Dunwood News & Information

 

Dunwood are pleased to announce that our offices are now open:

Monday 07:00 - 15:00

Tuesday 09:00 - 15:00

Wednesday 09:00 - 15:00

Thursday 09:00 - 15:00

Friday 09:00 - 18:00

 

Dudley 01384 455655

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Fantastic weekend break in Paignton with Bob Brolly & Friends A great 3 day break was enjoyed by all who attended this break. Even though there was no dancing allowed Bob Brolly, Dean Thomas and Kenny Sinclair treated the Dunwood clients to some brilliant performances and entertainment. Already nearly sold out for next year!!    

  


 

07 October 2020
Dunwood Double Award Winners!!

We are pleased to announce that Dunwood has been voted "Best Coach or Tour Operator” at the highly prestigious Group Leisure & Travel Awards.  This follows our other recent award of "Best Tour & Coach Operator” voted by readers of the GTO Magazine. May we say a massive "Thank you” to everyone who kindly voted for Dunwood at both award ceremonies.

  

 

 

 25 September 2020

Mandy & Zoe from our groups team hosted a Holiday Show get together yesterday. Lots of group organisers from Kent turned out for the event. The day was a great success and it was certainly much needed for the 60 plus group organisers who attended. Each organiser had been provided with a different time slot to discuss their 2021 holiday calendar. Everyone was treated to a special performance from West End Performer Nick Duncan.


      

 

     

 

23 September 2020 

The 'Rule of Six' will not affect Dunwood Tours or Day Trips.

Confirmation that our holidays and day trips are not restricted by the rule of six, as per government advice. Dunwood have invested heavily to making our coaches Covid safe and have installed ECO3 Air Purifiers to our fleet of coaches.

 

22 September 2020

Dunwood are able to offer all of our valued clients the opportunity to stay at Potters Resort during 2020 on an All Inclusive basis, at no extra charge!!!!

 

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Potters Resort Adult Breaks are based on a fantastic 4-night Midweek stay. These breaks feature entertainment and activities tailored for a predominantly adult audience.

The All-Inclusive breaks are perfect for those looking to get away, relax and have fun in safe surroundings, enjoying a variety of inclusive entertainment, activities, sports and leisure facilities at no expense. With a coastal location on the border of Suffolk and Norfolk, a choice of comfy Bungalows or plush Hotel Rooms aswell as ‘rule of six’ safety and service and live entertainment throughout the day and evening, you have the recipe for the perfect break away for couples and groups of friends. Dunwood have the following dates available:

05/10/20

12/10/20

02/11/20

09/11/20

16/11/20

23/11/20

30/11/20

07/12/20

14/12/20

Prices from just £299pp!

5 days

Executive coach travel

2 coach excursions

Full Board & All Inclusive!

Potters Resort have added to the outstanding value of a break at Potters Resort by including all your drinks* and making sure your pocket takes a break while you're enjoying your getaway. That's right, your drinks - the biggest additional expense of any short break - are now all included, from the moment you arrive to the time you leave, as standard. And that's on top of all the other inclusive value that was always part of the Potters breaks that guests know and love, like outstanding entertainment, delicious food 'when you want it' throughout the day** from the all-day menu, comfortable accommodation, sports and leisure facilities, and a packed activities programme, not to mention the award-winning customer service. So that's each day of your break full of as much fun, food and drink as you desire, and all in a safe and welcoming environment.

*Drinks are inclusive from 3.00pm on arrival day and from 8.30am every day to close of bars late at night, and up to 10.30am on your departure day. Potters Resort discourage irresponsible drinking and so drinks with ultra-high Alcohol By Volume or caffeinated drinks, such as Shots, Liquors and Energy Drinks, are not included. Potters Resort also carry a list of premium items to order on your room account or pay with touchless card payment, for alternatives to all the popular brands already included free. This includes a Premium Wine list in addition to the 8 grape varieties offered free - including for example Moët Champagne instead of the free Prosecco. Potters Resort also have a premium spirits menu on request with, for example, Grey Goose Vodka instead of the Smirnoff Vodka that is included along with most other popular spirit brands.

 10 September 2020

Group Travel Award 2020 - WINNERS!!!

Dunwood is delighted to scoop the GTO Magazines award for 

BEST COACH TOUR OPERATOR 2020!

A big 'Thank You' to our wonderful Group Organisers and clients who voted for us.

