The Advantages of Motorcoach Travel
This Page Is Provided by the
United Motorcoach Association.
If cross-country speed is your only concern, America's professional
motorcoach operators admit you need to look elsewhere.. But if you really
want to SEE America; if you want to experience the excitement of its
cities; to feel the glory of its landscape; to share the warmth of America's
communities, it can't be done from 30,000 feet. You should be traveling
by luxury motorcoach.
Just recently, UMA commissioned a survey of hundreds of American households,
asking travelers why they selected individual modes of travel. We don't
think you'll be surprised by their answers, but we do hope that you'll
be reminded of some of the pleasures of travel which you might be missing
now. Believe it or not, getting there should be part of the enjoyment.
Ten reasons why you should take the Motorcoach:
- We do the driving. You're free of the hassles of traffic, roadmaps,
parking and backseat drivers. You're finally free of distractions
and responsibilities; free enough to enjoy the travel while a professional
driver handles the wheel.
- Finally. YOU can see the sights. What good is it to drive through
the scenic mountains and deserts and villages of the Nation if your
entire field of view is a broken white line or the bumper ahead?
In a motorcoach, your own panoramic window is a magic carpet.
- Sleep if you'd like. Today's luxury motorcoach provides you
with stylish and comfortable recliner seats. This is what luxury
travel used to be like.
- Socialize with friends. If you'd rather visit with friends and
fellow travelers, you can do it virtually any time you feel up to
it. There's no better way to meet new acquaintances or to enjoy
the company of old friends than the adventure of travel together.
- Enjoy a movie. Can't sleep? Not up to conversation? In most
cases, you can now enjoy a full-length feature film or videos of
your group's own activities while you travel.
- Save money. There is no more economical way to travel. Period.
You'll be surprised to find that luxury doesn't come at a high price
on today's motorcoach. In most cases, each traveler's share of the
cost of a professional motorcoach will be far less than other modes
of public transportation and even less than private autos. (By the
way, have you ever tried to coordinate the movements of 20 separate
cars for a single trip? Do you want that headache again?)
- Door-to-door service. Your charter coach can go where you are
and take you to where you want to be. There's no substitute for
the tremendous convenience of a motorcoach's door-to-door service.
Nor is there a substitute for the security and peace-of-mind which
comes from that service. You don't have to worry about dark parking
lots in strange cities or shady characters on street corners.
- Consider the environment. Seeing America responsibly also means
leaving the beauty intact for the next visitors. Today's motorcoach
has become both fuel efficient and environmentally-sound. On a per
passenger basis, a modern motorcoach is among the cleanest modes
of transportation in the world. That's especially important when
your group travels through America's majestic National Park system.
- Safety. Safety. Safety. In the world of the professional motorcoach
industry, there is nothing more important than safety. Accident
statistics maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA, part of the USDOT) bear this out year after year.
- You love to be surprised. Frankly, if your last trip by motorcoach
was more than five years ago, you have a treat in store. This isn't
the bus you rode to grammar school or home from college. This isn't
the way you came back from visiting Aunt Agnes. Today's European
style motorcoach is a delight. And as America's professionals, we'll