Are You Trying to Plan Your Next Family Trip?

Did you know that horse drawn buses were being used as early as the 1820’s? A decade later, in the 1830’s, steam-powered buses were pioneered in England and used in the regular intercity bus services of the country. Fortunately, transportation technology has come a long way since those days. Now coach buses have the convenience of mass transit without the worry from small problems like the smell of horses and the possibility of an malfunctioning steam engine.

According to YouGov, only 23% of Americans were able to take a vacation last year. The reasons vary, but cost seems to be the biggest issue. After all, as NBC News points out, 76% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. However, there are ways to save money and afford a family getaway. Charter bus tours can save your family money and offer many other benefits to your next trip.

  • Reduced Costs

Motorcoaches are one of the most cost-efficient forms of travel in the States, whether you are alone or with your family. Consider that when you take charter bus lines to your destination, you do not have to shoulder the burden of gas costs alone. You are sharing the weight of vehicle rental costs, mileage, and fuel with all of the other passengers.

Reduced costs are one of the main reasons why people make use of chartered buses all across the world. China plays home to the world’s largest charter bus in the form of the Neoplan Jumbocruiser. That bus has three sections, five doors, and fits 300 passengers. Imagine how little costs are when you split the bill 300 ways!

  • Eco-Friendly

Did you know, according to Cohn & Wolfe, 35% of consumers are willing to spend a little bit more on the services they use if they are eco-friendly? Charter bus tours have listened to this increase in demand for energy efficient services. They now offer hybrid electric buses, fuel cell buses, and pure electric vehicles. They also have charter buses that run off natural gas and bio-diesel. Not only can they save you money, but they help save the environment while they do so.

  • You Can See More

Beyond the reduced costs and eco-friendly nature of charter bus tours is their ability to grant you access to things you never would have seen. Take, for example, Detroit. Bus companies specializing in charter bus tours know where all the best sites, restaurants, and entertainment are in the Motor City. They can help you to see the city as it is versus how a tourist might see it. This can help make for a much more interesting family trip.
If you are looking for a cost effective, environmentally conscious way to enjoy a vacation with your family, look no further than chartered bus companies. They can give you those things as they offer an insider’s perspective on your destination of choice. Enjoy your trip!