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Manchester is a Business Hot Spot and Ideal for Your Conference Needs

12/06/2018

Planning conferences are part and parcel for any successful business and it is vital to choose a venue that is befitting for the occasion. Whether it is a team away day, an external networking affair, or a showcase hoping to bump profit, a conference is an opportunity to highlight success, congratulate those involved, consult and plan ahead. Chauffeur Driven Cars Manchester ticks boxes as in ideally-situated travel partner for your Manchester conference; the lure of its bright lights, stunning architecture, abundance of culture and innovation, and top spots to drink and dine, makes it an easy sell. VIP Chauffeurs Manchester can be easily sourced, and its direct rail and motorway links ensure it is highly accessible.

Manchester itself is a thriving hub of business and entrepreneurial activity. Despite the recent economic uncertainty in the UK, it has not been enough to dampen the enthusiasm of brand new companies and there are thousands of start-ups in Manchester each year, equating to well over a hundred each week. Innovation is certainly a word that you would associate with this city, and it will come as no surprise that it is flooded with venues to hold any kind of event.

Manchester Conference Centre is in the heart of the city centre in Sackville Street. It not only offers rooms of varying sizes to accommodate your conference, it has bespoke dining if needed, and on-site 3-star bedrooms so accommodation is already conveniently taken care of. Its eighteen options for conferences have state-of-the-art facilities and technology.

If you are looking for something impressive and of a decent size, Salford Quays houses the Victoria Warehouse, one of the city’s biggest venues and a restored 1920s former cotton warehouse. It has six event spaces and a VIP mezzanine. The Victoria Warehouse Hotel has 33 rooms, a further event space and a spa.

Bars are an increasingly popular choice. Gorilla is an award-winning industrial bar/club/live venue space situated underneath the railway arches by Oxford Road. Its unique décor and lively surroundings will bring an enthusiastic vibe to your conference. Hula Manchester in Stephenson Square is a 1950s-inspired tiki basement venue which can be hired for your event. As an aside, they claim to make a great cocktail and is dubbed as one of the best nights out in Manchester, perfect for a pre-conference tipple and de-brief.

Imperial War Museum North in Stretford boasts a stunning event space and its amazing backdrop, digital wallpaper facility, high ceilings and collections of artefacts offer the perfect accompaniments for a conference with a wow factor. There are many more locations to choose from, this is a small flavour of what Manchester can provide, there is no doubt it will have the perfect place for your wants and needs.

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Monarch Causes Misery and Shatters Holiday Dreams for Many Thousands

03/04/2018

In a day where recession is accepted as the norm, and we sadly see more and more companies go under, it is imperative that holidaymakers ensure the flight they book is protected by ATOL. This should be at the very top of the list for their own peace of mind, way before they are even thinking of arranging their airport transfer Liverpool. Taking a moment to double-check the small print will mean a comforting reassurance further down the line if the worst happens. ATOL certification is given when holidays are booked and are a legal requirement.

A package holiday is what the Brits spend a lot of time daydreaming about. It is a worthy reward for the repetitive 9-5 slog, and millions of us spend a good chunk of our hard-earned cash on their annual getaway. The build-up can be exciting; marking days off on the calendar, checking the weather reports, learning a bit of local lingo, and planning once-in-a-lifetime excursions. The last thing people should be worrying about is, If the airline I have booked with goes bust, I am left without and my plans are ruined.

Monarch was the latest to enter administration last month, ironically fifty years since the company was founded, and was the country’s fifth-biggest airline. Its demise meant that over a hundred thousand passengers were stranded overseas and over a quarter of a million’s future holiday plans were left in tatters. Monarch has carried millions of people to 43 destinations so it is certainly a big blow to the British travel world and will leave a dent in the aviation world. It is the biggest airline to go bust. Rumours of impending administration had flooded the internet for a year leading up to 2 October 2017, the day they finally ceased trading altogether, but were always hotly refuted until the inevitable happened. Reasons for the collapse are down to competitiveness and low-budget airlines, Brexit affecting the pound which therefore hiked up fuel costs, and terrorism.

ATOL (Air Travel Organiser’s Licence) braced itself for a deluge of refunds to process from Monarch customers who had booked package deals, believed to be around the £21 million mark in total. Thankfully, the airline and its partner companies were ATOL-protected which does mean compensation which is great news. A sizeable operation costing a whopping £60 million, headed by the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority), charted several planes to get those stranded back onto home soil.

