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International Festival of Business 2016 – (IFB 2016) Liverpool

07/06/2016

IFB2016 will host more than 70 business conferences and seminars, with globally renowned speakers and business leaders bringing together a diverse range of businesses for top-level events across three weeks of vibrant festival activities. Many of the business conferences and seminars will be free to attend. They will challenge your perception of business, inspire you to grow and develop, help you to innovate, provide business networking opportunities and offer a platform for sharing ideas.
Over 30,000 delegates are expected to attend the 3 weeks of events during June this year. The inaugural event was held in 2014 and was a huge success.
We already have a number of bookings in the diary for delegates and event organisers during the Festival and it is promising to be a very busy month at INTX. We are providing airport transfers for International Delegates arriving at Liverpool and Manchester Airports. Chauffeur driven cars in Liverpool for VIPs and Key note speakers, coach services for delegates attend meetings, gala dinners and other events.
For Visitors to Liverpool for the first time or for those who have been here many times before and are looking to invest or visit some of the great places of interest, there are a number of organised tours as well as private tours available. There are also a number of Cultural Events taking place in Liverpool during June for those who wish to stay a little longer.

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Accessible Vehicles | Disability Aware Drivers | Vulnerable Passengers

18/05/2016

At Intx we pride ourselves on being fully inclusive for all our passengers. Whether simply offering a helping hand for someone who is a little infirm or providing a vehicle with lift to accommodate Electric wheelchair. Our drivers have attended various courses on how to help disabled passengers and vulnerable children and adults to ensure that everyone is transported safely, securely and with respect.
A few examples of services we have provided when clients have required a helping hand are as Follows:
Infirm Passengers – we are often asked to look after elderly or infirm passengers, some of whom will need help getting in and out of vehicles and escorting to and from buildings & terminals etc. These clients sometimes have walking aids or folding wheel chairs that need to be accommodated within the vehicle.
Visually Impaired Passengers – we recently had an enquiry for a visually impaired group who were planning to do a day tour around Liverpool’s sights including football ground and various Beatles Sites. The group consist of 50 passengers with 20 guide Dogs. We worked with client to find the best solution for this group and have now booked this in for later in the year. It is unusual to be requested to carry more than one guide dog at any time but a challenge we were happy to accommodate.
Wheelchair bound passengers – there are many things to consider when transporting passengers in wheelchairs, e.g. will passenger transfer to regular seat once inside the vehicle, how large is the chair, is it standard or electric? How tall is the passenger? Does that passenger have neck mobility issues? We do are best to find out this information prior to picking up the passenger so that we send the most suitable vehicles.

We have access to all sorts of accessible vehicles from minivans that can accommodate one passenger in a wheelchair to a full size coach which can carry 12+ passengers in wheel chairs.

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Football Matches |Concerts in Manchester

16/05/2016

The most popular venues that we take clients to in Manchester are the two football stadiums, Old Trafford and Ethiad Stadium, the homes of Manchester United and Manchester City and Manchester Arena which host lots of amazing concerts and shows.
Manchester United and Manchester City Football clubs are now two of the most recognised football teams around the world. They have many international visitors attending games throughout the premier league season and domestic and European cup matches. Outside football the stadiums are used for all sorts of corporate and Leisure events, including conferences, dinners, exhibitions and converts. Both stadiums also offer stadium tours which are fantastic for travelling fans.
Manchester Arena, has the highest seating capacity of any indoor venue in the United Kingdom, and third largest in the European Union with a capacity of 21,000 and is one of the world’s busiest indoor arenas, hosting music and sporting events such as boxing and swimming. The arena was a key part of Manchester’s bids to host the Olympic Games in 1996 and 2000 and was eventually used for the 2002 Commonwealth Games.
Transport to all these venues can be tricky as there are so many people attending, at Intx we are able to offer you are best advice on timings and where a good pick up and drop off points. Whether it is a special occasion and you require a chauffeur service, you are going with a small group of friends and require a mini coach or you are a large group of supporters that require a fleet of coaches we aim to provide that right vehicles for all our clients efficiently and responsibly.

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Day Tours from Liverpool

09/05/2016

Liverpool is situated halfway up the west coast of the UK and is ideally placed for exploring many great areas including, The Wirral & Chester, North Wales and Snowdonia National Park, Lake District and Cumbria, and Derbyshire and Peak District.
The Wirral & Chester includes highlights like, Port sunlight village and Lady Lever Art Gallery and then onto Chester with its Roman amphitheatre ruins and other Roman remains.  Medieval city walls and unique ‘Rows’, Norman Cathedral. cruises on River Dee.
North Wales and Snowdonia National Park which is only an hour away from Liverpool has an amazing coast line with many historic castles, fabulous beaches and then inland to the stunning welsh mountains and breath taking scenery.
Lake District and Cumbria is only one and a half hours away and has some of England’s most beautiful towns and historic places of interest, from Wordsworth’s cottage to Beatrix Potter’s house.
Derbyshire and the Peak district national park again is only about an hour and a half away, again with stunning scenery this county is home to some of the most famous country houses including Chatsworth, Hardwick Hall and Haddon Hall.
Whether travelling as a couple, a family or group, Intx has a range of chauffeur driven cars, people carriers, mini coaches and full size coaches to help you explore these wonderful places. Are vehicles are driven by friendly and informative drivers and we can supply specialist guides for those wishing to get a greater understand of these places.

