Local firm, McComb’s Coach Travel, has introduced a new one of a kind coach to its fleet.
The coach provider has invested £100,000 to add a new Mercedes Cabriolet coach to its fleet. Three new jobs have also been created at the company.
The new coach features a retracting glass roof and is the first and only one of its kind in Ireland.
McComb’s Coach Travel was started by husband and wife team Rodney and Caroline McComb in 1996. They currently employ 25 people and have a customer base that includes the Irish Football Association and Hastings Hotels, as well as providing coach hire to the makers of Game of Thrones.
Caroline McComb, Joint Director at McComb’s Coach Travel said: “This year marks our 20th anniversary and the addition of the glass roof coach to our fleet will offer people a unique view on tours of Belfast city centre and the Gobbins, as well as during novelty hire for corporate events and weddings. These coaches are very popular in Scotland and across Europe and we have an exclusive contract with the manufacturer to be the first and only coach company in Ireland to have this type of vehicle. Two thirds of the glass roof folds down so it is a very unique and beautifully designed vehicle.”
Rodney McComb added: “Last year we invested over £1m to purchase four more top-of-the-range custom made coaches. The days of mini bus tours are long over, people want luxurious coaches with comfortable seats and added extras like electrical sockets and Wi-Fi.”
Daniele Delahunt, Business Manager at Danske Bank said: “The latest addition to the McComb’s fleet will give people a different experience of Belfast. The glass roofed bus is the first and only one of its kind in Ireland and we are pleased to support the business in their latest ambitions.
“Tourism is a major contributor to the Northern Ireland economy and the McComb’s have been willing to invest heavily in their business to keep up with the latest trends.”