Helicopter charters can be a great way for tourists to see a city or town from a new perspective, but you don't have to stop at just offering the aerial tour. By creating unique packages, your business can cater to a wide range of tourist needs. If you are considering the addition of specialized packages, here are a few options you may want to consider.
Your guests will need to meet you at your helipad, and that means they will require transportation. Instead of having your customers drive to your facility, consider adding limousine pickup and drop-off to your trip packages. You can partner with a local limo rental company to offer this unique service, and the limo company can also help market the packages by advertising them on its website. The limos can be used for special date night excursions, wedding proposal packages, or Valentine's Day specials. Of course, you can also create an exclusive VIP package that includes a limo as well.
Dinner And A Flight
A nighttime helicopter ride can be a romantic date idea, and you can build upon this concept by creating a package that includes dinner and a flight. Contact restaurants in the areas you serve to help make reservations for couples as part of the helicopter tour. You can arrange to land in a city and have your limo service pick up the customers from the helipad, whisking them away to their restaurant of choice. When dinner is over, the limo can bring them back to the helicopter for the return trip.
Onboard Tour Guides
Your guests will likely be wearing headphones that help them hear your pilot during the flight, and you can capitalize on the headphones by adding an onboard tour guide. This person can be equipped with a headset and microphone so he or she can point out unique facts and points of interest throughout the flight. Take this idea one step further by creating themed packages. For example, during October, your onboard tour guide or historian can regale guests with ghost stories from the area you'll be flying over. He or she can point out cemeteries, buildings, and other locations that have a reputation for being haunted. You may want to partner with local museums and historic sites so guests can visit the places they heard about while in the sky. You may be able to work out a discount with those venues to encourage your guests to visit and give the entire local tourism industry a boost.
Consider these options when thinking about new ways to promote and improve your helicopter tours, and help your customers have an even more unique flying experience.