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School Trips | Bus Hire | Coach Hire

25/04/2016

At Intx we are often asked to provide transport for school and college trips, which can be anything from a few pupils attending a school’s parliament meeting to a youth orchestra going on a European Tour. When working with schools it is important to provide the best advice on which vehicles are suitable for their needs, to provide safe and efficient transport for pupils and staff.

Examples of different scenarios would be:
Primary School Trip to local museum – often this will be for a year group and will involve between 70-80 pupils and staff, the vehicle that we would supply for this type of trip would be a double-decker bus which can seat up to about 80 passengers with seatbelts. These vehicles are ideal for local transfers and can save money by only using one vehicle rather than two, and are relatively safe as the vehicles travel relatively slowly around town.
High School Trip to Education Fayre – generally this would be for a smaller group of perhaps 10-12 pupils, for this type of trip we would recommend a transit style minibus, which again are fitted with seatbelts and can easily take a small group to a local destination or further afield. These vehicles are good for day trips when pupils don’t have any luggage, for longer trips we would recommend 16 seater Mercedes Mini coach which can also accommodate luggage.
European School Trip – there are many reasons that schools and colleges organise European trips, it can be for city visits, orchestra and choir tours, skiing trips and other sports events. For long journeys like these it is important that coaches are comfortable, safe and have washroom facilities, we are able to supply many different size coaches and trailers for these types of trips and are happy to offer our best advice as to what vehicle is suitable and how many drivers are required.

Whilst the vehicles are the most important element, we also ensure that drivers are properly trained and CRB checked to work with young people.

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Chauffeur Driven Airport Transfers

18/04/2016

Relax and enjoy the hassle free ride to and from the airport as you are whisked away to your destination by one of our courteous and professional chauffeurs, giving you the ease of mind to concentrate on your business at hand and leave the driving to us.
We at Intx pride ourselves on providing a premier and bespoke chauffeur service to our clients. Whether you are looking for a single airport run
or multiple journeys we aim to be adaptable, cost efficiency and professional to help our customers reach their destination relaxed and on time.
We have a fantastic and extensive fleet of luxury vehicles to meet your specific needs. Our vehicles are chosen specifically to providing the
highest level of comfort with the smoothest ride and to ensure that your time with Intx is a great experience.
We offer transfers to all Airports throughout the country, including Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, Luton,
Stanstead, Heathrow and Gatwick. For families or groups travelling via London it is often much more effective to get a chauffeur driven vehicle
to transfer you directly to London than get a connecting flight. You don’t have to check in too early or wait for connecting flights, and when
you land in the UK you can head straight for home.
As Part of our service we always monitor flights for delays and whenever your flight arrives your chauffeur will be waiting for you at the
correct terminal, to carry your luggage and escort you to your vehicle. Vehicles are fitted with Free WiFi for those travellers who are travelling from abroad or wish to connect laptops or tablets. All our drivers have been fully vetted and have signed confidentiality agreements so those who wish to discuss business in the car can feel at ease.

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Football Team | Supporter | Sponsors | Transport

11/04/2016

Large Football Matches like premier League and European Games require well planned and co-ordinated transport solutions. Intx can provide solutions for a number of different types of transport requirements, including team coaches, supporter coaches, and management vehicles. For younger football teams that are playing in local competitions or visiting new towns then their requirements are often different and require a more bespoke solution, a few examples of football transport that we have provided are as follows:
We have provided Chauffeur Driven cars and Executive Mini Coaches for Barcelona FC when they have played North West Teams including Liverpool FC, Man Untied and Man City. These vehicles were for club directors, club President, Club Press and other support staff.  These are all VIPs that need to have vehicles at their disposal during their visit as they require to be at meetings and events at different times than, like press conferences and practise sessions.
Since 2008/9 premier League seasons we have provided the official transport for the LFC Scandinavian Supporters club in partnership with VING Norway who are part of the Thomas Cook Group. For every home match there are between 50-400 supporters that require transport services, which includes transfers from scheduled flights from Manchester Airport or a charter flight into John Lennon Airport that are arranged for some of the big games. Match Transfers, stadium Tours and sometimes city tours. We provide all the coaches for these groups together with ground support to ensure that all runs smoothly.
We have also provided Executive transport solutions to both the English and Spanish FA’s for International matches, when players have needed to be transported from Airports to Hotels, Hotels to training grounds and Stadium to home destinations.
For Large European Games especially there are many corporate sponsors that require their guests to be looked after, for a number of seasons we were proud to work with Vodafone during their Sponsorship of the European Champions League, all our vehicles had to be branded with their logos and driver had to wear corporate clothing.

