Saturday, 20 December 2014

Santa is welcome to use a free travel pod courtesy of Thistle Hotel, Heathrow

If Santa (or any other traveller, really) is keen to get started on their somewhat tiring world travels without having to be worried about parking for the reindeer or the sleigh,  they'll find everything they require at the Thistle London Heathrow T5.

Because throughout the Christmas period, the hotel will be transporting its 25,000th guest by driverless pod to Terminal 5.

The modern and go-ahead hotel company which launched free, fast and unlimited Wi-Fi throughout all of hotels earlier in 2014, plus unveiling  what is the world's first online ‘Choose Your Own Room’ service, recently, has got together with Heathrow Airport to offer their very special guests (including Santa!)  exclusive access to the world’s only commercial driverless pod transport system..

It costs a very reasonable £5, and the service runs 1,000 times every day between 3:00 a.m and 1:00 a.m, with a journey time of a mere five minutes to terminal 5.

And there's another bonus, as it needs no pre-booking with up to four guests, experiencing no waiting time at all.

"Getting around at Christmas can be a hassle and we are keen to make sure that our guests have a great start to their travels. The pod is just another example of how we use technology to make their lives easier" said Jorgen Rasmussen, General Manager, Thistle London Heathrow Terminal 5.

The pod is operated by Ultra in partnership with Heathrow Airport.

Just think how exciting this will be for the family, as they jet off to visit relatives for the Christmas season or start off on the Christmas and New Year holiday of a lifetime!

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