  

 

           
17 August 2020
Company Statement COVID-19 Health Crisis - Updated  17/08/20 
 
Dunwood has invested in new technology and installed eco3 air purifiers on all of our coaches. The air purifier will destroy bacteria, viruses, molds, allergens & germs whilst increasing oxygen concentration. 
All Dunwood passengers will be contacted 24hrs prior to holiday departure to confirm that they have no Covid-19 symptoms, or had contact with anyone with Covid-19 and no family members have Covid-19.
All Dunwood coaches prior to departing our depot will undertake a thorough and stringent deep clean, this will then be repeated throughout the length of your holiday.
Your tour driver will also undertake regular disinfecting and cleaning procedures on the days of travel. On departure your tour driver will ask our customers to board in reverse seat row order starting from the back and on arrival our passengers will disembark in row order from the front. Seating allocation priority will be given to passengers with medical requirements. You will be allocated seats to correspond with your pick up point i.e. first pick up will be allocated rear seats, last pick up will be allocated front seat. Your allocated seat number will remain yours exclusively for the full duration of you holiday. The double seat behind the driver will  generally not be used, toilets and drinking facilities will not be in use until further notice. 
Before departing your tour driver will make an announcement outlining all of our strict safety measures and procedures. All Dunwood tour drivers will wear protective face masks and sanitised gloves at all times. Face masks will also be available for any client that does not have their own. Hand sanitisers will be strictly used at all times and will be available for all passengers. 
With the above protective and safety measures in place Dunwood Directors, Phil Westwood and Colin Duncan, are both satisfied and confident these procedures will be far safer and controlled than travelling on any form of public transport. 
Finally, Dunwood continue to work very closely with all of our hotel and accommodation suppliers to ensure that the strictest measures and procedures will be implemented for the safety and welfare of all of our customers. 
Dunwood - your market leading coach tour operator, providing added assurance and confidence to travel with us. 
Phil Westwood & Colin Duncan - Dunwood Directors
 
  
08 July 2020 

Dunwood kept calm and are now carrying on!  Our first happy customers left for the TLH Toorak Hotel, Torquay this morning with all our safety procedures fully in place. We were joined at our Dudley office and Coventry departure point by the BBC Midlands today team, the flags were out at our Nuneaton office to send our first happy clients on their way. This is the start of many tours to come, we need to say "A massive Thank You to all of our fantastic customers, we could not have achieved this today without your continuous  support”. We look forward to seeing you all again very soon, onwards and upwards!

  

     

  

 

  


 

07 July 2020

`We`re Good To Go Industry Standard`

Dunwood are proud to announce, we have been successful with our application for `We`re Good To Go Industry Standard`

    

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  February 2020
Potters Resort - Dunwood Bowling Cup
This year 6 coaches of Dunwood clients enjoyed a 5 day break at Potters Holidays with 220 bowlers taking part in the Dunwood Cup. The exciting final was played out with Charnwood v Avon Valley and the winners were
Avon Valley.


 

 


  January 2020

Warner Leisure Hotel Awards, Norton Grange Coastal Resort  

 Dunwood scoop 3 top awards at the Warner coach awards at Norton Grange, Isle of Wight. Directors Colin Duncan & Phil Westwood receive their awards from Warner National Sales Manager, Martyn Stagg.


 

 

 
  
 
January 2020
Heythrop Park Resort 2020 Conference -  Day Trip
A fantastic day had by four coaches of Dunwood clients, a brilliant time at the Stunning Heythrop Park Resort in the Cotswolds with a fabulous 3 course meal and entertainment by Kenny Sinclair and Dean Thomas with his
Rat Pack Show 
 
          
  January 2020 

 

Dunwood Annual Conference - Derwent Hotel, Torquay
 
A fantastic time was had by all at our annual conference on the 6th January.
It was hosted by the wonderful Derwent Hotel in Torquay who pulled out all the stops to make it a very special occasion.  Congratulations to all the worthy winners of our awards, and many thanks to everyone who attended including all suppliers that attended.  We look forward to welcoming you to our 2021 Get Together which is being held at Warner Studley Castle 4th January 2021.

 

 

 Potters Resort - January 2020

Six Dunwood coaches checked in at the amazing 5 star Potters Resort, Hopton on Sea yesterday for a fabulous 3 day drinks inclusive extravaganza break. Dunwood are highly delighted to be the only coach/tour operator to offer Potters Resort breaks in our area. Our Dunwood coach drivers were surrounded by sharks!

         

 The brand new Dunwood 53 seater coach photographed with Potters Resort staff Sarah Locke and Amanda Stowell.

