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News Release

Media Contact: Kim Plaskett
972-729-7204

 
Greyhound Anticipates Taking More Than 800,000 People Home For The Thanksgiving Holiday
 
Note to editors: If you're planning on writing a story about Thanksgiving holiday travel, don't forget about Greyhound. With more than 3,700 locations in the U.S. and Canada, we have five times the amount of destinations than Amtrak and the airlines combined. You're invited to visit our terminals to see how more and more people are "going Greyhound."

B-roll footage and slides of buses are available for your unrestricted use. Please call Kristin Parsley (972-789-7204) for details.

November 16, 2000

WHAT

Greyhound is finalizing its preparations for the busy holiday season. Last year during the six-day Thanksgiving holiday, Greyhound carried more than 800,000 passengers, exceeding more than $6 million in sales. It looks like this year will be even more successful.

WHEN

Greyhound has more than 20,000 daily departures in the U.S. and Canada. The

company attributes its success to everyday low fares, frequent departures, no restrictions and a unique capacity-flexible network, where Greyhound will add buses as needed for busy schedules.

HOW

Greyhound has improved its telephone information center and Web site. Passengers can get information about fares and schedules easily either on the company Web site www.greyound.com, or by calling the toll-free number 1-800-231-2222. The average Greyhound ticket costs only $36.

TRAVEL TIPS

We recommend the following travel tips:

  • Call ahead for scheduling and price information or visit the Web site, and ask about travel options.
  • Arrive at the terminal at least an hour prior to your departure
  • Pack your belongings in durable luggage that's properly tagged, inside and out. Carry your valuables, medication and any other important items in a bag with you on the bus.
  • Bring snacks, reading material, radio headsets and a small pillow for your riding enjoyment.
  • On longer trips, ask the agent about meal stops so you can plan your food and beverage needs accordingly.


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