4 great reasons why you might need to hire a minibus this summer

4 great reasons why you might need to hire a minibus this summer

The summer is very nearly here! As the warmest and sunniest period of the year, it’s typically the time that people reserve for family holidays, work events, and larger-scale social gatherings. That can include things like cross-country meetings, staff conferences, and group holidays, as well as a greater proportion of outdoors or on-site work. And whatever you’re planning to do, and no matter who you’re taking, there’s no question that organising large groups requires you to think about transport a little differently.

That’s where we come in. Here at Intack Self Drive, we’re second to none when it comes to minibus hire - with over 45 years of van, car and minibus hire experience, you can count on us to provide you with quality transport ranging from smaller 5 seater crew vans, all the way up to 17 seater minibuses.

With all that in mind, here’s our list of the top 4 reasons you might need to hire a minibus this summer.

Business conferences

So, you’ve got an important business conference arranged, but it’s not local and you need to make sure everyone arrives together on time. Driving down separately is usually the option that most people go for, but there are a couple of issues that come along with that choice.

For example, changes in traffic can stagger arrival times quite drastically depending on how congested the roads are. Also, people taking different routes can potentially lose their way due to differing sat-nav advice, and if someone breaks down, then they’re likely to arrive late and miss out!

A minibus eliminates a lot of these problems. You’ll all be together throughout the journey, therefore you’ll be following the same route and arriving at the same time. Arriving together also reduces the risk of anybody losing their seat at the conference as a result of being late.

Working away on site

We know how it is. You’ve got a job on that’s not local and you need to get all the lads there on time. There’s a multitude of reasons why someone could be late - car trouble, traffic, extreme weather are just a few.

A minibus will allow you to get the whole team on site and ready to work at a time of your choosing. You’ll be in the driver’s seat (literally if you want) of the operation, ensuring everyone arrives on time, ready to start work. Plus, by sharing one vehicle you’ll drastically reduce the amount of parking space you take up, allowing more room for the more industrial vehicles you might need for the job at hand.

Staff outings

The staff do. A staple of British culture, and a proud tradition that we hope will never fade. But depending on the size of your team, sometimes they can be an absolute nightmare to get organised. The hardest part is often making sure that everyone’s there on time, and in the right place, so you can be sure that you won’t lose the booking. That can end up in an expensive wasted trip for at least one or two people, and possibly some very disappointed staff.

If everybody drives separately, there’s a chance that someone could get held up and cost you your place. Why not eliminate the need for everyone to drive? Nominate one designated driver and save yourselves the hassle of having to draw straws on who takes their cars. We’ve got options to suit any sized party from 5-17 people, so what are you waiting for?

Group holidays

Since the beginning of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, a lot of Brits have been discovering the joys of holidaying at home. Two years later, domestic holidays are still proving a popular choice among UK citizens.

Popular tourist destinations like the Northumberland coast, Brighton, and Cornwall, are all brimming with beaches and leisurely activities that you can enjoy with family and friends alike! In fact, why not take them all away with you? With one of our minibuses, you can easily pull off a big group getaway with no fuss or need for multiple cars. Bring everyone together in one vehicle and create a vibrant atmosphere to get your holiday started the right way. You won’t regret it.

Need some holiday inspiration? Take a look at some of the suggestions we’ve made in our 4 favourite Northern UK destinations for getting away this Easter.

And if you’re still deciding on exactly which minibus to hire, we’ve got almost half a century of van, car and minibus hire experience under our belt here at Intack, and we’re always here to help! You can rely on us to provide you with fantastic deals on daily, weekly, and short term minibus hire services. If you’ve got any more questions, you can find more answers over on our Frequently Asked Questions. Or if you’re ready to get started, you can browse the best van hire deals right here on our site at Intack Self Drive, or give us a call on 01254 57811!

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