Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


InterCity invests in wide-ranging brand and service upgrade

InterCity invests in wide-ranging brand and service upgrade

New InterCity Gold with roomy premium seats and on board hosts, plus network-wide Wi-Fi capability

Major makeover for InterCity – rebrand, enhanced network and improved services


With tourism experiencing year on year growth in New Zealand*, InterCity is well on track to capture the attention of domestic and international travellers with significant product and service upgrades, including a new premium offering, that will ensure travellers have the best possible experience.

“To meet our customers’ high expectations we’ve been working on a host of new ways to deliver a fresh and exciting service that’s more relevant to Kiwis and visitors alike. We are adding features like our new premium seating offer, InterCity Gold, on-board hosts and Wi-Fi – all to ensure that our customers have a trip that they rave about to their social networks and beyond,” says John Thorburn, CEO InterCity Group.

Reflecting the need to cater to the more discerning traveller, InterCity Gold offers roomier and more comfortable premium seats with extra leg room and leg rests. From as little as $10 in addition to the usual competitive fare, consumers will be able to enjoy a bit of business class on their journey.

Long distance overnight services will also soon have an on-board host whose role is to ensure increased comfort and satisfaction for all passengers. “Our hosts will help with everything from destination information and the provision of light snacks and beverages.”

Staying connected now has a whole new meaning at InterCity. Up until now, InterCity has concentrated on connecting Kiwis and visitors with destinations, friends and family, in person, from Kaitaia to Bluff. From this week, the InterCity fleet is being fitted with Wi-Fi capability, meaning that travellers can stay in touch for free, while sharing their travelling experience with smartphones or tablets – wherever they are.

A new look has also been in the pipeline for some time and has been worked through a very consultative process with drivers, customers and the wider team.

Thorburn says, “From this month, all InterCity buses will be gradually re-branded and re-fitted with fresh graphics that talk about the icons and places that our people and our customers are most fond of. You’ll be able to pick out the whales at Kaikoura, the Beehive, the pohutukawa blossom and the fern, among others. These images reinforce that InterCity really is New Zealand all over.”

ENDS

For more information about the changes – please refer to www.intercity.co.nz


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Half Empty: Fonterra's 2017 Opening Forecast Below Expectations

Fonterra Cooperative Group raised its forecast farmgate milk payout for next season by less than expected as the world's largest dairy exporter predicts lower prices will crimp production and supply will pick up. The New Zealand dollar fell. More>>

ALSO:

Pest Control: Mouse Blitz Team Leaves For Antipodes

The Million Dollar Mouse project to rid Antipodes Island of mice is underway with the departure of a rodent eradication team to the remote nature reserve and World Heritage Area. More>>

Gongs Got: Canon Media Awards & NZ Radio Awards Happen

Radio NZ: RNZ website The Wireless, which is co-funded by NZ On Air, was named best website, while Toby Manhire and Toby Morris won the best opinion general writing section for their weekly column on rnz.co.nz and Tess McClure won the best junior feature writer section. More>>

ALSO:

Pre-Budget: Debt Focus Risks Losing Opportunity To Stoke Economy

The Treasury is likely to upgrade its forecasts for economic growth in Budget 2016 next week but Finance Minister Bill English has already signalled that more of his focus is on debt repayment than on fiscal stimulus or tax cuts... More>>

ALSO:

Fulton Hogan's Heroes: Managing Director Nick Miller Resigns

Fulton Hogan managing director Nick Miller will leave the privately owned construction company after seven years in charge. The Dunedin-based company has kicked off a search for a replacement, and Miller will stay on at the helm until March next year, or until a successor has been appointed and a transition period completed. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Electricity, Executions, And Bob Dylan

The Electricity Authority has unveiled the final version of its pricing plan for electricity transmission. This will change the way transmission prices (which comprise about 10% of the average power bill) are computed, and will add hundreds of dollars a year to power bills for many ordinary consumers. More>>

ALSO:

Half Empty: Fonterra NZ, Australia Milk Collection Drops In Season

Fonterra Cooperative Group says milk collection is down in New Zealand and Australia, its two largest markets, in the first 11 months of the season during a period of weak dairy prices. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news