Ferry deals for motorhome owners

By Sara Bryce

Friday, January 31, 2014

 

NEW deals for motorhome owners have been launched at Wightlink following the latest Meet the Managers event.

The move follows an outcry in November from motorhome and commercial vehicle owners who said they faced price rises of between 50 and 200 per cent for a return journey under the latest ferry fare scheme.

A 'motorhome special' is now available on the ferry operator's website with savings of up to 40 per cent during off-peak times and extra discounts for members of the Caravan Club and Camping and Caravanning Club.

The next Meet the Manager events will be at the Yarmouth ticket hall onTuesday, March 28, from 6pm until 8pm, at the Fishbourne terminal on Wednesday, May 28, from 2pm until 4pm, and at Ryde Pier Head on Thursday, July 31. The time for this meeting is to be confirmed.

Reporter: sarab@iwcpmail.co.uk

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by alan naylor

4th February 2014, at 16:35:05

great idea for motor home owners saving on accomadation saving on food and drink using Island roads allways find somwhere to park free while we have tea in the countyside and now cheaper crossing fees thanks I O W We will come again

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by Keven Ball

3rd February 2014, at 17:14:39

What do you feel about the anti drinking article Baz? You haven't replied to it... As we can all see you address key points and add much debating to many posts...

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by Keven Ball

3rd February 2014, at 17:01:34

You can take a horse to a river... Comes to mind here!

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by Keven Ball

2nd February 2014, at 21:44:17

@Baz
What part do you struggle with, if you tell me I can try and explain it to you in the simplest terms?

I will try and make it more simple for you - The offer of a discount is only for people who have motorhomes and not for people who are seeking accommodation. Therefore, the hotels will not benefit as people who wish to stay in hotels do not receive a discount - does that make sense to you so far?

Furthermore, people who require hotels might have to pay extra to cross over from the mainland (read the article).

The only positive from this is if people with motorhomes come over to the island they will use local facilities such as supermarkets and attractions. Moreover, helping the island's tourism.

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by Keven Ball

2nd February 2014, at 15:08:36

Hi Baz, I touched upon hotels and went on to explain the pros and cons of this discount offer for motorhomes for the island and the tourism of the island. Again, what part of that are you finding hard to understand?

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by Baz Taylor

2nd February 2014, at 00:58:26

What has this article got to do with hotels anyway? Where does it mention them? Are you obsessed with the game of Monopoly or something?

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by Keven Ball

1st February 2014, at 19:47:05

*what part of this do you not understand - I also said I am having some problems with my phone and the predictive text function!

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by Keven Ball

1st February 2014, at 19:45:47

@Baz
What on earth are you taking? Yes I have spoken about hotels as this deal does not support the hotel industry does it... however, as said, it will help basic tourism on the island...

What part of this s=do you not understand?

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by Baz Taylor

1st February 2014, at 14:32:09

kEvAn: Does this ring a bell? "Also this will not help local hotels as there people will be living in their motor-homes!" It was from your first post! YOU were the one that started banging on about hotels! Short memory or what!

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by Keven Ball

1st February 2014, at 12:07:48

"The move follows an outcry in November from motorhome and commercial vehicle owners who said they faced price rises of between 50 and 200 per cent for a return journey under the latest ferry fare scheme." That is where the information comes from and where my thoughts where made...

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