With eight locations across Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee, Cline Tours is known for excellent customer service, diligent safety practices, and fostering cutting-edge technology throughout the organization.  -  Photo: MCI/Cline Tours

With eight locations across Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee, Cline Tours is known for excellent customer service, diligent safety practices, and fostering cutting-edge technology throughout the organization.

Photo: MCI/Cline Tours

Ridegland, Mississippi’s Cline Tours received METRO’s Motorcoach Operator of the Year award from Publisher George Brennan at a ceremony held in conjunction with the 2024 United Motorcoach Association’s (UMA) EXPO in Raleigh, N.C.

“We’re more than proud to honor a top-notch operation like Cline Tours, which really embodies what our Motorcoach Operator of the Year award is all about,” said Brennan.

A History of Being the Best

With eight locations across Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee, Cline Tours is known for excellent customer service, diligent safety practices, and fostering cutting-edge technology throughout the organization.

The operation offers a modern fleet of 250 vehicles, including more than 100 motorcoaches model year 2018 or newer spread across four states.

Founded in 1983, Cline Tours began with one bus and an initial focus on school charters. But in 1996, a new owner, John McCommon, would change everything. He brought a progressive, ambitious, and creative touch to create one of the nation’s most innovative tour, charter, and corporate shuttle operators.

From McCommon’s start, he not only rebuilt and expanded the company’s fleet but did so with only new coaches engineered with the latest features — a strategic tactic that distinguishes Cline from any competitor and bolsters its bottom line. In his words, “That’s because everybody wants to ride on the new motorcoaches.”

Today the company promises it will match or beat a comparable quote and will always provide a 2018 or newer motorcoach.

METRO Publisher George Brennan presented the Motorcoach Operator of the Year award to Cline Tours' team at the 2024 UMA EXPO.  -  Photo: METRO Magazine

METRO Publisher George Brennan presented the Motorcoach Operator of the Year award to Cline Tours' team at the 2024 UMA EXPO.

Photo: METRO Magazine

METRO’s Award Returns to UMA EXPO

For more than 20 years, METRO has honored the best in the industry at UMA’s EXPO.

After a brief hiatus, METRO returned to this year’s EXPO in Raleigh as part of our motorcoach awards relaunch.

Last month in Nashville, METRO honored Lakewood, Colo.’s All Aboard America Holdings Inc. with the Innovative Operator of the Year at the American Bus Association’s 2024 Marketplace.

 

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Alex Roman

Alex Roman

Executive Editor

Alex Roman is Executive Editor of METRO Magazine — the only magazine serving the public transit and motorcoach industries for more than 100 years.

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