Location, location, location.
Picking a city for your convention or trade show is a huge decision. Conferences are scheduled years in advance to make sure that everything is planned and goes off without a hitch. Conference transportation is an essential service and taking time to plan out the logistics of everyone at the show is a must. Many centers suggest vendors through whom you can buy transportation for your attendees and exhibitors, but is that really the best way?
By using the BusRates.com charter bus operator directory, you can search for transportation providers by state or province and city. This allows you to contact the local bus-owner operators in and around the city where you intend to hold your conference. By going local, you can be sure the bus company and drivers will be familiar with the area and be able to shuttle your attendees and guests with ease. A smart driver can maneuver even the biggest motorcoaches around busy convention centers all while providing personable service.
Feel free to call the operators listed on BusRates.com directly. Just click the “Phone Number” text in each bus operator’s profile to view their contact details and phone them directly to discuss your event transportation needs.
If you are curious which cities are on the up and up for holding a trade show, check out this top 10 list courtesy of Cvent, an event management platform. We’ve visited many of these top ten areas and have shared our stories in previous articles in the Charter Partner.
An increase in conferences held in the Midwest has been a trend over the past year, with Chicago taking first place in the rankings. Cities you’d expect, such as Orlando and Las Vegas take the runner-up spots. Atlanta, a major transportation hub, takes 4th place and is actually where the United Motorcoach Association will be hosting its annual Motorcoach EXPO in early 2016 (you bet the BusRates.com team will be on site!). Take a look at the full list:
Find local bus operators that know the area and can make your conference or event transportation needs run smoothly. If you’re a meeting planner and have any questions, feel free to join in the conversation on the BusRates.com Facebook page. We wish you the best when planning convention travel.