Volvo shines as Golden Tours takes delivery of 21 new buses23/06/16
London based sightseeing tour operator, Golden Tours, is taking delivery of 21 new Volvo B5TL buses to complement its all Volvo fleet.
“We are delighted with the continued repeat business with Golden Tours,” explained Fleet Sales Manager for Volvo Bus, Phil Fletcher. “It demonstrates the exceptional quality of our product and service and the extended body options we have available, giving our customer the choice they seek.
“The continued and extended operation of these new tour buses in London allows us to gain great exposure for the Volvo product and how we can adapt them to suit the customer’s needs,” he continued. “We have had excellent feedback from the operator and look forward to continuing our relationship.”
The new vehicles joined the Golden Tours fleet this month and are already being used on the company’s popular London sightseeing tourist routes.
“We have been delighted with the performance and reliability of all our Volvo fleet and look no further when we need new vehicles,” explained Golden Tours Chairman & CEO, Nick Palan. “As well as the 20 new Volvo B5TL buses, Golden Tours has also specially modified an existing B9TL bus into a 4D experience, effectively making the bus into a theatre. The converted bus includes multiple television screens, projection equipment and smoke machines to heighten the customer experience.”
“Golden Tours prides itself in having fun with transport and offering our customers an innovative travel experience which brings the journey to life the minute they set foot on the bus.
“With this latest delivery, Volvo Bus once again met our exacting requirements and the current order includes a combination of vehicles with Wrightbus and MCV bodywork.”
Working with Phil Fletcher meant the whole process was as smooth as ever from order through to delivery. In addition, we also know that we will get the aftersales service we require from our local Volvo dealership, Volvo Truck & Bus, Hayes.”
Golden Tours is an English open top bus and coach tour operator based in London. The company was established in 1984, initially offering airport transfers and coach tours for the London tourist market. In June 2011, Golden Tours began operating open top bus services within Central London and in early 2012, became the preferred partners of Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter and runs an hourly bus service to the studios in Leavesden near Watford.
23 June 2016
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(L-R) Volvo Bus Fleet Sales Manager, Phil Fletcher, with Mikesh Palan, Operations Director for London based sightseeing tour operator, Golden Tours, which has taken delivery of 21 new Volvo B5TL buses.
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