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Greyhound taps airline pricing models to boost profit
Bloomberg
Greyhound, the iconic U.S. bus brand, has turned to pricing models used by the airline industry as it seeks a ticketing system capable of boosting profitability by charging more for travel during peak periods. FirstGroup Plc, the U.K. company that owns Greyhound, will spend as much $40 million on computerized yield-management technology to replace Greyhound's flat-rate charging plan, and has engaged a U.S. carrier to help with the design, Chief Executive Officer Tim O'Toole said.
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How can Canada attract more international tourists?
The Huffington Post
In the face of relentless competition and staggering budget cuts, the Canadian Tourism Commission has deployed a strategy that involves provincial and municipal tourism boards and agencies focusing on traditional markets like the United States. On the federal level, the CTC is pushing all of its efforts toward attracting consumers from Brazil, India, China, and Australia — nations where revenue potential is immense. The economies of Brazil, India and China are going to continue to grow and their citizens will travel farther afield, and Canada has an opportunity to ensure consistent travel from those populations.
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London sports marketer offering big rides for big games
Metro News
Londoner Greg Matthison has launched a service aimed at solving transportation and parking issues at sporting events. The local sports marketer is offering sports trips for less than $100. Matthison says his newest venture, BigGameRoadTrips.ca, will save sports enthusiasts "a lot of money and a lot of headaches." Starting with a Major League Baseball match between the Toronto Blue Jays and Detroit Tigers on July 1, BigGame is providing motor coach bus rides to and from high-profile sporting events.
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$226M Queensway widening project begins
Ottawa Business Journal
Construction crews have started widening Highway 417 from Nicholas Street to the Split, which will include adding an additional lane in each direction as well as replacing bridges at Lees Avenue, Vanier Parkway and Belfast Road. The extra lane will be used for buses over the next few years while the Transitway is converted to rail.
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Cruising Canada's inside passage
The Economic Times
Canada Place is in the heart of Vancouver, so sightseeing is a breeze. Grab a cab, hop on a tour bus or even walk or cycle to the seaside wilderness of Stanley Park, the cobbled streets of historic Gastown or the galleries and shops of Granville Island.

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Ontario Northland Transportation Commission turns down Battalion
North Bay Nugget
North Bay Battalion is shopping for a charter bus service after the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission turned away a lucrative contract to carry the team. "It's a huge disappointment," said Battalion president Mike Griffin.

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OMCA response to North Bay Nugget article 'ONTC turns down Battalion'
OMCA
Following the publication of the North Bay Nugget article regarding the ONTC, OMCA President Doug Switzer wrote the author of the article to respond to the story. In his email he told the reporter that: "For a number of years private operators have been raising concerns about ONTC's charter business which operates in direct competition with them."

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Roadcheck 2013 to emphasize motor coach inspections
Leisure Group Travel
Roadcheck 2013, a cooperative program between the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and state and provincial transportation departments in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, is scheduled for June 4–6. In this 72-hour period, trained and certified officers will inspect tens of thousands of commercial vehicles and their drivers. This year's theme for Roadcheck is "Enhancing Truck and Bus Safety Throughout North America," and there will be increased emphasis on motorcoach inspections and traffic enforcement.
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ParkBus stops on the Bruce Peninsula
Bayshore Broadcasting News
Busloads of tourists from Toronto are expected to visit the region this summer via ParkBus, a non-for-profit motor-coach company. They have just added shuttle service to the Bruce Peninsula, with confirmed stops in Lions Head, Cyprus Lake and Tobermory.
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Tourism: Niagara's economic backbone
St. Catharines Standard
Revenue at Niagara Falls hotels has remained steady since 2007, when earnings reached an all-time high of more than $400 million, according to the yearly Smith Travel Research reports. The American-based company tracks supply-and-demand data for the hotel industry in North America. In 2012, revenue was at $370 million, a jump from 1999 when it was $256 million. "The city is now a pretty sophisticated place with an eclectic mix of specific products and brands," said Doug Birell, president of Canadian Niagara Hotels, which owns nine major hotels in the Fallsview tourist area.
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Megabus announces summer sale
Boston.com
Express bus company Megabus announced a summer sale with nearly 90,000 seats available for $5 and $9 for 28 cities across the country next month. "Megabus.com offers fares from $1 on every trip," says Mike Alvich, megabus.com vice president of marketing and public relations.
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