Holiday Tours Celebrates Purchase of 100th Prevost
Holiday Tours, based in Randleman, NC, recently celebrated receiving their 100th Prevost motorcoach with the delivery of (5) new Prevost H3-45s. Holiday purchased their first Prevost coach in 1982 and the first H3-45 in 1991. Today the company has a fleet of 79 coaches, the vast majority of which are Prevost, serving more than 50,000 passengers annually.
The delivery of the 100th coach was marked by a visit to Holiday Tours by Prevost Sales VP, Jack Forbes who presented General Mgr, David Moody with a special award. Forbes spoke to a small gathering of employees about the importance of the relationship: “Prevost is deeply grateful for your business and for our affiliation over the years. We have thoroughly enjoyed watching how Holiday Tours has matured and grown as a company as you have showcased Prevost in your fleet as your motorcoach of choice.”
Forbes also expressed gratitude to the family for being willing to serve and help shape the industry as a whole by acting in volunteer leadership roles in both regional and industry associations.
David Schmidt, one of the first Prevost salespeople to work with Holiday Tours, had this to say: “We are proud to be associated with a company where three generations of a family have dedicated themselves not only to the success of their motorcoach business but also to the complete satisfaction of the traveling public.”
Holiday Tours General Manager, David Moody said, “We are so appreciative of our relationship with Prevost. It’s not just a normal vendor/customer association – it truly is a partnership.” Moody is the grandson of founders Nancy & Dwight Thompson.
Holiday Tours has built their reputation on caring about their customers and their equipment. The company’s website highlights their guiding principles of “Quality, Value and Personalized Service”. Rhonda Moody, Director of Marketing and daughter of co-founder, Nancy Thompson, spoke with great pride about the lessons she learned from her mother about customer care. Her mother told her, “If you can make them feel like family, you’ve got them”, Rhonda quoted. She went on to say they try to this day to model all their tour guides after her mom, who was the immensely popular original tour guide for the company.
The company was among the first to offer escorted group tours to such places as New York, Washington, Nashville, and Disney World. Destinations now include all 50 states and Canada as well as Europe, Australia and more.