Motorcoach

BusRates.Com launches enhanced website

Posted on July 2, 2015

BusRates.com launched a new and enhanced website aimed at making group travel planning easier than ever. With improved access across a variety of devices, including tablets, smartphones and personal computers, travel planners can contact companies directly through BusRates.com, skip the middleman, avoid price markups typically found with travel brokers and agents and get the information straight from the source.

Owned by the United Motorcoach Association (UMA) and in partnership with the National Tour Association (NTA), BusRates.com offers direct access to more than 8,500 charter and group tour providers, together with hotels, restaurants and related attractions. As the leading resource for consumers seeking group travel information, BusRates.com received more than 1.2 million visits last year and will exceed that figure in 2015, with more than 110,000 hits per month.

BusRates.com now better serves both travel planners and service providers. Social media capabilities have grown to include Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Google and Pinterest. Providers can add photos, reviews and multimedia overviews of their offerings. According to Eric Elliott, GM of BusRates.com, the site has improved the way that users access information, while revolutionizing how travel itineraries are created.

“As customers review bus operator listings, the site will provide them with secondary and tertiary options for consideration,” he said. Elliott notes that “once they move to the checkout section of the new and improved site, they will automatically be given additional choices for hotels, restaurants, attractions and events that relate to their destinations of choice.”

The enhanced website also includes an expanded Group Travel Resource section, which serves to educate planners on how to select the best motorcoach operator for their needs and use the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website. BusRates.com also provides real time tips and tricks to allow users to create the optimal group travel experience. With new and innovative features, BusRates.com’s improved functionality and added resources will be a boon for both travel providers and planners alike.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Prevost sponsors online driver training courses offered by ABA

The ABA Driver Training program was developed by safety experts from industry-leading motorcoach companies and manufacturers.

ABA taps Omaha, Neb. for 2020's Marketplace

The dates of the 2020 Marketplace will be Jan. 10 to 14, 2020. This is the first time ABA has come to Omaha for its annual event.

Quarter 2 coach sales down slightly, according to ABA Foundation numbers

The decline in sales for the second quarter were offset by the continued strength of sales of the new 45-foot motorcoaches, which saw a 2% increase over the same period in 2016.

MCI completes 13-motorcoach Coach Atlantic order

The 2018 J4500 has been making news for a landmark interior design that’s added more comfort, space, and a significant number of aesthetic improvements, all features Coach Atlantic wanted to be first to offer its customers.

Mid-American adds 2 MCI J4500s

The 2018 J4500 features new airline-inspired ceiling lights and aisle puck lights that illuminate the roomier cabin which also features new parcel racks that blend with the front cap of the vehicle.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close