Wightlink announce new deal for motorhome owners

Motorhome owners can now see savings of up to 40 per cent off the normal fares for off peak travel with Wightlink.

Wightlink :

This in from Wightlink, in their own words. Ed


Following discussions between motorhome owners and senior Wightlink managers as a follow up to the recent Meet the Managers consultation event, the ferry company has announced new rates for customers with motorhomes.

A Motorhome special is now available on the Wightlink website with savings of up to 40 per cent off the normal fares for off peak travel; there are further discounts for members of the Caravan Club and Camping and Caravanning Club.

Commercial Director Clive Tilley says,

“We recognise that people with motorhomes who want to explore further afield are happy to travel on our ferries at quieter times so we are delighted to offer them considerable discounts,”

Wightlink Chief Executive Russell Kew and his team regularly talk to customers at all ports and onboard the ferries to discover their opinions of services. The next Meet the Manager events will be at Yarmouth ticket hall, Tuesday 28 March 18:00-20:00; Fishbourne terminal Wednesday 28 May 14:00-16:00 and Ryde Pier Head, Thursday 31 July, time to be confirmed.

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Thursday, 30th January, 2014 4:05pm

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6 Comments on "Wightlink announce new deal for motorhome owners"

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mat

Anything but deal with the issue. What about the average person who travels on the Ferry?

“BRING THE PRICE DOWN!!!”

tryme

But motorhome owners here include some wealthy and articulate people, influential too, and keeping them sweet is well worth whatever it takes to avoid all the aggro!

Fred Karno
I would hazard a guess and say that many, perhaps a majority of owners of motor homes and camper vans on the Island, are in fact of retirement age. This is, I think, a very sensible decision by the Wightlink management, who thoughtlessly had created an unintended situation, which had badly penalised a relatively small group of the travelling public. P.S. I don’t own one – just… Read more »
RJC

Nothing at all to do with age, wealth or being influential. Wightlink are losing out since the price hike on vehicles over 6 metres. All the larger private vehicles and motor homes are using the cheaper Red Funnel option. I measured mine as soon as they announced the price hike and wrote Wightlink out of my holiday plans.

Don Smith

Foot, car, or whatever. Ferry prices are far too high.
These high costs will, and does deter tourists. Add this to the high cost of fuel and…People will just go to Dorset and gaze across the Solent, and think just how much money they have saved.

Only when the costs deter festival goers will ferry companies have a re-think.

RJC

Nothing wrong with a bit of competition. The lack of, is what some of us shout about. It could lead on to something even better. Just think of the headlines, FERRY PRICE WARS!