The Reviews Are In: New Website Offers Unbiased Bus and Coach Info

April 06, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
GLOUCESTER, England – April 6, 2007 – The UK bus and coach industry is on the move, and a new website dedicated to tracking the capability and quality of its vehicles is ready to fire up its engines.

The creative minds behind Travel Manager ( announced today the April 9 launch of their latest website,, the online resource for reviews on all products related to the industry. will be Europe’s new voice, with reviews straight from the source – the operators.

“When it comes to reviewing bus and coach vehicles, there are enough sites on the Web where impartiality is very low,” said Mike Sadler, founder of “We wanted to take things in an entirely different direction. Turn the industry upside down and get the real facts on the vehicles being used for an industry that’s booming.”

Booming is an understatement when it comes to the UK bus and coach industry. Registrations for bus and coaches have finally started to level off after a banner year in 2006, according to The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. SMMT, the leading trade association for the motor industry in the UK, reported that “over the course of [2006], bus and coach registrations have beaten industry expectations,” and so far this year, “the growth we saw in 2006 has eased, but we expect stability in 2007.”

Bus and coach travel has picked up steam rapidly in the UK over the past decade, with fuel costs and gridlock on the rise throughout the country. In 2002, there were less than 1,500 new bus registrations, according to SMMT. In 2007, the number topped 3,000. With sustained growth toward the bigger cities due to immigration and migration within the UK, the country’s roadways are expected to be a commuting challenge. Just in London, the population increase is expected to grow by 1.2 million by 2026.

“As our population rises, the bus and coach industry will take on a greater role moving people around the country,” said Sadler. “This is why we want new and established bus and coach operators to have access to the informative content we’ll provide at” will be the one site with unbiased user reviews on everything from a Bova Futura to a Beulas Stergo. The website will also take a nonpartisan look at industry accessories like ticket machines, money counters, digital equipment and administration solutions.

The reputation of stands on the foundation of another dependable industry product, TravelManager. Led by Sadler, who has logged 20 years in the industry, TravelManager provides a revolutionary customer relationship management solution for the transportation industry.

Using the same web-based technology found at Google, Yahoo and Microsoft, TravelManager streamlines time-consuming tasks into one efficient system for bus and coach operators, providing one location to perform tasks such as vehicle and driver scheduling, garage management and scheduled maintenance.