Alfa Travel is making an “ongoing investment” in is business to ensure that its operations are safe for customers and staff after coach holidays resume on 1 August.

As part of that work, the Chorley-based company has become the UK’s first operator to order the Aura Air disinfection and purification filter. All 48 of its Mercedes-Benz Tourismos are to receive the unit through a graduated installation process that will start in due course.

The Aura Air unit uses patented technologies to remove bacteria and viruses, including coronavirus COVID-19.

Alfa Travel works hard to demonstrate safety of holiday programme

To further guarantee the safety of its customers and staff, Alfa will introduce new procedures when holidays resume across its coach holiday and self-drive programme including at its 22 Leisureplex hotels to ensure compliance with COVID-secure guidelines.

Alfa has also introduced a ‘Peace of Mind COVID Guarantee’. If a customer has to cancel their holiday due to having to self-isolate, or if they are contacted by the Track and Trace service and advised to self-isolate, they can move their departure date free of charge.

Alfa Travel coach
Alfa Travel’s coach holiday programme resumes on 1 August with a host of measures in place to ensure the safety of its customers and staff

Additionally, Alfa is one of the many coach and bus operators to have been awarded We’re Good To Go accreditation.

It recognises that the company is following government and industry coronavirus COVID-19 guidelines to ensure that every aspect of its operation is safe.

Says Alfa Travel Managing Director Emma Russell: “The safety of our customers is our number one priority.

“We want them to feel confident that when they book and travel with us, they will be safe and reassured that we are following all the latest guidance and that we have their best interests at heart.

“We have reviewed all aspects of our customer journey and implemented our COVID-secure procedures. Additionally, we have also introduced training to ensure that customers can relax and enjoy their holiday without having to worry about their safety.”

Aura Air disinfection and purification allows app monitoring

The Aura Air filtration system, already examined by routeone, is unique in the market, claims the manufacturer. It has three disinfection processes, including a copper-impregnated medical-grade Class 13 HEPA filter and a patented Sterionizer.

Says Paul Kasler, MD of Aura Air (UK): “We are delighted with the proactive attitude of Alfa Travel. It is going beyond government stipulations by putting in place our filtration and disinfection system across its whole fleet of 48 coaches.”

The Aura Air disinfection and purification system includes an app to allow real-time monitoring of air quality on each coach. The unit is powerful enough to refresh the whole cabin’s air over five times per hour.