About Us

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Clive with his parents Keith and Edna

Bensons is a family-operated company – large enough to cope but small enough to care for both individual travellers and private groups. Our head office is based in Whitchurch, Shropshire. We operate coach holiday tours to destinations all over the UK for customers based in the North-West and Midland areas.

Our business ethos is built around being the best rather than being the biggest. Maintaining the long-standing reputation and high regard of our family name means everything to us. We only ever expect you to be a stranger to us when we first meet – thereafter you become another member of the ever increasing number of friends to whom we serve in providing "Quality Travel for Quality People".

Managing Director, Clive Benson has been involved in the bus and coach industry from a very early age. In 1992, he became the youngest coach / pcv driver in the UK – just 3 days after his 18th birthday! This was all part of the plan in achieving his own coach travel business – a dream which he has held since the age of 3.

After studying for his bachelor of science degree in “International Logistics” at Huddersfield University, Clive immediately returned to the bus and coach industry. For the majority of the past 20 years, he has been behind the wheel as an international “Tour Driver & Guide” working for some of the country’s most respected coach tour operators. To date, Clive has operated over 600 tours as a driver / guide throughout Britain and Europe.

As Managing Director of Bensons Travel Ltd, customers now benefit from Clive's vast experience and knowledge of tourist destinations, hotels, holiday itineraries – where to go, where not to go, what to do and see, and when to do it! The end result being happy customers who never think twice about booking their coach holiday needs with Bensons.

Clive is well known for being a "perfectionist" in everything he does, that is why you can be reassured that when booking a Bensons' Coach Tour, you will have the best possible holiday that anyone can offer for the price which you pay.

We do our very best in providing our customers with that "something extra" that you cannot get with any of our larger competitors – be it the efficient, ever-friendly and personable booking staff and of course, the luxuries provided by our unique, "award-winning" VIP Club-class tour coach. Much of the time its just those little things that we do which cost so little but are worth so much to so many – and are all important in creating that travel experience for having "Fun, friendship & Laughter………… on the move!".

If we can't do it right, then we won't do it at all

– Clive Benson