News Release

News Release

Media Contact: Kim Plaskett
972-789-7204
Roy Asfar, Veterans Advantage
203-422-2526
 
Greyhound Partners With Veterans Advantage to Offer Travel Discounts to Veterans, Active Duty Military and Their Families
 
DALLAS (Nov. 29, 2004) – Now active duty military, National Guard, Reservists, veterans and their family members can get a 15-percent discount on Greyhound walk-up and online fares, thanks to a new program created specifically for them. To provide this travel discount, Greyhound partnered with Veterans Advantage, a nationwide program founded in February 2001 to honor America’s veterans.

Membership cards are purchased through Veterans Advantage and are available to those who have served at any time in any branch of the United States Armed Forces. To get the discount, a member can either provide their card at any participating Greyhound location or enter the card number on the company’s Web site when purchasing tickets.

“We wanted to give something back to those who have served our country,” said Stephen E. Gorman, president and CEO, Greyhound Lines, Inc. “The card program provides us with a way to honor veterans for all they have done to preserve our way of life.”

Veterans Advantage Cards can be ordered 24 hours a day at www.veteransadvantage.com or by calling 1-866-838-7392. Renewals are automatic as a convenient feature for members.

“We are excited to partner with Greyhound, the country’s leader in bus travel and a great American brand,” said Scott Higgins, founder, Veterans Advantage. “As we recognized and acknowledged those who served on November 11 -- Veterans Day -- we deeply appreciate Greyhound Lines’ year-round commitment and ongoing support of military service to the country through our program.”

Some restrictions apply on all Greyhound discount programs. Please visit www.greyhound.com for details.

Greyhound is the largest North American provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,300 destinations with 18,000 daily departures across the continent. The company also provides Greyhound PackageXpress (GPX), as well as Greyhound Travel Services including vacation packages, charters, sightseeing and shore services. For fare and schedule information and to buy tickets call 1-800-231-2222 or visit the Web site at www.greyhound.com.

Veterans Advantage is the largest nationwide card membership program delivering new recognition and rewards for U.S. Military Veterans, Active Duty Military, National Guard, Reservists and their families. The membership program provides special offers and money-saving benefits to thank them for their service to the country. Members are eligible for valuable offers from hundreds of corporate partner offers. To view the list of Veterans Advantage partners or enroll in the program, visit www.veteransadvantage.com or call toll-free 1-866-VET-REWARDS. AOL Keyword: Veterans Advantage.

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