|The Eyre family and Staff in front of the trophy bus.|
The International Motor Coach Group (IMG) has named Eyre Bus, Tour & Travel its 2008 Operator of the Year. The honor, which was presented at a ceremony at George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate, is awarded by industry peers to the operator who meets the highest standards in customer service, equipment quality & cleanliness, and industry leadership.
Company President, Ron Eyre, said: “to be chosen by our peers as the best throughout the U.S. and Canada is a tremendous, humbling honor”. He added: “we had no idea this was coming – they actually took one of our buses without our knowledge and wrapped it with graphics that pay tribute to America’s best-known travel destinations, so now we have a traveling trophy.”
Eyre is a three-generation, family-owned business that recently celebrated its 61st 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.
The International Motor Coach 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