Former Flixbus Manager buys AmericanStar Tours 

After working with transportation giant Flixbus, Roni Alvandi is taking the wheel of his own company.

The former Senior Manager Regional Operations & Insurance for Flixbus has acquired AmericanStar Tours, based in Pismo Beach, California.

Alvandi comes to his new ownership role with a wealth of experience in the transportation and travel industry. He says he successfully managed and contributed to the growth of Flixbus in various key markets.

He’s betting on his vision and leadership skills taking AmericanStar Tours to new heights. 

Introducing innovative solutions

“I’m thrilled about this new era for AmericanStar Tours,” said Alvandi. “It’s an opportunity to enhance travel options for individuals and groups across California. We’re committed to building upon the strong foundation of AmericanStar Tours and introducing innovative solutions that cater to the evolving needs of modern travelers.”

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Roni Alvandi with Bob and Trudy Dockerty.

The acquisition includes a fleet of more than 45 vehicles, including 22 motorcoaches and 8 school buses. AmericanStar Tours was established by Bob and Trudy Dockerty in 1991. 

“Finding someone who truly understands our business and the strong bonds we’ve built here was paramount for Bob and me,” Trudy Dockerty said. “Our employees are like family, and we’ve been fortunate to have dedicated team members who’ve stood with us through thick and thin. We have full confidence in Roni’s ability to lead our team, and we’re eagerly looking forward to supporting them from the sidelines.”

Alvandi said he is “truly honored to have the trust of the AmericanStar team.”

“This company, for me, is a team before all else. Our employees are at the heart of what we do, and their dedication and expertise will drive our success in this exciting new phase.”

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