Glenelg, MD: Eyre Bus, Tour & Travel launched its new FieldTripMaker.com website to make planning student field trips easier and faster for teachers, administrators, church groups, homeschool groups, etc. As simple as 1-2-3, teachers can pick the date/time, destination, and itinerary for their trips. Within one business day, an Eyre Tour Professional returns a comprehensive price quote to the teachers. Eyre’s service arranges all the details, including transportation, meals, guided tours, and attractions for field trips of any duration. “This is exactly the kind of service I’ve been looking for” said Katie Noecker, a special education teacher in Howard County. “Our time is already very stretched, and fieldtripmaker.com makes everything go so smoothly.”
This innovative service earned a “Best Idea” honor at the annual International Motor Coach Group, Inc. (IMG) Strategic Alliance Meeting held in Branson, MO in July. The honor is voted on by other motor coach companies throughout the United States. FieldTripMaker.com was also voted Most Innovative New Concept at the meeting, as well. The site was launched in late August 2009.
Eyre is a third-generation, family-owned business that recently celebrated its 62nd anniversary. It began with the purchase of a single school bus in 1947 and has grown to a 150-employee firm operating charters and tours throughout North America. Eyre is a one-call provider accommodating all travel needs, including: airport transfers, hotel, motor coach, package tours, tickets, tour guides, and anything else needed for travel. www.Eyre.com
The International Motorcoach Group, Inc. is a private consortium consisting of nearly 60 of the industry’s elite motor coach companies operating in the U.S and Canada. IMG boasts safety, quality, customer service and first-rate supplier partners prepared to make travel experiences second to none. IMG is composed of independently-owned charter and tour companies that have created a network of travel services. The Owners/Shareholders of IMG operate more than 7,000 vehicles in North America. As an industry leader, IMG has developed one of the transportation industry's most comprehensive motor coach driver training programs. The program is mandatory for all IMG Shareholders Companies. www.IMGcoach.com
Eyre Bus, Tour & Travel is an Exclusive member of IMG. To be part of this elite network, an operator must meet stringent standards of performance in the areas of safety, customer service, equipment, cleanliness, and reputation. Eyre’s fleet of 47- and 55-passenger luxury coaches are the standard in first-class travel, equipped with all the amenities. Smaller groups can ride in safety and comfort aboard their 28-passenger mini-coaches or Eyre’s Executive Lounge Coach