Golden Tours Adopt Secura’s Virtual Private Cloud


By Matthew Reeve on 3rd February, 2020.

We’re delighted to welcome London sightseeing and UK tourism specialists Golden Tours to our Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) service.

About Golden Tours

Established in 1984, Golden Tours have over 35 years of experience in the tourism industry and provide an unrivalled range of services, having catered for over 10 million guests from hundreds of countries around the world.

In 2011, Golden Tours introduced their open top bus service within Central London. With their familiar blue buses, they are a must-buy ticket for many of London’s tourist visitors.

The following year, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London announced Golden Tours as their preferred partner for the London studio tour, with buses to the popular attraction now running hourly.


UK Tourism Industry Experts

Attracting over 20 million visitors every year, London is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. Latest forecasts predict tourist spending will hit new records in 2020, growing 6.6% from last year to £26.6 billion.

Demand is showing no signs of slowing down, with the UK’s tourism industry now forecast to be valued at over £257 billion by 2025.

As well as high quality tours of London, Golden Tours provide day trips and tickets to attractions and other destinations across England. In more recent years Golden Tours have launched their own attraction experiences with the newest addition announced in early 2020 – the Meet Vincent Van Gogh experience.


Reliable Infrastructure, Flexible Scalability

Golden Tours were searching for a hosting provider who could deliver a reliable service with robust infrastructure, coupled with excellent support of the technologies underpinning their website and back-end environments. With all bookings being made via the website, a reliable and highly available hosting solution was critical to keeping the business operational.

As well as this, Golden Tours needed a provider who can offer flexibility to scale the infrastructure when needed to align with their variable seasonal workloads.

Secura maintains a presence at multiple UK-based tier 3+ data centres, utilising our own 10GB network ring which connects every location. This ensures a constant route of connectivity and no single point of failure across our service. This is reflected in our 99.99% high availability Service Level Agreement (SLA).

The Virtual Private Cloud is designed to be flexible, allowing for compute and storage resource to be easily scaled up or down in granular units, depending on usage. The VPC is also billed on a transparent resource-based pricing model, ensuring a cost-effective solution. No more hidden costs – our customers only pay for what they need.

Secura provided Golden Tours with the resilient solution they required, as well as the assurance that their infrastructure could be scaled to meet the peaks in traffic during busy seasonal periods. The VPC service offered by Secura gave Golden Tours the highly available hosting solution to ensure their business-critical website was consistently accessible for their customers.


Secura CEO, Ollie Beaton, commented:

“With the nature of Golden Tours’ industry, they needed a cloud solution that was not only highly available, but also easily scalable to align with their variable business demands. The VPC is a perfect fit for their requirements and we look forward to supporting their business as it continues to grow.”

To find out more about Golden Tours and their services please visit their website at www.goldentours.com.

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Matthew Reeve

Content Executive

Matthew is Secura’s content specialist, producing gripping, emotionally complex, edge of your seat, cloud hosting articles and videos.

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