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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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Breweries, Wineries and a Gorilla Outside Charlottesville, VA


The Blue Ridge Mountains are a breath-taking sight and provide limitless opportunities for group travel experiences. For groups curious to sample some of Virginia’s own wine and beer, you’ll be hard-pressed for a more convenient route than the Nelson 151 Trail outside of Charlottesville, VA.

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Planning a Group Travel Itinerary Efficiently


Chances are you found us looking to rent a bus, but our resource-rich directory doesn’t stop there! Let’s take a look at how the BusRates.com directory is growing to be more than your transportation partner and is poised to be a powerful group travel assistant.

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Trolley Bus Rentals for Weddings, Parties, Groups


Trolleys are a beloved vehicle for group transportation. Popular in New York, Chicago, Portland, San Antonio and many other eclectic cities, trolleys provide shuttling with theming and style. Trolleys, as listed on BusRates.com, are rubber-tired buses designed to resemble old-style streetcars or trams.

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Top 15 Complaints You Can Avoid in Charter Bus Rental


Since 2008, BusRates.com has collected reviews from charter customers based on their experiences when renting buses from the companies listed in our directory. For this article, we’ve broken out the spreadsheets and calculators and analyzed the reviews to dig up statistics on the state of the industry.

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WiFi, 110v Outlets, and More New, Cool Bus Amenities


How’s a group planner to know what lies behind that metal chassis exterior and determine what luxurious amenities lay wait inside? Count on BusRates.com to give you a quick overview of a company’s equipment, and before booking, confirm details or ask for photos.

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