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National Parks Re-Open during Government Shutdown


With national parks in many states essential to the livelihood of travel and tourist-friendly communities, states are now taking matters into their own hands to lessen hardship for its local economies by footing the bill and re-opening the parks. 

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Holiday Group Travel Planning


Believe it or not we are less than a hundred days out from Christmas. So, now is the time to finalize travel plans and group travel offerings in conjunction with Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year.

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Group Planner: U.S. Gov’t Shutdown Affects Charters, Group Travel


The shuttering of popular tourist destinations such as Yellowstone, the Smithsonian, and Gettysburg battlefield will negatively affect plans of charter operators and tour groups in varying degrees from minor speed bumps to complete road blocks.

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Group Trip Social Media Usage


What are your ideas for using social media to enhance your group travel? Tell us on the BusRates.com Facebook page and keep the conversation going.

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Group Planner: Top 10 Group Travel Destinations


Sometimes there’s nothing better than a list. There’s the list you get when looking for a charter bus on BusRates.com. Or the list of great restaurants our directory pulls together when you search here.

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Group Planner: Fall Foliage Tours


The best part is the spectacular changing of the colors isn’t confined to just New England. You and your group travelers can see the fall leaves from coast-to-coast. Let’s take a look at the peak predictions or places to see the Fall Foliage show.

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Group Planner: Going Green


Did you know that group travel by charter bus is a great way to offer travelers a green option for their vacation, too? It’s amazing the impact a group can have by wanting to have a fun vacation by hitting the road in a motorcoach.

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Group Planner: Seat Belts on Motorcoaches and Tour Buses


Each year more than 750-million passengers board more than 35,000 motorcoaches, making it one of the safest modes of transportation. In the next year, we anticipate the Department of Transportation to hand down regulations to further enhance the industry’s current strong standards.

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Group Planner: New York City in Autumn and Winter


Magic becomes redefined in New York City as the Big Apple puts on a spectacular display to transition from fall to the winter holidays, followed by the ushering in of a new year. When planning group travel, it’s hard to resist gathering a group and heading to the city that never sleeps in November and December.

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Group Planner: Agenda of Attractions for Travelers


When planning your group’s travel agenda, it might be easy to take a cookie-cutter approach and think that if it worked for my family of four, it will work for 60 or more. But consider these attractions that are built for group travelers.

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