Category Archives: Business Travel

Cheltenham Gold Cup 2016 Chauffeur Service

 

Racegoers watch the action from the Grandstand on Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham Racecourse

Image Courtesy of The Jockey Club

About the Gold Cup

The Cheltenham Gold Cup is one of the highlights of the racing calendar, hugely popular and is always a sell-out. The Cheltenham Festival is four days of jump racing with the Gold Cup on the Last day. This year it is on the 18th March. As the home of Jump racing, Cheltenham racecourse hosts an audience of up to 235,000 people at the Festival. The thrilling atmosphere is second to none as some of the finest race horses, jockeys and trainers battle it out for the top spot in this prestigious event. Not only are their reputations at stake but there is also £4.1 Million in prize money!
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Chauffeur Travel Between Bristol & Heathrow Airport + top travel tip!

Businessman travelling to Heathrow Airport

Our most frequent requested executive Bristol chauffeur travel service has to be airport transfers between Bristol and Heathrow Airport. Of course, this goes without saying that it can typically involve a journey that experiences the best and the worst which the M4 motorway can offer!

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The Open at Cheltenham Racecourse 2015

Shot of horses racing This year The Open at Cheltenham Racecourse is on the 13th to the 15th November. Its going to be a fabulous three day event which many racegoers consider to be the first weekend that Jump racing really gets underway – and our chauffeur team are sure to be booked up early for travel to this prestigious sporting event.

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Rugby World Cup 2015: Have You Got Your Transport Sorted?

Travelling to the Rugby World Cup 2015 With the 18th September looming ever closer the eighth Rugby World Cup is almost upon us. But unfortunately many fans will fail to plan their transport in advance and consequently be faced with delayed and oversubscribed trains, distant car parks, and worse still: potentially missing the most crucial minutes of a match …

Travel Warnings From Officials

Back in July 2009 England beat rival bids from the likes of Italy, Japan, and South Africa to host the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Taking place from 18th September for 6 weeks, Twickenham Stadium in West London will be the final host venue as more than 20 teams attempt to beat the reigning champions, New Zealand.

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Business Travel: Bristol – London

Traveling to London and Bristol

Travelling for work between business offices or clients premises, whether as part of a regular commute or for more ad hoc travel, is a huge worldwide issue. There are more people travelling for work than ever before and the well-used M4 route between Bristol and London is no exception.

With a distance of around 125 miles, there are several ways that an individual can travel between Bristol and London and finding the right one isn’t always as clear cut as you might think.

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Imagine being chauffeur driven through the ultimate business link – the M4 Corridor!

chauffeur driven business man smiling into his tabletHave you ever thought about how many ‘business critical’ working hours are spent wasted waiting for delayed trains, enduring hours of standing in a train carriage as once again the rail network operates beyond peak capacity during commuter hours. The average commuter from Bristol to London spends approximately 5 hours a day battling the frustrations that come with using a combination of public transport. This works out at 25 hours of precious business hours down the drain every week!!

However, your daily commute could be much more effective in terms of productivity and relaxation: visualise yourself sat in the comfort of a prestige car wisely investing in the additional time before your next meeting. Sound appealing? Let us explain how that could be a reality …

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Top Tips For a Stress Free Holiday This Summer

suitcases in window with plane outsideIt’s almost time for us to head off into the sunset and pretend for a week or two that we live in sunny luxury in an exotic, far away land. The thought of the heat on our backs and the sand between our toes has kept us going through the cold, dark winter months.

Most of us, after working seemingly endless hours, harbour summertime fantasies where we’ll have sun kissed skin, a drink in hand and the sound of the ocean in the distance. But the reality is that you could be thrust into your own nightmare in the run up to departure if you aren’t prepared.

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And You Thought Your Journey To Work Was Bad…

It’s pretty likely that you travel to work by car, train or foot, as most of us do. And don’t get us wrong your daily commute can be stressful to say the least, whether you’re stuck in yet another traffic jam or your train is delayed for the third time this week.

