Barnes' Blog


NEW UK & EUROPEAN HOLIDAY BROCHURE OUT NOW!


Posted On 26 October 2019 at 11:58 by nicola

NEW UK & EUROPEAN HOLIDAY BROCHURE OUT NOW!

NEW UK & EUROPEAN HOLIDAY BROCHURE OUT NOW!

Our new 2020 UK & European Holiday brochure is out now! Remember to check your brochure to see if you've won a GOLDEN TICKET - you could be the lucky winner of a £50 Barnes holiday voucher!

Our new brochure is packed full of exciting new destinations including places such as Croatia, Amsterdam, Lake Garda, Russia & more... or why not explore the beautiful UK with a wide variety of seaside and city breaks from Cornwall all the way through to Scotland & Ireland! ⁠

A reminder that if you have requested a brochure previously with us or have traveled on a holiday tour with us within the last 2 years you will be send a brochure automatically. If not, you can view and request a brochure here on our webiste.

 

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Barnes Trolley Tokens


Posted On 26 October 2019 at 11:29 by nicola

Barnes Trolley Tokens

Our new range of Barnes Trolley Tokens are now available to purchase for just £1!

To order your trolley token, call our team on 01793 821303 option 1.

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Macmillan Coffee Morning 2019


Posted On 30 September 2019 at 10:26 by nicola

Macmillan Coffee Morning 2019

We've had a blast raising money for Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 27th September 2019 - It's been cakes galore here at Barnes!

We're thrilled to announce we raised £131.50 - Well done to all the bakers (& eaters!) at Barnes Coaches!

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New 19 Seater Minibus - Tommy


Posted On 19 September 2019 at 14:13 by nicola

New 19 Seater Minibus - Tommy

We are thrilled to welcome our brand new 19 seater minibus to our coach fleet, which will shortly  join the rest of the fleet in the recognisable grey & green livery. Following our new tradition all of our new vehicles will be named -  this one will be named after Tommy Barnes who started the company back in 1920!

You're sure to be the most stylish passengers on the roads in this ultra modern Mercedes-Benz Sprinter modified by EVM. It has a 7 speed automatic gear box for a smoother ride, 15 new safety features, DAB radio, A large luggage area, USB Charging at every seat and having a Euro 6 engine means there will be very low pollution!

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Work Experience - Brooklyn


Posted On 30 July 2019 at 09:13 by nicola

Work Experience - Brooklyn

For the last 3 weeks we've had Brooklyn join us for work experience, she's been behind the scenes in our office seeing what it really takes to keep everything running smoothly at Barnes Coaches!

Here's what she had to say about her time with us:

What did you like the most about your time at Barnes?

"During my three weeks at Barnes I enjoyed learning about the range of roles that make it a successful company and the different elements that need to be considered to ensure every trip is feasible and enjoyable for the customer. Everyone was really welcoming throughout my time and thorough when providing new information which made the learning process easier."

What surprised you the most?

"When shadowing the different job roles, it surprised me how much goes into planning the day trips and tours. From sending out travel documents to customers and ensuring the drivers have all the correct information before they depart. When working in coach operations, I was surprised at the amount of work that goes into selecting the correct coaches/drivers for the job and how quick they may nered to make changes if any sudden changes occur."

How has this helped with your university coursework?

"Completig work experience with Barnes has given me more knowledge of a tourism related company. It has given me an insight on job roles that may appeal to me in the future when i finish my degree. This opportunity has also given me a better understanding on topics that relate to modules I will complete in my second year of university, such as 'marketing' and niche tourism'."

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