Great Canadian named Motor Coach Operator of the Year by METRO Magazine

Posted February 26, 2014

METRO Magazine named Larry and Lorna Hundt, owners of the Kitchener, Ontario, Canada-based Great Canadian Holidays Inc., as the winner of its Motorcoach Operator of the Year Award.

Larry and Lorna Hundt, co-owners of Great Canadian Holidays & Coaches were presented the Motorcoach Operator of the Year award in front of a 3700 delegate convention for both UMA (United Motorcoach Association) and NTA (National Tour Association) in Los Angeles on February 19. They were honoured “for industry contributions and success in running one of the most well-regarded bus companies in North America.”

METRO VP, bus, rail/Publisher Frank Di Giacomo presented the award to the Hundts, who were joined by their daughter Michelle Hundt Tupman, director, tour operations, at the United Motorcoach Association’s Expoat Travel Exchange in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

In business for more than 30 years, Great Canadian had other operators run their coaches when they first started out and have since grown to a top-notch operation with 52 motorcoaches, with partnerships with more than 30 other tour companies, which they now operate coaches for.

Primarily providing tours, motorcoach rentals and vehicle maintenance from its own state-of-the-art facility, Great Canadian’s operation also features vehicles that stand out with unique, original and patriotic artwork.

A critical aspect of our winner’s success has been their ability to constantly be innovative in creating new tours to adapt to its customers’ ever-evolving interests.

In his acceptance speech, Larry Hundt credited his wife, family and employees for their dedicated support over the years, while Lorna credited her husband’s hard work and determination over the years.

Article published in Metro Magazine.

 

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