DALLAS, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, Greyhound is gearing up for one of the busiest travel periods of the year. The company is expecting to transport more than half a million customers during the Thanksgiving holiday week, across its network of more than 2,300 destinations. And with 80 percent of Greyhound's fleet comprised of modern, enhanced buses featuring the sleek blue and silver exterior, customers will experience a relaxing trip with free Wi-Fi, power outlets at every seat, leather seats and extra legroom.
Travelers riding Greyhound can take comfort knowing they will not face many of the aggravations commonly associated with holiday travel given Greyhound's highest on-time departure rate in the travel industry – 90 percent. In addition to Greyhound's record as one of the safest intercity bus companies in the United States, customers are assured they can relax comfortably on their ride home for the holidays.
"We're pleased to feature state-of-the-art amenities to make our customers' travel experience more comfortable both during this travel season and throughout the year," said Dave Leach, president and CEO, Greyhound. "We recognize there is a demand for affordable, premium transportation, and Greyhound has really made strides to provide a top-notch service. Our newer fleet complements the many improvements we've introduced recently and reestablishes that we offer the highest level of service nobody else in the business can match."
Other innovations the transportation leader has introduced this year to improve customers' experience include the installation of self-service ticketing kiosks at more than 20 major terminals, nearly 60 Wi-Fi enabled terminals, the introduction of the company's book on-line/pay with cash service and the launch of The Hound, Greyhound's official blog featuring the company's latest news, travel deals, and regularly featured destinations and attractions.
Greyhound offers everyday competitive pricing for all its routes, especially with Greyhound Express, the company's popular premium non-stop service between major cities, which now covers more than a third of the company's North American network. Customers can buy their ticket online to take advantage of discount pricing, print their ticket at home, or pick it up at a self-service ticketing kiosk, and know a guaranteed seat is waiting for them. Additionally, customers who book Greyhound Express tickets can relax in private waiting areas, protected from the elements in a secure environment, with a dedicated guest services specialist to provide an extra level of customer assistance.
For fare and schedule information and to purchase tickets, visit www.greyhound.com.
Greyhound is the largest North American provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,800 destinations across the continent. The company also provides Greyhound Package Express (GPX) and charter services. For fare and schedule information and to buy tickets call 1-800-231-2222 or visit the website at www.greyhound.com. For the latest news and travel deals, follow GreyhoundBus on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GreyhoundBus, Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GreyhoundBus, or follow our new blog, The Hound, at www.bloggreyhound.com.