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ABA Motorcoach Sales Report Sees Another Strong Quarter

Posted on November 7, 2018
Motorcoaches were prevelant at this year's LCT East show (Photo: Lexi Tucker)

Motorcoaches were prevelant at this year's LCT East show (Photo: Lexi Tucker)

The American Bus Association Foundation released its third quarter 2018 Motorcoach Builder Survey. Based on surveys of the major motorcoach manufacturers that sell vehicles in the United States and Canada, motorcoach sales from the participating manufacturers saw strong quarter over the same quarter in 2017. For the third quarter, 2018 sales came to 732 units versus 700 units in 2017, leading to a 4.6% increase in sales.

While there was a dip in sales in the 30- to 45-foot motorcoach sales, 45-foot motorcoach sales saw another quarter of double-digit growth with 484 units sold, a 17.5% growth over the third quarter in 2017.

“These sales numbers show what our members have been saying over the past two years – business is good,” says ABA Foundation President Peter Pantuso. “More people are traveling by motorcoach and the industry is responding by upgrading inventory and adding more amenities that passengers now come to expect when they step on a motorcoach.”

About the ABA Foundation

The American Bus Association Foundation (ABAF) is the scholarship and research arm of the motorcoach, tour and travel industry. The largest non-profit in motorcoach group travel, the ABAF distributes $100,000 a year in scholarships to industry families and invests in research to demonstrate the important role motorcoach transportation plays in society. https://www.buses.org/aba-foundation

Source: ABA Foundation press release

Related Topics: American Bus Association, buses, motorcoach operators, motorcoaches, onboard amenities, research and trends, vehicle sales

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