Escot Bus Lines http://escotbuslines.com Charter Bus Rental - Tampa Bay, Orlando Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:40:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6.1 Escot hosts GPN’s 17th meeting in Clearwater Beach, FL http://escotbuslines.com/escot-hosts-gpns-17th-meeting-in-clearwater-beach-fl/ http://escotbuslines.com/escot-hosts-gpns-17th-meeting-in-clearwater-beach-fl/#comments Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:40:20 +0000 Brian http://escotbuslines.com/?p=5790 IMG_0037

Escot Bus Lines was proud to hose GPN’s 17th meeting at the Sheraton Sand Key in Clearwater Beach. This is only the second opportunity the United States has been able to host the meeting since the group’s inception in 2006. This was a combined meeting with GPN and the International Motorcoach Group’s (IMG) Focus 25 Sales Group. Over 60 particpants representing 30 difference countries from as far away as Russia, France, Germany, Turkey, and Denmark – to name a few – met for 2 days and developed strategy on international marketing, technology and the sharing of business opportunities. Furthermore, the group was treated to a special private tour of the Clearwater Aquarium and dinner at the Island Way Grille. Pinellas County, Clearwater and the area beaches are the main benefactors of this meeting as the attendees were extremely impressed with the area which opens up the door for future business opportunities.

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New Additions to the Fleet http://escotbuslines.com/new-additions-to-the-fleet/ http://escotbuslines.com/new-additions-to-the-fleet/#comments Wed, 01 Jan 2014 16:20:54 +0000 Brian http://escotbuslines.com/?p=5766 IMGP9815
Escot just took delivery for two 2014 Van Hool TX45 motor coaches. The new model was recently unveiled and has lots of new features. The exterior has been restyled from the former T2145 body design. The driver’s area has been completely restyled, with a new “joystick” control for many of the coaches’ systems. Each is equipped with wheelchair lift and configured for 56 passengers. Each will be wrapped with scenes of the Tampa Bay area.IMGP9807

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Escot attends World Travel Market http://escotbuslines.com/escot-attends-world-travel-market/ http://escotbuslines.com/escot-attends-world-travel-market/#comments Wed, 20 Nov 2013 20:40:47 +0000 Brian http://escotbuslines.com/?p=5745 Escot’s Sales and Marketing Director, Rodd Zeitler recently attended World Travel Market in London. Pictured here with our Global Passenger Network colleagues. IMG_5199

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Escot Now TSX Approved. http://escotbuslines.com/escot-now-tsx-approved/ http://escotbuslines.com/escot-now-tsx-approved/#comments Thu, 14 Nov 2013 20:26:04 +0000 Brian http://escotbuslines.com/?p=5742 Escot recently received documentation that we are now approved by Transportation Safety Exchange.  Transportation Safety Exchange (TSX) investigates, reports and monitors the safety of motor carriers in North America.  Their comprehensive, on-site  reviews are supported by ongoing performance analysis, making TSX Approval the standard of excellence for passenger and freight motor carriers.  Along with our “satisfactory” rating from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and our “1″ rating from the U.S. Department of Defense, you can rest assured you are traveling with one of the safest companies.

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For more information on Transportation Safety Exchange, visit https://www.transportationsafetyexchange.com/about/index.php.

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Escot attends Global Passenger Network Meeting http://escotbuslines.com/escot-attends-global-passenger-network-meeting/ http://escotbuslines.com/escot-attends-global-passenger-network-meeting/#comments Thu, 07 Nov 2013 19:35:23 +0000 Brian http://escotbuslines.com/?p=5720 Escot Bus Lines attended the Global Passenger Network (GPN) meeting recently in Luxembourg hosted by member bus and coach operator Emile-Weber. Important discussions took place relative to expanding the network to include high quality bus and coach operators in more member countries. The GPN Family is very pleased to welcome Zarb Coaches Ltd from Malta into the group. GPN Group Photo Luxembourg

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New Frequent Rider Reward Program! http://escotbuslines.com/new-frequent-rider-reward-program/ http://escotbuslines.com/new-frequent-rider-reward-program/#comments Wed, 14 Aug 2013 16:39:40 +0000 Brian http://escotbuslines.com/?p=5540 Ace in the Hole cardVery soon, the driver on your trip to Seminole Hard Rock Casino will have a brand new “Ace in the Hole” Frequent Rider Reward Program card for you.  Earn a free ride to Hard Rock!  Here are the highlights of the program:

  • Get your card and sign the front.
  • Each time you pay and ride, present your card to your driver for validation.
  • Once you have 12 valid stamps on your card, your 13th ride is free!
  • Get another card and start collecting stamps again!

