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7 reasons why traveling together is more important than you think!

Posted by Red Arrow on Apr 27, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Weddings, family reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, life celebrations… let’s face it, there are lots of reasons for you to plan a get together with your loved ones. But we know that getting a big group together takes a lot of effort and organization, and sometimes you wonder whether it’s really worth it.

Well, we feel like we’re pretty much experts on the topic since connecting people has been our business since 1979. In anticipation of all of those fun times, we’ve rounded up a list of why you should all get there together when celebrating life’s special moments. So read on and let us coach you along.

Mom and daughter in a Red Arrow bus


Reason #1: Quality time

If your group travels together then you’ve captured extra time to visit, when that would normally be time spent in your own individual vehicle. You’ll spend quality time catching up, playing games, relaxing, or watching a movie; just imagine the fun on-board photos you can take! After all, we believe the journey is just as important as the destination.

Reason #2: Time is precious

When you have the option of transporting your entire group at once you can control the time that everyone arrives. With the ability to transport a lot of people, everyone will be on time and together, making event coordination that much easier. Instead of everyone driving their own vehicles, chartering a bus allows everyone to arrive at the same place all at once so you don’t miss the vows, the candles being blown out, or your tee time. 

Reason #3: Get comfortable

When traveling longer distances for your event, you’ll actually enjoy the bus ride itself! Red Arrow coaches are fully equipped with luxury amenities that keep our guests very comfy. From complimentary WiFi, comfortable seats, temperature control, extra legroom, optional on-board light meals, pillows, light fleece blankets, free onboard movies, power outlets, and so much more — Red Arrow buses will begin and conclude your trip in comfort and style.

Red Arrow Coach interior and galleyAbove: Interior Red Arrow Coach and Galley

Reason #4: We’ll coach you Safely Home

Safety is our Core Value and is at the heart of all we do. By having a single transportation option for your party, you can ensure that everyone arrives safely and won’t have to worry about driving their own vehicle long distances or deal with any roadside hazards. Our professional drivers have extensive experience on the Alberta roads and undergo ongoing safety training to ensure all our passengers have peace of mind.

Reason #5: Be part of a bigger family

Red Arrow is Alberta based and family owned. Our owners are from here and built this business from the ground up so we have ties to all of the Alberta communities we serve. Choosing us, you can feel confident that you’re shopping locally which contributes to the healthy economy of our beautiful province. By travelling with us for your special occasion, you’re with family.

Reason #6: Help the environment

You may not realize that when planning your get-together with a large group of people, you’re actually putting a bunch of vehicles on the road, which is a strain on the environment. Buses have less emissions than cars and the only greener travel options are biking or walking. If you all travel together in a full bus, you would be taking up to 36 vehicles off the road, just for your one trip! How’s that for having fun…and making a difference?

Reason #7: More affordable than you think

It’s always awkward to talk about money, especially when planning important occasions. But we know that parting with your hard earned cash is a concern when traveling and we want to help you save. If you consider the costs for your whole group to travel to your event in individual vehicles (parking, gas, mileage, car rentals…), it quickly adds up. Why not pool those funds into chartering your own bus. If you add saving money to all the other benefits, it will be so worth it!

At Red Arrow, we know you have many options when planning those special trips and it can be a bit overwhelming. Let us take care of the travelling so that you can just show up and enjoy!



Topics: General Information, Charter, Family Travel, Group Travel, Bus vs Car

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