BUSK UK has launched Free Days Out for Schools in conjunction with You Me Community.
The scheme encourages schools to collect e-vouchers to pay for the coach on school trips. Schools participating can only use a Benchmark member.
Pat Harris, BUSK Director, says: “No longer will a participating school have to obtain three quotes and choose the cheapest… now they can get their trip for free.
“This is something that will appeal to proactive schools where they have a great PTA, PTFA or Friends Association to assist the school.
“This new initiative is designed to attract more school trip business for our Benchmark members who frequently experience schools putting cost before safety. Around 25 Benchmark members so far have registered to take part, and BUSK is busy contacting each in turn to make sure they know about it.
“BUSK felt it needed to try and change the way schools hire coaches and to start using the safest instead of the cheapest, and to begin to challenge cheap coach hire every time.”
To find out how it works, visit www.youmecommunity.co.uk and follow the link for Benchmark members.