By Esther Durand, BVI News Staff
Three custom-made carriages which could be described as something straight out of a fairytale are expected to provide an added attraction to locals and tourists alike in the British Virgin Islands.
Yoland Franklyn, the owner of Gala Events, told BVI News that after she left her Trust company job to start her own business, she pledged to provide something different to her clients.
“Instead of doing things inside of the box, we decided to get rid of the box altogether and do something that would make us stand out, and the idea was born with the carriages,” Franklyn said.
“We have been trying to make this a reality for about three years now, and we finally got it on the island … and we are just trying to finalise everything so we can be able to start doing business in that aspect.”
“We believe that it is going to pay off for us,” added Franklyn who described the business venture was a risk.
BVI to benefit
The entrepreneur further said she believes the venture will be beneficial to the territory.
“I am very excited … I can see it as a tourist attraction and tourists wanting to have a ride around town or something like that. I can see it being used for different events on a wide scale than just weddings and proms,” she said.
So far, Franklyn said she has been receiving ‘really good feedback from the community.’
The company has three wagons – the Royal, the Cinderella, and the Pumpkin.
They are equipped with air conditioning, can comfortably seat between four to six adults, and come with safety features like a conventional electric vehicle.
Franklyn, who was tight-lipped on the overall cost of the undertaking, said she was excited to see her business take off.
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