Roadchef supports return of coaching
Motorway service operator Roadchef has overhauled its Captain’s Club loyalty scheme as coach travel returns to the roads as the pandemic restrictions ease. The nationwide scheme, which has over 3,000 members so far, has benefited from an upgraded app, along with new offers and personalised rewards for drivers bringing passengers to Roadchef sites.
Drivers who are already members of the scheme can add points to their account by scanning the app or their card at any catering, retail or grocery outlet on site. New drivers can join free of charge by completing a form online on the Roadchef website. Cards will continue to be accepted for those drivers who prefer to operate in the more traditional way.
In addition, drivers are able to build up points by bringing larger numbers of passengers to the site. The company is offering a minimum of 1,000 loyalty points (equivalent to £10) for 20 or more passengers, or 500 points (equivalent to £5) for five to 19 passengers, resulting in up to £10 or £5 worth of points to spend in any of Roadchef’s catering outlets including McDonald’s, Costa Coffee, Fresh Food Cafe, Chozen Noodle, Restbite, Hot Food Co. or The Cornish Bakery.
“Coach drivers are a hugely important group to us, and we want to make sure we treat them as such” – Mark Fox, Roadchef CEO
Mark Fox, Roadchef CEO, said: “We are very excited to relaunch our Captain’s Club loyalty scheme which is designed to improve the customer experience. Coach drivers are a hugely important group to us, and we want to make sure we treat them as such, rewarding them for coming back to us time and again. We already have a huge network of drivers who are members of the Club and we hope to grow this even further with the continued addition of new promotions, offers and discounts. We are very much looking forward to welcoming our coach drivers back to Roadchef over the busy summer period.”
Martyn Prentice and Ghulam Fraid of JKT International UK and European Tours added: “Our coach drivers were very pleased to hear about Roadchef’s revamped Captain’s Club scheme. Initiatives like this are really important to drivers as they need to take regular breaks during long journeys – for themselves and for their passengers. Giving them the opportunity to build up points in exchange for discounts and vouchers is a great way to encourage loyalty and to continue to foster those valuable relationships between coach drivers and motorway service operators.”