FAQs

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What is the Don’t Travel Empty Scheme?

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The Don’t Travel Empty Scheme has been set up is exclusively for FPT NI members as a way of instant communication with FPT NI members. It allows coach drivers to pick up empty legs from others which reduces the amount of empty journeys your coaches made which maximises profits .It is also used to assist with a vehicle break down.

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What is Group Travel?

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Group Travel NI offers the group travel organiser a range of group friendly attractions across Northern Ireland, to help you create your perfect day out. Our Group Friendly Partners offers great deals and discounts, as well as all the advice and information you will need to complete your day trip. It also works to build stronger relationships between coach operators and tourism destinations within Northern Ireland to promote coach tourism and group travel.

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How much does it cost?

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FPT NI offers annual membership on a pro rata basis. The cost of membership will vary as it is based on the number of vehicles in the fleet. For more information contact the FPT NI office on 02825 638938.

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What happens if I have an issue?

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FPT NI offer members support in many different areas, there is always someone available to assist and offer advice.

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Who do FPT NI work with?

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FPT NI work with a wide range of government agencies such as DOE, DRD, DE, government officials and committees along with Education and Library Boards. We also work closely with local councils, tourism departments, and event organisers.

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What can FPT NI do for you?

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Membership of FPT NI offers many other benefits and will keep business owners on top of important, ever- changing issues, trends and legislation within the transport field. The networking and camaraderie that goes on among members and the chance to influence legislation are two of the greatest benefits. There is also the fact that membership projects a positive image of the business and shows a business’ initiative and its commitment to staying abreast of current developments in the market.

FPT NI has an excellent range of commercial partners from insurance and legal services to vehicle manufacturers and others who all offer a great range of facilities and services at competitive prices to members whilst at the same time supporting the organisation and industry.

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What do FPT NI do for the coach industry in NI?

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FPTNI has been in existence for 12 years years now and continues to work, as it has from the start, with the various government agencies to deliver an attractive, comprehensive, integrated and improved transport system for Northern Ireland that results in increased usage. We are a key stakeholder and are recognised by Government as the voice of the industry and have played an important role in helping to move things forward and get to where we are today.