Greyhound Expects More Than 200,000 Customers to Travel in the U.S. Labor Day Weekend
DALLAS (Sept. 4, 2015) — Greyhound, the largest provider of intercity bus transportation, is gearing up for a busy Labor Day weekend, with more than 200,000 customers expected to travel to more than 2,300 destinations across the United States.
An estimated 35.5 million Americans will hit the road for Labor Day weekend, according to an estimate by the U.S. Travel Association, the trade group for the nation's travel industry.
“We expect the highest demand to be on Friday, Sept. 4 and Monday Sept. 7, as customers travel to and from their holiday and vacation destinations,” said Andy Kaplinsky, chief commercial officer, Greyhound Lines, Inc. “We encourage customers to buy tickets now, to ensure that they get a seat on their desired schedule at the lowest fares.”
Greyhound buses feature modern amenities such as free onboard Wi-Fi, power outlets, guaranteed seating, leather seats and extra legroom. The first bag can be checked for free, with the second bag only $15, allowing customers to save their money during the holiday weekend. Customers also can track the real-time location of their bus and when it will arrive at their destination with Greyhound’s BusTracker feature on mobile and Greyhound.com.
“We want to ensure that our customers’ experience with us this holiday weekend is as hassle-free as possible,” said Kaplinsky. “Customers can simply sit back, relax and enjoy a safe, comfortable ride while traveling on Greyhound for Labor Day weekend.”
To improve customers’ experience, the transportation leader offers self-service ticketing kiosks at major terminals, Wi-Fi at its terminals and a book on-line/pay with cash service. Tickets can be purchased on www.greyhound.com, on the new Greyhound mobile app, by calling 1-800-231-2222 or at company terminals and agencies.
Along with the company’s traditional service, its popular Greyhound Express® service offers direct service between more than 1,000 city pairs in more than 120 major cities, covering more than a third of the company’s North American network. Customers can purchase their ticket at www.mygreyhoundexpress.com, print their ticket at home or pick it up at a self-service ticketing kiosk, and know a guaranteed seat is waiting for them. Additionally, customers who book Greyhound Express tickets can relax in private waiting areas, with a dedicated guest services specialist to provide an extra level of customer assistance.
Greyhound is the largest North American provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,800 destinations across the continent. The company also provides Greyhound Package Express (GPX) and charter services. For fare and schedule information and to buy tickets call 1-800-661-8747 or visit the website at www.greyhound.com. For the latest news and travel deals, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GreyhoundBus, Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GreyhoundBus, follow us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/greyhoundlines, download a high resolution photo at www.bit.ly/GreyhoundBusPhotos, or follow our award-winning blog, The Hound, at http://www.bloggreyhound.com.
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