However, there are some commuters across the globe who might make you think twice about having a little whinge each morning; and others who you’ll be a little jealous of. Perhaps. We thought we’d introduce you to a few of the world’s craziest and most bizarre forms of transport.

The Bamboo Train, Cambodia 

The ‘train’ stretches from O Dambon on the east bank running 3.7km south of Battambang’s Old Stone Bridge to O Sra Lav. Referred to as a ‘Norry’ in their native language the bamboo train is an improvised rail vehicle which reaches up to 31mph. As its colloquial name suggests the ‘cars’ are made up of a bamboo pallets set atop steel wheels and two axles.

bamboo train

Image Source: A Dangerous Business

Despite its low fares, relative speed and frequency, you may want to think twice about using this for your daily commute in to the village. Okay, so it is mainly a tourist attraction of late but often used by locals since the collapse of the ‘real’ trains as a means of not only transporting people but livestock too.

Sections of the journey stretch across warped, misaligned rails, and a dizzying bridge left behind by the French. Originally powered by hand using punt poles, the ‘cars’ now run on power provided by small motorcycle engines. Oh, and another thing, there is only a single track. So if you run into another car whichever is the smaller load has to dismount in order for their drive to pull apart and lift around before continuing the journey.

Google Ferry, San Francisco 

Just another one on the long list of Google employee benefits is this Google chartered ferry. That’s right a private ferry for any Google employee to take full advantage of! Carrying approximately 150 workers at a time, ‘The Triumphant’ as it has been named is an 83 foot, Wi-Fi equipped catamaran.

According to their spokes people, this isn’t just another fancy employee benefit but is aimed to defuse simmering controversy over high-end charter buses that several tech companies use to shuttle thousands of employees to work in Silicon Valley from San Francisco.

google ferry

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Reed Boat, Peru

On Lake Titicana, which stretches between Peru and Bolivia you’ll find these magnificent reed boats. Also home to many floating villages around Southern Peru the boat is ideal for getting residents from place to place.

reed boat

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The villagers, the Uro people, use natural resources like reed to not only construct their transport like these boats but their homes too. Known by the locals as Thunupa’s they are both light and resilient and always built in the shape of dragons which are said to have been used by the ancient Incas to ward off evil. And despite their delicate appearance these eco-friendly ships can sail across vast oceans at quite some speed. .

Wuppertal Suspension Railway, Germany 

If you’re a little nervous of heights then we suggest you find an alternative route to work. This train service is the oldest (we’re not sure that exactly instils any confidence!) electric elevated railway with hanging cars in the world.

Wuppertal Suspension Railway

Image Source: Rail Pictures

The first track opened in 1901 and still continues to carry city workers and passengers daily from Oberbarmen to Vohwinkel. At a height of 12 metres above the river and 8 metres above the valley road the service carries approximately 25 million passengers annually.

Giant Escalator, Colombia 

For our final example of alternative transport we are transporting you to Medellin, Colombia. The city is the 2nd largest throughout the country and was originally known as the murder capital. Over recent years the Government and local authorities have been working towards regenerating the city and dismissing such tragic preconceptions.

Giant Escalator

Image Source: Daily Mail

These attempts have resulted in innovative mass-transit plans, and the construction of this gigantic outdoor escalator. The mountainside slum of Comuna Trece was far too steep for vehicles and residents had to walk the equivalent of almost 30 storeys to reach it. However, now they get to travel on a 385 metre outdoor escalator.

Divided into 6 separate sections, the stairway cost £4.5million to construct and is the latest in a series of transport infrastructure to help transform the city. Free to use, the creators of the escalator hope to integrate residents with the rest of the city and the wider economy. We love the look of this one!

For A Safer Journey To Work…

…give us a call. A professional chauffeur is not only cost effective but is a stress free alternative to crowded trains, reed boats and suspension railways! Combine one of our team and our executive and business chauffeur service and you can continue to work, relaxed in the knowledge that you’ll get safely to your next appointment without disturbing your work flow. And as well as maximising your productivity you get to avoid the hassle of parking too.

For more information on any of our services, please give our friendly team a call on 0117 9000 709