Parrys International held its annual open day on Sunday (January 8), attracting 2,500 people to its site in Cheslyn Hay near Wolverhampton.
The operator, which offers UK and overseas holidays, also received a record £50,000 of deposits for reservations in just five hours.
One of the star attractions was a new Van Hool TX, which had people queuing for a sneak preview all day. Visitors were eager to see the new features which have been incorporated into the coach. Significantly, the TX made its UK public debut at the event.
It was not the exact vehicle Parrys will own, which is being delivered to the operator in March. However, as exclusively reported in CBW recently, Parry’s will be the first owned in the UK, and the operator will be the second worldwide to own the new model.
Managing director Dave Parry told CBW: “It all went very well. It was an exciting day and the garage was full all day. I think everyone experienced maximum benefits.”
Guests at the open day included Hilton and Marriott hotels, as well as Wolverhampton Speedway, which is sponsored by Parrys.