GotoBus Expands Online Travel Service to Europe

GotoBus, the leading online ticketing company for inter-city bus lines and bus tours, has expanded its travel services to include Europe tours. While already well-known for their extensive tour offerings in the U.S. and Canada, GotoBus is building on its strong record of growth by aggressively expanding into international markets.

These Europe tours typically include both ground transportation and hotel accommodations, and allow travelers to explore many popular sightseeing destinations. The most popular tour is the Europe – 7 Days Shuttle Tour for $740, which has three different routes: the Red Line, Green Line, and Blue Line. Multiple departure locations are available for the traveler’s convenience.

Red Line – Splendid Europe 7 Days Shuttle Tour: Visit Bonn (Ludwig Van Beethoven Haus), Cologne (Cologne Cathedral), Amsterdam (The Hague, Scheveningen / Keukenhof), Brussels (Atomium, Grand’ Place, Mannenken Pis), Paris (Arc de Triomphe, Place de la Concorde, Eiffel Tower, Palace of Versailles, The Louvre), Reims, Luxembourg (Place de Constitution), Trier (Porta Nigra), Koblenz, and Frankfurt (Romer platz).

Green Line – Italy Essence 7 Days Shuttle Tour: Highlights include visiting Turin, Milan (Duomo, Sforza Castle, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, “La Scala” opera house), Verona (Verona Arena), Venice (Basilica di San Marco, Bridge of Sighs), Rome (The Coliseum, The Arch of Constantine, The Pantheon, Trevi Fountain), Vatican (St. Peter’s Basilica), Florence (Piazzale Michelangelo, Ponte Vecchio , Duomo, Campanile Tower, Uffizi Gallery), Pisa, Genoa, Monaco (Monte-Carlo), Nice, Cannes (Fragonard Perfume Factory), and Avignon.

Blue Line – Eastern Europe 7 Days Shuttle Explorer: See Budapest (Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church, Elizabeth Bridge, Heroes Square), Vienna (Schonbrunn, Stadtpark, Johann Strauss monument, the Parliament, St Stephen’s Cathedral), Salzburg (Mozart’s birthplace), Lucerne (Kapell Bridge, Lion Monument), Zurich (Rhine Falls), Titisee, Prague (St. Vitus Cathedral, Golden Lane, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square), and Bratislava (St. Martin’s Cathedral).

In addition to these multi-day tours, GotoBus also offers sightseeing trips that range in duration from just a few hours to a full day. These sightseeing excursions are currently available in England, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, and Scotland. Additional details, ticketing information, and more deals can be found at GotoBus.com.

About GotoBus.com

GotoBus is the leading online marketplace for bus tickets, tours, and sightseeing activities. The GotoBus online booking system, similar to those used by major airlines, makes it easy for travelers to quickly compare schedules, prices, and pickup/drop-off locations for over 200 bus companies throughout the United States and Canada. GotoBus.com is the fastest growing gateway for bus travel on the Internet. In February 2007, The Washington Post featured GotoBus.com as one of the best travel websites and named it “Best of the Web” in the “Motorcoaches” category.

Submit Your Travel Story to GotoBus

We are planning on rolling out a contest “Submit Your Travel Story to GotoBus.com.” We will pick a winner every week and the winner will recieve a trip for two for free! The article can be from 300 words up to 2000 words, and the contest is open to every travelers who have taken a GotoBus tour.

I would like to take a vote here:

If you’re picked as the winner of the week, which tour would be the most preferable for you and your date, friend or family?

Looking forward to your comments!:))

GotoBus Launches Affiliate Program

GotoBus.com offers first affiliate program for bus travel on the Internet

CAMBRIDGE, MA, February 14, 2006—Gotobus.com, the leading online marketplace for bus tickets and tours, announced the formal launch of its affiliate program. The program will allow affiliate partners to earn commission on a pay-per-sale basis. Affiliates can either choose to promote GotoBus as a booking partner by linking to the site. Or, the GotoBus booking system can be embedded into the partner website to allow direct booking of bus tickets and tours. Either way the affiliate earns money on every sale from a referring website.

http://www.gotobus.com/affiliate/.

Jimmy Chen, GotoBus.com President, says the service will be the only one of its kind, “The advent of our affiliate program is really the first time website owners will be able to earn money by selling bus travel from their website. We see it as a great compliment to the other travel products that are currently available online from travel related websites.”

The program was developed to in response numerous requests from travel related websites that wanted to offer their customers online booking for bus tickets. The launch of the affiliate program is the latest effort by IvyMedia Corp to expand its online bus ticketing business. In January of this year the company announced that it was formally changing its domain name to GotoBus.com to better serve its customers.

Benefits of the GotoBus affiliate program include:

  • Easily modifiable look and feel—booking system can be fully integrated into partners’ website.
  • Customizable booking window—partners can choose the travel products they sell (coming soon).
  • Straightforward commission structure
  • Easily accessible account information
  • Easy online registration

GotoBus adds luxury Florida service in November

GotoBus.com will add luxury bus service for points throughout Florida. Beginning in mid-November the website will begin selling tickets for daily scheduled bus service between several popular destinations in Florida including Key West, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Marathon. The luxury bus service will include amenitities such as meals, entertainment, and beverages. Schedules and pricing can be viewed online. http://www.gotobus.com/