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United We MUST Stand Victor S. Parra President and CEO United Motorcoach Association United We MUST Stand Victor S. Parra President and CEO United Motorcoach Association

Overview of UMA • Founded in 1971 to represent the interests of the tour Overview of UMA • Founded in 1971 to represent the interests of the tour and charter motorcoach operators • Today, members include nearly 900 motorcoach operator companies and 200 manufacturers and suppliers including companies such as: (manufactured in Turkey) (Volvo)

US Motorcoach Industry • Equipment sales: • Declined by 8. 7% to 2, 173 US Motorcoach Industry • Equipment sales: • Declined by 8. 7% to 2, 173 in 2007 down from 2, 381 in 2006 • Reasons for the decline • New engines that meet new emissions standards added $30 -35, 000 (US) to the price of a new bus • Six to eight year replacement cycle behind us • Concern about a possible economic downturn that will dampen discretionary spending.

US Motorcoach Industry • Motorcoach Travel • Increased in 2006 by 6. 1% to US Motorcoach Industry • Motorcoach Travel • Increased in 2006 by 6. 1% to 631 million passenger trips from 595 million passenger trips in 2005 • Mileage surpassed 2005 by 2. 3% to 2. 444 billion miles • Number of buses in operation increased by 1. 5% to 39, 068

US Motorcoach Industry • Current Markets • • Seniors – 5 -10 % and US Motorcoach Industry • Current Markets • • Seniors – 5 -10 % and holding steady Students – 35 -40% and remaining stable Corporate/Convention – 25 -30% and growing Contract Services (military, contract services, government, non-profits, etc) – 10% growing slowly • Social Events (weddings, parties, etc. ) – Less than 5% but growing

Motorcoach Industry Challenges • High (very!) fuel costs – more than a 40% increase Motorcoach Industry Challenges • High (very!) fuel costs – more than a 40% increase over the past year • More regulations coming – • • • Mandatory seat belts, Fire suppression systems, Lower emissions engines, more bio-fuels, Further restrictions due to security …. plus more complicated and less uniform regulations – each state imposing new and different constraints

Motorcoach Industry Challenges • Higher operating costs from increases in tolls, fuel taxes, vehicles Motorcoach Industry Challenges • Higher operating costs from increases in tolls, fuel taxes, vehicles registration fees, etc. • Driver and mechanic shortage – higher labor costs • Higher insurance costs – current mandate of $5 million liability may go higher • New security initiatives will further restrict travel into US

Motorcoach Industry Challenges • Automobile remains preferred alternative form of ground transportation • Fear Motorcoach Industry Challenges • Automobile remains preferred alternative form of ground transportation • Fear of the dreaded “R” word – recession • Drop in home values reducing discretionary spending • Cost of the next Highway Re-Authorization, >$300 billion • Motorcoach travel still has “low end” image, travel of last resort

Motorcoach Industry Opportunities • New and more attractions emerging that lend themselves to motorcoach Motorcoach Industry Opportunities • New and more attractions emerging that lend themselves to motorcoach travel. • More hotels and destinations building motorcoach friendly facilities. • US more affordable than ever – US dollar remains weak vs. most foreign currencies • Equipment more comfortable with new features – Satellite TV, Internet access, GPS, etc.

Motorcoach Industry Opportunities • Younger and more technologically savvy operators entering the industry • Motorcoach Industry Opportunities • Younger and more technologically savvy operators entering the industry • Operator making better use of the Internet to generate business – Busrates. com • “Greening” of the Motorcoach industry – operators promoting environmental advantages of motorcoach travel

Future Needs • Need to improve marketing and image of industry • Streamline regulations Future Needs • Need to improve marketing and image of industry • Streamline regulations to enhance both compliance and enforcement. • Mechanism to help consumers make more informed decisions – a rating system similar to the IRU 4 -Star Program • Develop legislative and regulatory consistency across the country to ease interstate commerce. • Reduce barriers for entry and travel into and throughout the US. • Find meaningful and effective alternative sources of fuel

UMA’s Programs, Services and Priorities to support the US Motorcoach Industry UMA’s Programs, Services and Priorities to support the US Motorcoach Industry

UMA’s Programs, Services & Priorities • Education and Training • Sponsor North America’s largest UMA’s Programs, Services & Priorities • Education and Training • Sponsor North America’s largest equipment show, the UMA Motorcoach EXPO: honored guest -- Graham Smith CEO Heyfordian Travel (UK), President of the IRU Passenger Transport Council and Vice President of the IRU • Bus and Motorcoach NEWS – Motorcoach industry’s only newspaper • Bus and Motorcoach Academy – online business management and driver training • Annual UMA Safety Management Seminar • UMA 20 Groups – learn cutting edge management techniques and share best practices

UMA’s Programs, Services & Priorities • Public Policy • Provide industry representation in Washington UMA’s Programs, Services & Priorities • Public Policy • Provide industry representation in Washington DC – Congress and the White House – and in state and local governments through state associations • Federal Agencies – – Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) – Federal Transit Administration (FTA) – Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

UMA’s Programs, Services & Priorities • Marketing and Image Enhancement – Busrates. com – UMA’s Programs, Services & Priorities • Marketing and Image Enhancement – Busrates. com – lead generation service; more than 85, 000 visitors/month –. Travel Initiative — important to our branding efforts – Go Coach – brand industry as environmentally responsible » New low—emissions engine » Reduce Congestion on highways, roads and in cities

UMA’s Programs, Services & Priorities • Cost Saving Services • Insurance services – workers UMA’s Programs, Services & Priorities • Cost Saving Services • Insurance services – workers comp, health, life, excess liability and more • Fuel Savings Program – Mansfield Oil and Wright Express programs • Movie and Music licensing agreement • Discount Office supplies and Tires

UMA’s Programs, Services & Priorities • Partnerships » National Tour Association (NTA) – MOU UMA’s Programs, Services & Priorities • Partnerships » National Tour Association (NTA) – MOU with China to be point-of-entry for all Chinese travelers to US » International Motorcoach Group’s Global passenger Network (GPN), » Trailways, » Grayline » National School Transportation Association (NSTA),

UMA’s Programs, Services & Priorities • Partnerships and now… International Road Transport Union (IRU) UMA’s Programs, Services & Priorities • Partnerships and now… International Road Transport Union (IRU)

UMA Motorcoach Expo 2009 All are invited to attend the next UMA EXPO, January UMA Motorcoach Expo 2009 All are invited to attend the next UMA EXPO, January 21 -25, 2009 in Orlando, FL

THANK YOU What it takes to drive your business! www. uma. org THANK YOU What it takes to drive your business! www. uma. org