DALLAS (Nov. 10, 2000) - Greyhound, the largest provider of intercity bus travel in North America, is rolling out new products under its business unit, Greyhound Travel Services, at the National Tour Association conference this Friday in Salt Lake City. GTS will offer customers Greyhound Vacations, Charters, Destination Management, Sightseeing and Shore Services, as well as prepackaged tour options for the independent traveler.
"Through the acquisition of several North American companies and a dedicated charter fleet, as well as using our existing Greyhound fleet, we are able to expand our product line within the rapidly growing leisure market," said Gordon Barr, senior vice president, GTS. "We are really in the entertainment business and have expanded offerings of adventure tours, attractions and city packages, so it's a natural progression for us. I'm glad we can offer a wide range of affordable vacation opportunities."
On January 1, 2001, the company will offer Greyhound Vacations - getaway packages throughout North America from New York City to New Orleans, La. to Los Angles to the Pacific Northwest. Packages will range from a single night stay to seven night tours. The independent package tours are created to suit individual customer needs and price ranges.
GTS vacation packages are commissionable to travel agents. Greyhound will also have its own travel and reservation center as of December 5th. Please call 1-800-440-3885 for more information.
Greyhound has been in the charter business for more than 80 years. The company provides charter service to tour operators, athletic teams, convention and trade shows and major universities. Greyhound provides the industry's most qualified team of professionals to deliver dependable and reliable charter service at a competitive rate.
GTS operates several stand-alone charter and tour companies such as Hortard Coaches of New Orleans, Roesch Lines of Southern California and Gray Line units in Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Victoria, British Columbia, Biloxi, Miss., New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La.
For charter information please call 1-800-454-2487, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greyhound Sightseeing packages are available through its Gray Line units including New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Biloxi, Victoria, Vancouver, Ottawa, Toronto and Whistler. A Greyhound branded sightseeing product will be introduced in Southern California.
Tours range from a two-hour Ghosts and Spirits tour in New Orleans' French Quarter for US $18 to Whale Watching on high-speed cruisers in Vancouver, British Columbia for US $99.
Information on Greyhound Sightseeing will be available on December 5th at 1-800-440-3885.
Details about the new Greyhound Destination Management and Shore Services will be available in 2001.
Greyhound is the largest North American provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,700 destinations with 20,000 daily departures across the continent. The company also provides package and courier express service, charter and tour services and food service at certain terminals.
In the U.S., for fare and schedule information call 1-800-231-2222 or visit the Web site at www.greyhound.com.
In Canada, for fare and schedule information call 1-800-661-8747 or visit the Web site at www.greyhound.ca.