Welcome to Blues on Tour.
Most of you recognise us as Travelzone, a family orientated group who passionately follow Southend United all around the country to their away games.
During the 2018/2019 season, while Southend United were fighting to remain in league one, Travelzone and it’s organisers were looking at ways of making the service even better, as such a series of meetings were held and topics discussed.
One of the main concerns was the organisation having it’s own unique identity. We also looked at the legal elements of how the coach travel was run, if any risks were being taken and the importance of contacting family members or spouses should a passenger fall ill, as an example.
Following many meetings and taking advise from relevant people, the organisers of Travelzone have taken the decision to close the service known as Travelzone (also known as Zonetravel) and from Thursday 4th July 2019 Travelzone will cease to exist.
The good news is we are still here, with the same familiar faces and same great service, but from today (Thursday 4th July 2019) we are re-launching under the previously well known name of Blues On Tour and are using the tag line “Southend Away”. Our main purpose is to provide a family orientated, value for money, reliable and fun service for it’s users, and to Support Southend United Away.
In accordance with the advice we have been given and also our legal requirements we are now an unincorporated Membership Association. Although we are not a registered charity, we do however make donations to various groups / charitable causes. We also do not take profits. Any additional funds we have during, or at the end of the season are first used for donations.
This gives us structure, a unique identity and also means we now have a committee which makes important choices and decisions with regards to the running of Blues On Tour “Southend Away”. This now takes the responsibility away from one person who previously bared all the pressure and pleasure of running the away coaches, and spreads to work load across the five current committee members. The new membership structure also opens up a whole array of options to make the service even better, and we are looking at some of them already.
To use our coaches, you must now be a member. This is a legal requirement, and you only need to do it once. Membership is also FREE
Please join by completing the Membership Form at the earliest opportunity. You will be asked to quote your membership number when booking coaches. Failure to do so may mean you will be unable to travel, as by law we require your contact details.
All payments will be now be made online. We will not be able to accept cash on the day.
We are committed to providing you with value for money, safe, reliable coach travel to all League One, League Cup and FA Cup away games involving Southend United. The usual games, prizes, drinks service and fun will continue.
You can find us on various social media outlets, but please note that the Facebook TZ Travelzone account will be locked as read only. (and eventually removed)
There is a new group for Blues On Tour and this will be the only Facebook account we will be using.
Your can also contact us VIA THIS WEBSITE
The new website address is: https://www.bluesontour.co.uk
HAPPY TRAVELLING 😊