The Herald-News: Yellowstone, Grand Teton Agree to Vaccination, Testing Rules with Bus Operators

Yellowstone, Grand Teton Agree to Vaccination, Testing Rules with Bus Operators
The Herald-News
By Brett French
May 6, 2021

The Herald-News spoke with Peter Pantuso about Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park's decision to allow full capacity busesinto the parks with a caveate all passengers must either be vaccinated for COVID-19 or tested 72 hours before the trip when the buses are full. Passengers are also required to wear masks.

“It’s a very reasonable approach,” said Pete Pantuso, president of the American Bus Association.

Pantuso doesn’t expect charter and tour bus operations to see a lot of traffic until later in the summer and fall, but said he’s hearing from businesses that there is pent-up demand to travel, especially to more remote areas like national parks.

“Group travel is coming back,” Pantuso said. “There’s definitely a demand and interest for getting back out there.”

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About the American Bus Association

The American Bus Association (ABA) is the trade organization of the intercity bus industry, with more than 1,000 motorcoach and tour company members in the United States and Canada. Its members operate charter, tour, regular route, airport express, special operations and contract services. Another 2,800 members are travel and tourism organizations and suppliers of bus products and services who work in partnership with the North American motorcoach industry.


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