For a family of four, a trip across the country may prove daunting. Long car rides with little leg space, cramped seating with little ability to move around, feeling all the bumps and potholes in the road, all put a strain on the passengers’ bodies.
Because of these challenges, and the cost and time required to drive oneself across the country, some travelers in America are turning to an age-old method of travel that combines comfort with enjoyment; the possibility of enjoying the locales and scenery of the country while avoiding the hassle of traveling through it and the stress of driving.
Forms of motorcoaches have been around since the early 1800s, when horse-drawn motorcoaches would move people from place to place and city to city. Today, motorcoaches account for more than 750 million trips annually and generates more than $55 billion annually in economic transactions.
The benefits of bus travel are straightforward when it comes to a healthier environment. Motorcoaches:
- Are three times more efficient in reducing CO2 output when compared to commuter rail.
- And are six times more efficient than transit buses.
- Emit the least carbon dioxide footprint when compared to all other forms of travel.
Motorcoaches and the chartered bus provide a great deal of economic benefit to local communities as well. For instance, a single motorcoach staying just one night at a local community can generate over $11,000 for that community in terms of lodging, meals, and other spending. In fact, the motorcoach industry generates employment for over 700,000 people.
For those looking to travel in comfort with a group of people, a chartered bus may be a good investment.
A chartered bus operates like a standard bus but is chartered by an individual of group of people to go to a specific destination. A chartered bus offers space, such as leg space, and the ability to move during a trip. It, like other types of buses, enables a passenger to enjoy the trip rather than being hamstrung by road worries or weather worries.
A chartered bus or motor coach may have other benefits that a simple car trip would sorely lack. A passenger on a chartered bus may be able to travel comfortably on a bus and even have access to wifi on a bus. Often, motor coaches have reclining seats, and these often contribute to the ease of bus travel and the comfort on board a bus.
It is important to note that while a chartered bus has a great deal of benefits for the average traveler, the economic benefits of the motor coach industry filter into industries such as lodging, restaurants, and general tourism. Every dollar invested in new motorcoaches leads to an additional $1.65 spent in other industries, which leads to a total of $1.2 billion spent on tour and travel each year.
For that family of four, making that trip across the country in a cramped vehicle, a chartered bus may prove to be a better fit.