  

 Dunwood Travel New Coach for 2020

Dunwood are pleased to announce the purchase of a new Scania Irizar I6s coach. Phil Westwood travelled to San Sebastian with a selection of top UK Coach Operators for the unveiling of the new Dunwood coach to join the expanding Dunwood fleet. The Scania Irizar I6S is the first vehicle of its kind built for the UK market. The Scania Irizar i6s measures 12.9m in overall length and is powered by a 9 litre 360bhp engine. This vehicle has 53 luxurious upholstered seats offering plenty of legroom, seat back tables, magazine nets and footrests. The coach is due to arrive at the Dunwood Head Office & Coach Depot  early January 2020.

 


  November 2019

Dunwood Travel 25th Anniversary

 5* Asimina Suites, Paphos - 

Dunwood customers enjoyed warm weather in Cyprus. Over 185 Dunwood clients stayed at the 5* Asimina Suites, Paphos, to celebrate Dunwood's 25th Anniversary! This fantastic hotel offers superb cuisine, spectacular entertainment & superb staff. 

  

Dunwood guests enjoyed a wonderful Roman Greco night at the Asimina Suites. A brilliant night was had by everyone. 

  
 
   
 
   

   

   

Dunwood would like to say a massive 'Thank You' to everyone who travelled to Cyprus for a memorable, fantastic week. We look forward to seeing you all again very soon!

   

 

 Arrival & Departure Lounge

 FREE Car Parking facilities are available at our

Head Office & Coach Depot in Peartree Lane, Dudley.

Why not park your car and get picked up here? You can wait in the comfort of our very own Departure Lounge where we offer complimentary refreshments, music and up-to-date information about your journey.

FREE Secure car parking / Drop off area / CCTV / Locked gates.

(Vehicles are left at owners risk.)

For further information please call our friendly sales team on
01384 455 655.

 02 January 2019

Annual Conference & Awards 

 Dunwood celebrated their 25th Anniversary in massive style at 5* Potters Resort, Hopton-on-Sea, during January 2019.  This amazing event was enjoyed by over 450 Dunwood Group Organisers and clients. The break included a free bar, full board and a midnight feast! To complement  the fantastic cuisine, superb entertainment was provided by the Potters Theatre company. Dunwood customers also received a free commemorative gift to mark the celebration of Dunwood’s 25thAnniversary. A morning Conference, with many of the industry’s top suppliers in attendance, provided all of the latest news, offers and information, this was finished off with a glittering Award Ceremony prior to a Gala Dinner.

 

        

    

   

 Mary Stevens Hospice Shops

Dunwood 2020 Brochures and offers are stocked at most Mary Stevens Hospice Charity Shops across the West Midlands. Please feel free to drop by to collect your copy!

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Dunwood staff and clients have raised a huge total of over £1250 for Myton Hospice!  

Myton Hospice Charity Shops

Dunwood 2020 Brochures and offers are stocked at many Myton Hospice Charity Shops across the West Midlands. Please feel free to drop by to collect your copy!

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 Alzheimers Society

Dunwood held an Alzheimers Charity Cupcake Day across all 3 of our offices, raising a total of £157.98! Thank you to all who attended and kindly donated to such a great cause. 

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Bonded Coach Holidays 
Dunwood are delighted to announce that we are an approved and accepted member of The Bonded Coach Holiday Group of the Confederation of Passenger Transport UK!
IS YOUR MONEY SAFE WITH YOUR CURRENT TOUR OPERATOR?
When considering a coach holiday always look for the BCH logo on the operator’s brochure. This means that your money is protected by a government approved scheme specifically for coach package holidays (involving coach travel and accommodation of at least one overnig
ht stay).
BCH safeguards your money in the unlikely event that your BCH tour operator ceases trading. You are guaranteed repayment of monies paid. It also ensures the completion of your holiday if it has already started.

Each BCH member is required to provide a bond from a bank or major insurance company to BCH. This bond is used to refund your money or to allow you to complete your holiday if already started.
 

 

 

 
 1st June 2018
Group Travel Awards

Dunwood are delighted to announce that on Friday 1st June 2018, Dunwood Travel won the  "Best Coach Operator For Groups”  at the Group Travel Awards held in London. Mandy Hill & Zoe Poston were presented with the award following votes registered by our group organisers. We are extremely proud and honoured to receive this award and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who kindly voted for us, it really is an honour to receive such a prestigious award. 

  Group Leisure & Travel Awards - Best Coach/Tour Operator Award 2017  

We are both honoured and proud to announce that Dunwood  has been awarded 'Best UK Coach/Tour Operator 2017' at the Group Leisure & Travel Awards.We would like to personally thank all of our Group Organisers who kindly voted for us, it really is an honour to be recognised and win such a prestigious award.


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