Greyhound appoints three executives to help capture the $15 billion a year charter and tour business in North America
DALLAS (July 12, 2000) -- Greyhound Lines appointed three new executives to help lead its aggressive expansion plans for its new business initiative, Greyhound Charter and Tours. The company is rolling out new product offerings this fall, which will include package trips across North America.
Philip Broderick is appointed director, customer service, operations and product development. His extensive knowledge in the charter and tour business will help lead the company's product development. Broderick is also responsible for the Charter and Tour arm for Greyhound Canada Transportation Corporation (GCTC) in western Canada, Gray Line in Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler and Laidlaw Banff, as well as new product development in North America. He is a 22-year veteran in the charter and tour business. Most recently, Broderick was the former director of Shore Operations for Holland America where he was responsible for all landwide operations.
Alan La Barge is appointed vice president of the eastern region of Greyhound Canada including GCTC in eastern Canada and Gray Line in Toronto and Ottawa. La Barge was the former vice president of operations for Voyager Colonial Limited in Ottawa.
Bryan O'Connell is appointed general manager, charter and tours, of southern California based in the Los Angeles area. O'Connell has 11-years of experience in the business. Most recently he was the former vice president of sales and marketing for Destinations America, where he was responsible for the strategic development of sales and marketing.
"Quality service is the foundation for the Charter and Tour initiative," said Gordon Barr, senior vice president, charter and tours. "The appointment of these three executives will create a management structure dedicated to quality and growth."
The organization expects to triple its annual revenues in just three years. Most of its growth will be internal, with a dedicated fleet, and expansion of the products and services it currently offers. In Canada, the company operates several stand-alone charter and tour companies in the most popular tourist destinations.
Greyhound Charter and Tours recently announced three acquisitions, Hotard Coaches of New Orleans, the leading tour operator in the southeast; Penetang Midland Coach Lines (PMCL), one of the largest charter and tour operators in Toronto offering boat and casino tours; and Chatham Coaches in Toronto and Windsor, Ontario.
"These acquisitions, along with our new executive team, puts us on the road to offering exciting sightseeing and intermodel travel packages to North America's major tourist destinations," said Barr.
Greyhound Lines, Inc. 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 charter and tour services throughout North America and package and courier express service, 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.