Luxury Coach & Transportation

April 2015

Magazine for the professional limousine, charter and tour industry.

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26 LIMOUSINE, CHARTER & TOUR APRIL 2015 WWW.LCTMAG.COM SPECIAL EVENTS: PARTIES & NIGHTS OUT Heavy Cost Hangovers But Deal With Drink-In Profts Party Bus Operators The limo bus market has seen a steady increase in demand, but the high-liability of the work makes it challenging for operators to manage costs and compliance. By Tim Crowley, LCT senior editor L imo-buses appeal to clients because they carry many passengers in a fun atmosphere, while allowing more free- dom of movement than tradi- tional stretch limousines. As more customers turn to these limo buses for nights-on-the- town, wedding events, and parties, limo operators are looking to put them in their feet and capitalize on the growing market. But party buses come with a unique set of challenges foreign to operators who have been running sedan- only feets and traditional stretches. The high-passenger capacity of limo buses puts them in the most expensive bracket for insurance. The costs of maintenance and re- pairs far exceed those of se- ŠISTOCKPHOTO.COM / TRIGGERPHOTO Art Rivas of is the largest operator of party buses in the Los Angeles area.

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