Travel company invests £1.4m in fleet

Jonathan Hunt

A Leicestershire company is has invested £1.4m, despite it claiming to be one of the hardest hit sectors during the pandemic – passenger transport.

Roberts Travel Group, which employs 141 people, says its new £1.4m investment is further expanding its fleet. The company has bought two new 70-seater school coaches. Meanwhile, six Mercedes Tourismo coaches have been acquired from other coach companies.

In 2022, it is scheduled to run 220 holidays and 200 day trips within the UK.

Roberts Travel’s managing director, Jonathan Hunt, said: “We have stayed positive and continued to explore exciting opportunities. We are the transport partner for Leicestershire’s flagship park and ride service, having won the county’s first and largest electric vehicle contract and invested in state-of-the-art zero-emission vehicles.

“We are focused on delivering the future of transport here and now and transforming the face of coach holidays and day trips. We wish to highlight that coach travel should be the mode of choice for all generations, given that even a standard coach generates fewer emissions than any other form of transport, including train.

“We are planning to upgrade more of our fleet to electric, in the not too distant future, and determined to become ambassadors for green travel within our county. In this way, we shall continue to provide vibrant job opportunities for local people and stay relevant, in a world in which Clean Air cities are growing in number and in which the battle against climate change is constant. We operate in a sector that is largely just beginning to bounce back, but are ahead of the curve and spearheading innovation within it.”

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