Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Long Distance Bus Transport industry is just one of the options travellers have to move about in rural and regional areas. The industry connects areas that otherwise have no public transport coverage to each another or to other transport networks. State governments and regional inhabitants are happy to pay for the services. Industry operators also take tourists to far-flung locations in comfort and ease. However, the industry must compete with other modes of transport in all its areas of operation, the largest being passenger vehicles. Competition from aviation and rail services is increasing. Over the five years though 2012-13 the industry has struggled to establish a competitive advantage based on price, convenience or speed... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The industry can be characterised as being highly competitive. The industry includes a large number of small operators and low market concentration, as the top four players account for 18% of industry revenue in 2012-13. The industry is dominated by small operators. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics Business Counts, 51.3% of industry establishments are non-employers. The number of non-employers in the industry has decreased in the five years through 2012-13 with industry consolidation.
The large number of small operators in the industry has resulted in a high degree of competition. The small operators act as subcontractors, operating services on behalf of larger firms. As such, these firms do not require large investments in infrastructure or booking systems... purchase to read more