract quite a few Isle of Wight residents on to our Southampton – London services. Many of our Island regulars have told us that when travelling to London they find the Greyhound option very convenient as we depart to Victoria from Town Quay – less than 50 yards the Red Funnel ferry. Partnering with Red Funnel provides islanders with even more of an incentive to travel with Greyhound.”
He continued: “We are very mindful of our aim to help attract tourists to the Solent and the Isle of Wight. I think our partnership with Red Funnel will encourage more people from London to explore the many wonderful attractions Southampton and the Isle of Wight has to offer. And so choosing to partner with Red Funnel was an easy decision.”
Jonathan Green, Sales & Marketing Director of Red Funnel Ferries, commented: “Red Funnel is proud to be working in partnership with such an iconic brand.
Greyhound provides an excellent service to London and the Red Funnel customer discount also offers even greater value, providing a fantastic new option for travel to and from London. Plus, the Greyhound is just a short walk from both Red Funnel terminals in Southampton, offering excellent links to both the Red Jet Hi-Speed service, which takes just 23 minutes to cross the Solent from Cowes, and our Vehicle Ferry Service from East Cowes.
To access the 25% discount on Greyhound on-line customers should use access code, ‘RED25’, and show the driver their ferry ticket. For walk on fares customers need only show the driver their ferry ticket to claim a 25% discount.
Greyhound UK operates direct, luxurious coach travel between Portsmouth – London and Southampton – London for fares as low as £1 plus 50p booking fee.
Picture Caption: Jonathan Green, Sales and Marketing Director of Red Funnel Ferries (left) with Alex Warner, Managing Director of Greyhound UK