Each year a small group of friends and I go away to nearby states and we will always look to charter a bus for the journey. There are so many benefits to doing this such as bringing the price down, the fact that nobody has to drive and the added advantage of being together for the whole trip. We have recently tried to book up again for this year and have noticed that the average charter bus rates have seriously fallen.
We have been paying more or less the same each and every year for the last 5, so what is it exactly that has made these prices fall as low as they have? Let’s take a look.
Getting Back on Their Feet
There is absolutely no doubt that the last year has crippled so much of the travel and leisure community and that is one of the reasons that so many companies are looking to slash prices to get customers back. There is a general understanding that drastic measures like this are necessary in order to drive forward tourism and that is why we are seeing falling rates throughout the bus charter industry.
Reading the Environment
Another key point to make here is that so many people have faced a harsh year economically and that has been caused as a result of job losses and business closures. This is again why companies like those who offer bus rentals are bringing prices down. In reality this is a case of being sensitive to the customer and trying to give them an option which they can afford. We are seeing so many people who are traveling differently because of their financial situation and this is what has forced many companies to seek to bring down prices for them.
New Way of Traveling
Now the fact that air travel and international travel is far less common than it was pre-pandemic could certainly be a reason for these companies to up their prices. The reality however is that low prices do bring in customers and bus charter companies are recognizing this. As people adapt to a more local and domestic form of travel, bus charter rental companies understand perfectly that they have a great market to seize here.
Looking to Survive
Whilst it has ben a challenging year for these companies, those not in debt have not exactly been spending much over the last 12 months. This is why they are now simply looking to survive and find ways in which they can keep the business moving forward. Prices reflect the fact that they are now simply looking to keep the business moving forward, rather than actively trying to make big profits. There has been this kind of shift in attitudes across many industries of late, and here again we see companies looking to offer a great service and are happy to trim their costs slightly in order to do so.
This is a great option for anyone looking to go traveling this year.