By Bill Billington
Published July 22, 2014
Steam trains are quite rare these days, as they were replaced by electric versions a few decades ago. However, a few of these still exist around the UK – the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, for instance, is a preserved diesel and steam heritage railway within the English Cotsworlds, and Cheltenham race-course is a popular destination on the route.
Corporate hospitality packages are popular at many types of sporting event, including football, tennis, polo, cricket, rowing, rugby, horse racing, motor sport and a whole lot more. It can be a brilliant way for businesses to treat and impress special clients in the hope that they feel valued and will want to do repeat business with them. A private box can be hired for the day, where you and your party will have the best views over the racecourse, and a dining experience may also be laid on for you – most venues have world-class chefs and kitchen staff on retainer and can provide high-quality food to guests. Alcohol (what else would you want to get through the day?) is also generally included in the price of the package, and there is often the chance to meet a former player or sportsman associated with the club or venue where the event is taking place. Footballers who don’t manage or coach other clubs or act as TV and radio pundits are often involved with their former clubs as meet-and-greeters for fans and attendees.
A lot of hospitality packages are available at the Cheltenham festival, and the Cheltenham steam train provides direct access to the race course so you can arrive in style. It will provide you with a memory that will last forever and a great way to start off a day at the races – what could be better than breezing past the lines of traffic waiting to get into the racecourse on a vintage train equipped with a cash bar and buffet? Whether you are there as a standard guest or you have opted for a corporate hospitality package, you will be sure to enjoy the event.
It is very easy to find a corporate hospitality package. There are so many different options for days out to choose from, so there should be something suitable for you and your clients to enjoy. By doing a quick search online using a search engine, you can bring up a whole range of results of companies offering these types of packages to businesses. There are different ones to choose from with different budget options, so you do not need to overspend in order to arrange corporate entertainment. It is a good idea to compare a few of these companies and their packages against one another in order to find the best value for money and the right package for you. Spending time doing a little bit of research can pay off literally, as it could save you some extra money.
Whichever sporting event you’re planning on attending, it’s definitely worth considering adding that extra level of luxury to the event in the form of a corporate hospitality package – that’s all it takes to make it one of the most memorable days of your life, as opposed to just another day at the races.