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Hundreds of Thousands of People Will Be Hit by Stuttering Ryanair Flight Schedules

22/11/2017

Ryanair has been hitting the news headlines recently due to its impending upheaval and chaos for hundreds of thousands of passengers across the UK, which will result in many cancelled and suspended flights each day between now and March 2018. The issues could also have a detrimental effect on the operators who provide Manchester Airport to Liverpool and from airports, such as Liverpool John Lennon, who offer many Ryanair flights to various destinations including Barcelona, Marrakech, and Prague.

The budget Irish airline, which has been operating since 1984, has been locked in internal disputes over piloting pay and working conditions which have arisen over glitches in the rostering. A record high of air traffic during the summer months has led to a huge backlog in annual leave requests by staff which must be taken before the end of 2017. The pilots’ rota has been adversely affected as a result of this and this will leave many people in jeopardy who have been planning a holiday, business trip or short get-a- way. Approximately 50 flights per day are to be axed and several routes will be suspended completely over winter. With the Christmas period fast approaching, it has not come at a worse time and may leave the low-cost airline with an even more tarnished reputation. A few months ago, Ryanair faced claims of flaws with their random allocated seating policy, forcing many flyers to have to pay to sit alongside members of their own travelling party, with some passengers complaining they were not only seated away but expected to board separately from their young children. It is a very unfortunate situation, and with millions of Brits intending to jet off for Christmas and New Year, the disruptions could mean misery for many people.

The fall-out will no doubt leave passengers dubious and reluctant to travel via Ryanair due to the current uncertainties. Not all of the impending cancellations have been confirmed in one go, meaning there will be a lot of frustrated people unsure if they will reach their intended destination. Customers have been asked to keep an eye on any e-mails forthcoming from the company to inform them of any disruptions and withdrawn departures. It is thought that some people are only given as little as 24 hour’s notice. Despite these tumultuous times, and competing airlines’ rise in bookings, Ryanair say they still expect to meet a record profit this year.

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Europe is a Sure-Fire Destination for Football Fans This Season

09/11/2017

Both Liverpool and Everton are enjoying footballing success beyond the domestic parameter this season, leading to an inevitable surge in bookings for football supporters coach travel, as a renewed sense of optimism and vigour echoes around Anfield and Goodison Park.

It has become quite the novelty for both the red and blue halves of the city to be playing in Europe at the same time. However, this season is a very welcome exception, as Liverpool are vying in the UEFA Champions League group stages and Everton are currently battling in the group stages of the Europa League.

The Reds’ last taste of continental success came in 2005 when they were able to reverse their fortunes and overturn a 3-0 first-half deficit in Istanbul to beat AC Milan in a penalty shoot-out and claim their fifth European Cup. This meant that they were the first British team to win the trophy five times, a truly formidable feat and one they have no intention of surrendering. They followed on from this success with a victory in the Super Cup, beating CSKA Moscow 3-1 in Monaco. Liverpool also won the UEFA Cup in 2001 by beating Alaves 5-4 in Dortmund. Incidentally, this led to another Super Cup crown when they ran out 3-2 victors over Bayern Munich in Monaco. The Reds have been mainstays in Europe and will be hoping to bring another cup back to the Anfield trophy room.

The Blues have not really enjoyed much success on that front in recent times. Their last victory came twenty years earlier back in 1985 when they won the European Cup-Winners’ Cup. They toppled Rapid Vienna in Rotterdam to win 3-1. To date, this is their first trophy in Europe. Silverware has been missing from Goodison since 1995 when they won the FA Cup so they will be eager to rectify this and add a much-needed cup to their cabinet. They last competed in the Europa League during 2014/2015, and eventually bowed out in the last 16, losing 6-4 on aggregate to Dynamo Kiev.

Both sets of supporters will be cheering their respective teams on in Europe, and be wishing for successful campaigns, hoping to emulate earlier conquests driven by pride and passion. Liverpool is a city steeped in rich footballing tradition and success and has rightfully earned its place as one of the best cities for showcasing the beautiful game

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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. 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 Liverpool for VIPs and Key note speakers, coach services for delegates attend meetings, gala dinners and other events.

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.

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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INTX Cars Full Inclusive for All Our Passengers

18/05/2016

At Intx Coach Hire Manchester, 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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Choose INTX for Football Matches and Concerts in Manchester

16/05/2016

The most popular venues that we take clients too 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. Whether it is a special occasion and you require Chauffeur Driven Cars Manchester, consider Intx coach hire.

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.  Are 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. Whether travelling as a couple, a family or group, Intx Coach Hire Liverpool is perfect for all your travelling needs.

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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Going On A School Trip?

25/04/2016

At Intx Coach Hire Manchester, 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 journeys like Liverpool to Manchester Airport, with 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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