Articles tagged “greyhound”

Greyhound Struggles as Travelers Prefer Flights to Bus Rides

Greyhound Struggles as Travelers Prefer Flights to Bus Rides

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

Ridesharing and low-cost carriers alike have contributed to the decline of Greyhound, which boasts an aging fleet and outdated brand identity. It'll probably be sold off to a private equity group and saddled with an onerous amount of debt sometime soon.

3 months ago

FlixBus to Take Its Distinct Business Model to the U.S. to Compete With Megabus

FlixBus to Take Its Distinct Business Model to the U.S. to Compete With Megabus

Frank Jordans, Associated Press

A few years ago, higher-quality discount buses cropped up like weeds in the U.S. At first they were a breath of fresh air — we were thrilled to not be dying in a fire on the side of the highway, and there was Wi-Fi. But the novelty wore off and now it's just another jam-packed, snack-stained bus stuck in traffic. Is FlixBus bringing anything new to the table?

5 months ago

Top 10 Most Popular Travel Brands on YouTube in June

Top 10 Most Popular Travel Brands on YouTube in June

Joyce Manalo, Skift

At this point, vacationers have already made their holiday plans. It's good timing to publish videos that entertain as opposed to ones that promote.

4 years ago

CEO Interview: Greyhound’s Boss on Reinventing a 100-Year-Old Brand

CEO Interview: Greyhound’s Boss on Reinventing a 100-Year-Old Brand

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Greyhound had to go outside its brand to find out what today's travelers want and is now incorporating those learnings nation-wide in a customer experience overhaul.

4 years ago

Greyhound and Megabus Competition Tightens on Long-Distance Bus Travel

Greyhound and Megabus Competition Tightens on Long-Distance Bus Travel

Sam McManis, Sacramento Bee

Don't dismiss bus travel as an anachronism: Wi-Fi and power outlets and super-cheap prices are making bus travel an option for both the experiential- and frugal-minded.

5 years ago

Budget bus lines spur Greyhound to improve service, upgrade fleet

Budget bus lines spur Greyhound to improve service, upgrade fleet

Ellen Creager , Detroit Free Press

Megabus (which is owned by Coach USA) and its Greyhound-owned competitor Boltbus have taken the low-cost carrier model to the highways with an interesting twist: The old-school bus companies are learning from the budget lines and improving service overall.

5 years ago

Greyhound adds free Wi-Fi and onboard entertainment, powered by Lufthansa

Greyhound adds free Wi-Fi and onboard entertainment, powered by Lufthansa

Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times

Greyhound is looking to airlines for cues on how to evolve in the 21st century; it first increased fares during peak travel periods and is now digitizing the travel experience, surely a more appreciated advancement.

5 years ago

Greyhound to mimic airlines and charge more during peak travel periods

Greyhound to mimic airlines and charge more during peak travel periods

Andrea Rothman and Robert Wall, Bloomberg

It was only a matter of time before bus companies caught on to airlines’ profit-driving ways, but price plays a large factor for travelers deciding between the two so Greyhound would be foolish to match airlines’ peak prices.

5 years ago