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Hores Racing |Aintree |Grand National |Corporate Transport

04/04/2016

Going to the races is a great day out, whether this be with business associates, colleagues, or friends. Locally in the North West there are a few great Venues including, Aintree, Chester, Haydock, and Bangor on Dee.

One of the busiest times of the year for us at Intx is Aintree meeting, with Liverpool day on Thursday, Ladies Day on Friday and Grand National Day on Saturday. On Thursday & Friday it tends to be Local clients and on the Saturday there are visitors from all over the UK and the world.

The Grand National is a National Hunt horse race held annually at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, England. First run in 1839, it is a handicap steeplechase over 4 miles 3 1⁄2 furlongs (7.141 km) with horses jumping 30 fences over two laps. It is the most valuable jump race in Europe, with a prize fund of £1 million in 2015.

The course over which the race is run features much larger fences than those found on conventional National Hunt tracks. Many of these, particularly Becher’s Brook, The Chair and the Canal Turn, have become famous in their own right and, combined with the distance of the event, create what has been called “the ultimate test of horse and rider”.

As well as the local courses our clients often travel further afield to watch some of the great Spectacles including Doncaster, York, Ascot, Goodwood and Cheltenham.

We have a range of vehicles which are ideal for corporate days out including Executive Chauffeur driven cars, Luxury Mini Coaches and larger coaches.  Letting someone else do the driving can take away some of the hassle associated with days out, including who is nominated driver and not “drinking”, where to park and planning the best route etc.

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VIP Chauffeurs | Members of Royal Family | MPs | Clergy

29/03/2016

At Intx we have driven many VIPs, including Members of Royal Families, European Leaders, Members of Parliament Lords and Ladies and many others, here are a few highlights.

On a recent visit to Liverpool we were asked by the Irish Embassy in London to provide transport for President Michael D Higgins for official and unofficial engagements, this involved drivers having security clearance and working with the local and metropolitan police during his visit and at times driving in Police convoy.

A couple of years ago the Crown Prince of Qatar brought his family to Liverpool to watch a football match, we arranged for them to be collected from the airport, and transferred to and from the stadium, again we had to liaise with embassy and local security team.

On a visit to Liverpool to receive an honorary degree at Liverpool University, José Manuel Barroso who was the President of the European Commission was safely transported by Intx.

We were delighted to work with the Office for Deputy Prime Minister (OPDM) on an event in Bristol during which there were many European Dignitaries and UK parliamentarians to be transported. We had a fleet of over 20 cars working on the event. We worked closely with Avon and Somerset police to ensure all ran smoothly.

Another highlight was when we were transport Partners for G8 Science Ministers Meeting. We had a fleet of cars at Heathrow airport to collect worldwide ministers and transport them to Country Estate where the meeting was taking place, we had vehicles on standby 24/7 to ensure that ministers could get away quickly if required.

We have also had the privilege of chauffeuring members of the clergy, including Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu on a couple of occasions, The Arch Bishop of Canterbury and a number of other key religious leaders.

At Intx we are proud of the VIP Chauffeur Service that we offer, and have honed these skills over the years to ensure all our clients are chauffeur driven with the same care and attention.

 

 

 

 

 

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England’s Golf Coast | Golf Tour Transport | Mini Coach Hire Liverpool

21/03/2016

England’s Golf Coast is home to 15 of the finest golf courses in Britain. With no less than 7 courses in the ‘Top 100 Courses of the UK & Ireland’ and 11 listed in the ‘Top 100 Courses in England’ the concentration of championship golf available within England’s Golf Coast is unparalleled. Our 3 Open Championship venues of Royal Birkdale, Royal Liverpool and Royal Lytham & St. Annes have hosted The Open an impressive 32 times between them since 1897. The Open was most recently held on England’s Golf Coast by Royal Liverpool in 2014. The Open returns to the area in 2017 when Royal Birkdale host the 146th playing of The Open Championship.

England’s Golf Coast boasts a wide choice of accommodation, exciting tourist and retail attractions, breath taking coastline and picturesque countryside. You can take it easy on The Wirral, immerse yourself in the charming coastal towns of Lytham and St Anne’s, enjoy England’s Classic Resort in Southport or live it up in Liverpool, the home of The Beatles, the choice is yours!

Intx Specialise in Providing transport for Golf Tours throughout the UK, we are used to handling golf equipment and luggage and have a number of specially adapted vehicles to accommodate all this equipment. For 2 -4 people we have a number of Mercedes V Class MPVs with Extra Long Wheelbases, for 6-8 people we have a number of adapted Mercedes Sprinter Mini Coaches, for 8 -14 people we have adapted larger Midi Coaches, for Even Larger groups we have full size coaches and trailers.

Our Specially selected drivers can meet overseas guests at the airport and transport to their base Hotel, and would generally stay working with clients throughout their tour. They are able to help with route planning, communication with golf clubs, helping out with equipment and caddies and where requested, local restaurant recommendations and reservations.

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