Hiring buses for corporate and social events are becoming more and more popular today. Whether you are jet setting with your family and need a ride to the airport or taking your employees out on a team-building experience, hiring a bus is the most convenient and cost-effective way to get around.
Here are a few benefits of hiring a bus.
One thing that comes to mind when you are planning to make your way to the airport is: how are all these bags going to fit in my car? It can add a lot of stress, especially when you have to ask friends and family members to help out with the convoy just to get everyone and their luggage to the airport on time. Hiring a professional bus service will eliminate these problems and get you to the airport safely without doing a second or third trip. There is ample space for everyone!
For many companies, it can be a hassle to try to arrange transport for everyone. Not to mention the fact that some will get lost, others will arrive late, or that there is just not enough space in everyone's vehicle for the corporate carpool. Things start to get messy. It's easier to transport everyone to and from the event with a bus, that way the driver will worry about the directions and every other problem is taken care of. Everyone just needs to hop on, sit back and enjoy the ride.
This is not only beneficial for special events, but also for day to day operations. Organised staff commutes are becoming more and more popular for many reasons. The reality is that in South Africa, transport is a major issue for many employees. Not everyone can afford the luxury of owning a car and the public transport system can be very unreliable at times. Hiring a dedicated bus service to transport your staff too and from the office each day will drastically improve your operational productivity.
Imagine how wonderful it is to sit on a bus without masses of people who you have never seen before. There is no obligation to make awkward small talk with the person next to you. You don't have to slant your phone screen either when a message or important work email comes in. You can't put a price on privacy. The same goes for corporate commutes. Employees on the bus will have more freedom to discuss work matters or catch up with other tasks without worrying about anyone outside of the company overhearing the discussions.
If you have international guests or business partners visiting for the week, organizing a private tour of the city on a bus is a great way to impress them. Their view will be much clearer from a bus window, and you don't have to worry about frantically changing lanes, overtaking taxis or dodging traffic while trying to converse with your important guests at the same time. Hiring a bus eliminates all of that stress. The bonus is that there are a variety of tours to choose from. All you have to do is pick a tour, book a date and leave the rest up to the driver.
Chartered bus drivers are some of the best drivers on the road. It is their job to know every stretch of tar, traffic light and hairpin turn. Knowing that you don't have to keep an eye out for reckless drivers or hang on for dear life when a driver slams on the breaks is a huge relief.
By hiring a bus for larger groups, the amount of CO2 emitted is significantly less. There are approximately 1400 new cars put on the road a day! That is a whole lot of Co2 for South Africa alone. Imagine the carbon footprint we are leaving on this planet just by travelling in our own cars to get to the same destination. We could all do our bit to try and lower our CO2 emissions.
There are many more benefits to hiring a bus especially with our fleet of roadworthy AA approved vehicles and highly certified drivers.