Now the fine print…

  • Card MUST be signed and only signer may get credit for paid rides.
  • Customer is responsible for getting the card stamped by the driver as they board/pay.  (No makeup stamps if you didn’t have your card with you on a previous trip.)
  • No credit for lost cards.
  • One validation per card/person each ride.  (No stamps for the day before’s ride or the friend you brought along…the friend is welcome to start a new card.)
  • Program subject to change at any time.

Thanks for riding with Escot Bus Lines!

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Escot Riders Have Been Winners! http://escotbuslines.com/escot-riders-have-been-winners/ http://escotbuslines.com/escot-riders-have-been-winners/#comments Wed, 24 Jul 2013 11:34:36 +0000 Brian http://escotbuslines.com/?p=5482 Of the 22 daily drawings held in the month of July at Seminole Hard Rock Casino, 12 Escot riders have each won $1,000 in free play!  When you arrive at Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa by bus, you can scan your Players Card for a chance at the daily drawing.  Only arriving bus passengers are entered in the drawing.  Winners’ names are posted in the bus lobby and contacted by phone.  Winners do not need to be present to win and have up to 30 days to claim their prize.

In addition, check out these events, offers and activities currently available at Hard Rock for July:

Mondays  Classic Rockers in Fresh Harvest.  For those 55 and better, enjoy $9.99 lunch all day, plus Million Dollar Mondays (10 – $1,000 Free Play winners per hour, $100,000 weekly free play giveaway).

Tuesdays  “Two – for” Tuesdays.  Two-for-one lunch in Fresh Harvest, two-for-one dessert in the Green Room, two-for-one Hard Rock Café draft beer, two-for-one Rise Bakery specialty coffee drinks.

Wednesdays  three $500.00 cash winners every hour from 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Grand Prize drawings at 9:30 PM for jet skis, boats, motorcycles and cars.

Every day, riders receive a PlayPass booklet with dollars-off on food and beverage, percentage off in the Hard Rock logo store and more.

Give a call to our friendly reservations staff at 855-GO-ESCOT (855-463-7268) to make your reservation.  (Please note a minimum of 10 advance reservations is required in order for routes to operate.)

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Pinellas County Rider Wins $1,000 Free Play!! http://escotbuslines.com/pinellas-county-rider-wins-1000-free-play/ http://escotbuslines.com/pinellas-county-rider-wins-1000-free-play/#comments Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:08:13 +0000 Brian http://escotbuslines.com/?p=5446 casinoAn Escot Bus Lines passenger won $1,000 in free play in the drawing on Tuesday, June 5, 2013 at Seminole Hard Rock Casino.  June 1, the casino started distributing PlayPass Ride & Play booklets to guests arriving by charter/line run bus.  Sunday through Tuesday, each person who receives a PlayPass booklet has a chance at the daily drawing for $1,000 in free play.  This drawing is only for guests arriving by charter or line run bus.  Winners do not need to be present to win and have up to 30 days to claim their prize.

Congratulations!  May many more Escot riders have the same good fortune!

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Two New Additions! http://escotbuslines.com/two-new-additions/ http://escotbuslines.com/two-new-additions/#comments Wed, 08 May 2013 16:49:56 +0000 Brian http://escotbuslines.com/?p=5371 Escot Bus Lines recently took delivery of two new 2013 Van Hool C2045 luxury coaches. As our International Motorcoach Group Operator of the Year coach has been so popular (see an earlier news article about that story!), 8689 and 8690 have been wrapped with the same scenes from the Tampa Bay area.

Each of these coaches is equipped with Detroit Diesel’s latest, cleanest engine. The coaches also feature integrated seat belts, DVD/CD player as well as many other amentities. These coaches also feature a lane-drift warning system for the driver.8690

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Escot Bus Lines attends Global Passenger Network Meeting in San Sebastian, Spain http://escotbuslines.com/escot-bus-lines-attends-global-passenger-network-meeting-in-san-sebastian-spain/ http://escotbuslines.com/escot-bus-lines-attends-global-passenger-network-meeting-in-san-sebastian-spain/#comments Tue, 02 Apr 2013 20:54:15 +0000 Brian http://escotbuslines.com/?p=5360 JAZ__351612

Bus and coach representatives from over 25 countries met in beautiful San Sebastian to plan future sales initiatives and better collaboration. Thank you to Irizar for being such gracious hosts!

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