Busbud and Greyhound Partner to Make Traveling Home for the Holidays Easier than Ever; Bus Travel Aggregator Now Offers One Million Trips Worldwide Every Week
MONTREAL - DECEMBER 17, 2014 - Worldwide bus travel booking aggregator Busbud today announces a formal partnership with Greyhound, the largest North American provider of intercity bus transportation, to expand transit options for travelers this holiday season. With the addition of 3,800 North American routes from Greyhound, travelers can search and book tickets directly for over 170,000 routes worldwide on Busbud.com. This partnership gives holiday travelers an efficient way to find and book tickets, whether they're traveling to the next town or across the country.
In many regions, the bus is most common or only mode of city-to-city transportation. As the largest bus travel service for global travelers, Busbud now offers one million departures each week, and books bus travel in almost 100 countries. Its easy-to-use site enables customers to compare, select and purchase tickets in their native language and currency, no matter where they want to go. Busbud currently has over 1,500 operators like Greyhound, each of which undergoes a stringent vetting process to ensure rides are convenient, reliable and hassle-free.
"Busbud aims to be a go-to resource for travelers worldwide, and our new relationship with Greyhound gives customers even greater access to high-quality bus travel in North America," said Busbud CEO and co-founder LP Maurice. "Bus transportation is a more affordable and environmentally sound way to travel, and with the massive network Greyhound'serves, Busbud customers can arrive home for the holidays even closer to their loved ones' doorsteps."
"Greyhound anticipates nearly one million customers to travel to over 3,800 destinations across North America during the December holidays," said Dave Leach, president and CEO, Greyhound Lines, Inc. "Our partnership with Busbud gives customers the convenience to book holiday travel with one click, offering them more travel options and a more enhanced customer experience."
Busbud announced a $9M Series A funding round this summer, co-led by OMERS Ventures and Revolution Ventures. For more information about Busbud or to plan your next bus trip, visit www.busbud.com.
About BusbudBusbud.com makes it easy to find and book the perfect bus trip online. Busbud is the only worldwide bus travel booking website, offering more than one million departures each week across 89 countries, in 11 languages and 21 currencies through close to 1,500 operators worldwide. Learn more and book your next trip at www.busbud.com.
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