Articles tagged “greyhound”

Transport

Greyhound Owner Avoids Board’s Dismissal, Eyes Break Up of Assets

FirstGroup Plc doesn't know what to do about its situation. To the writer's point, it would be best for Greyhound to leave the UK and focus on the North American market where margins remain solid. As a company that has recently rejected a sale and force out of its board of directors, it has no other choice.

Greyhound Owner Avoids Board’s Dismissal, Eyes Break Up of Assets

Rail

Greyhound Up for Sale as Owner Bows to Investor Pressure

It didn't take long for activist investor Coast Capital to get its way. Let's see who wants to buy Greyhound.

Greyhound Up for Sale as Owner Bows to Investor Pressure

Rental Cars

Greyhound Struggles as Travelers Prefer Flights to Bus Rides

Ridesharing and low-cost carriers alike have contributed to the decline of Greyhound, which boasts an aging fleet and outdated brand identity.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.

Greyhound Struggles as Travelers Prefer Flights to Bus Rides

Rail

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

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?

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

Media and PR

Top 10 Most Popular Travel Brands on YouTube in June

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.

Top 10 Most Popular Travel Brands on YouTube in June

Rental Cars

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

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.

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

Rail

Greyhound and Megabus Competition Tightens on Long-Distance Bus Travel

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.

Greyhound and Megabus Competition Tightens on Long-Distance Bus Travel

Rail

Budget bus lines spur Greyhound to improve service, upgrade fleet

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.

Budget bus lines spur Greyhound to improve service, upgrade fleet

Rental Cars

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

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.

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

Airlines

Greyhound to mimic airlines and charge more during peak travel periods

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.

Greyhound to mimic airlines and charge more during peak travel periods