Hovertravel has welcomed its first group visit with coach operator Johnsons Coaches since the lockdown. With careful planning, the visit was conducted in accordance with COVID-secure guidelines, giving the customers a private Hover Experience charter and several hours on the Isle of Wight.
Barry Cobb, Tours Manager at Johnsons Coaches explained, “This week we have recommenced our first day excursions since March! It has indeed been a very long road, but it is just simply wonderful to see our fantastic, loyal customers joining us again. We can think of no finer way of celebrating this milestone than by sharing it with our friends at Hovertravel, who have forged a great relationship with on their superb VIP Hovercraft Experiences to the Isle of Wight.
“Throughout every step of the reopening process we have worked closely with them, sharing our joint Safe Operating Procedures to ensure the day runs smoothly and that everyone remains safe, secure and well whilst having a truly memorable day.
“So, well done to the team at Hovertravel from everyone here at Johnsons for looking after our 32 passengers who travelled today, you’ve been great, and we look forward to our next visit to you on 19 August.”
Hovertravel provides a unique flight across the Solent to visit the many attractions on the Isle of Wight. Hover Experience customers have their own private charger, complete with pilot commentary during demonstrations of the capabilities and a detailed explanation of how the craft works.
Loretta Lale, Head of Commercial at Hovertravel said, “It was very exciting to see Johnsons Coaches returning to Hovertravel. After all the essential lifeline travel we provided during lockdown, we are pleased to be offering a fun experience once again.”