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Christmas Travel By Bus and Holiday Family Travel Ideas


Check out some of these fun ideas for Christmas travel that you can get onboard with alongside family, friends, or the kindhearted goodwill of strangers.

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Can You Drink Beer, Wine or Liquor on a Charter Bus?


Renting a minibus, limo bus, party bus or other bus type is a great way to keep your group safe while in transit. Even for smaller groups of a dozen passengers, renting a minibus can make more sense than driving individually. A question we sometimes receive at BusRates.com is, “Can you drink alcohol on a charter bus?”

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Get the Best Deal on Group Hotel Reservations


The hotels suggested by the operators listed in the BusRates.com directory are specifically looking to serve travel and tour groups. What kind of special treatment can these hotels offer your group? Let’s take a look…

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How Refurbished Coaches Compare to New


Model years for cars aren’t a fair comparison to model years for motorcoaches. You may have put mileage for one or two cross-country trips on your car, but motorcoaches do long haul weekly.

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Questions to Ask Before Renting a Bus


These questions should provide peace of mind and security when booking with a motorcoach operator, and to help avoid any unexpected surprises. Let’s get started.

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Bus Brokers Can be Bad for Charter Rental Customers


The broker model is to take the customer’s request and pair them up with an appropriate bus operator. However, things began to get out of hand as some unscrupulous brokers began to take advantage of bus operators. That’s why we partner with local bus operators who work with you directly.

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Affordable Bus Rental for Groups – School Buses


School buses are suitable for many group types. Dress up the bus a bit for wedding transportation, or take the bus downtown to your favorite watering holes for a pub crawl.

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Snacks for Motorcoach Group Travel


There’s something special about a long trip on the road: watching the landscape go by across new places, passing the mile markers into new territories, and rocking out to music mixes. A beloved road trip essential, not to be overlooked, of course, is the snacks.

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Emerald Coast, Florida Hotspots for Group Travel


Formally known as the “Playground of the Gulfcoast” and later dubbed the “Miracle Strip,” the 100-mile stretch of scenic Highway 98 that features fabulous motels, hotels and nightspots between Pensacola and Panama City is now known most commonly as the “Emerald Coast.” Check out the top spots for charter bus groups!

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Top 10 Things to Know when Renting a Bus


Get out your lined paper and #2 pencils, class, because this is a lecture to give you the knowledge you need before chartering a bus. If you’re new to charter bus travel in general, listen up; this prep work will make embarking upon your mission to rent a charter bus a breeze.

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