Bakers Dolphin expands to Cornish customers

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Weston-super-Mare-based Bakers Dolphin is expanding its coach holidays to include pickups from Cornwall.

The West Country coach operator is offering a door-to-door service with free home pick-ups for anyone who lives within 10 miles of Truro, Falmouth, Liskeard or St Austell.

Sales and marketing director Amanda Harrington said: “We have a well-established business serving people from Gloucester in the north to Plymouth in the south. It makes sense to offer the same service to people in Cornwall.

“Around 8,000 people a year in Cornwall go on coach tours, mostly to other parts of the UK but many to continental Europe and we want to provide them with a level of service they have not experienced in the county before.

“Our branded Gold Coach travel is a luxury service providing passengers with 50% more legroom than in a conventional coach. The Home Link service picks people up from their homes to take them to coaches, which takes the hassle out of getting to the pick up point and avoids coaches going on long detours to pick extra passengers up.”

She added: “Because we have a loyal customer base who come back again and again we have been able to cope with the economic pressures of rising fuel bills and a tough economy.

“We had a good year last year as we found many people were re-discovering how cost-effective coach tour holidays can be.

“They are the best way of taking a well-earned break without breaking the bank.”