Rye senior travel lovers wanted...

Senior ambassadors Anne and Art Zarb SUS-161207-144226001
Senior ambassadors Anne and Art Zarb SUS-161207-144226001

National Express is searching for travel-loving senior citizens from Rye to review its coach services in return for free travel.

The UK’s largest coach operator is looking to appoint a number of senior ‘travel ambassadors’, to review and feed back on services in return for free coach trips around the UK.

Ambassadors will be able to take a complimentary coach journey of their choice every month, following which they are invited to feed back their experiences using a simple form - commenting on different aspects of their journey. National Express will use the information to refine its customer experience. The search aims to have ambassadors from Rye travelling during the summer, to give their perspective on some of the top holiday destinations on National Express’ UK-wide coach network.

Previously appointed National Express ambassadors Art and Anne Zarb from Leicester, originally appointed in 2013, explored the length and breath of the UK by coach and have again been selected. Art, 75, a former wedding photographer, and wife Anne, 70, a retired dressmaker dislike long car journeys but enjoy stress-free coach travel. Art says they are delighted to be appointed as ambassadors again this year. “It is such a fantastic thing to be able to travel around the country for free on very comfortable coaches and see all sorts of places,” he said. “I’d thoroughly recommend it to anyone.”

To apply to become a senior ambassador write to National Express, stating in no more than 150 words why you would make a great travel ambassador. Entrants must be aged sixty and over and be willing to share their experiences online. Apply to: David Wrottesley, Ambassador Competition, National Express House, Mill Lane, Birmingham, B6 5DD. www.nationalexpress.com