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GotoBus Releases Budget-Friendly Holiday Travel Guide

November 14, 2008

News, 2008

Holiday travel made easy without breaking the bank!

GotoBus, the leading online marketplace for bus tickets and tours, is pleased to release their budget-friendly holiday travel guide. While travel is to be enjoyed throughout the year, the holidays are a special time to relax with family and friends. However, the holidays also bring added stress due to sold out schedules, crowded airports and long ticket lines. In light of the recent economic downturn, GotoBus has created this guide to help relieve holiday travel woes for the busy, value-conscious consumer who loves to get a great deal.

Holiday Travel Tips: Read our travel tips to fully enjoy the holiday season.

Avoid the airport for short trips. Besides paying premium prices for the ticket, booking a holiday flight ensures that you will be subjected to long lines and heightened security measures, not to mention the excess baggage fees and fuel surcharges added to the cost of your ticket.

Don’t drive if you don’t have to. The last thing you want to deal with is a flat tire during a snowstorm on the way to grandma’s house. You’ve been good all year… reward yourself by avoiding tolls, parking tickets and holiday road rage.

Consider taking the bus for your holiday travel plans. Why cause unnecessary stress when you can let someone else drive and pocket the extra money saved? GotoBus currently offers inter-city shuttle bus service departing from over 60 locations with prices as low as $10. Traveling on the cheap leaves more cash left over for Eggnog! Don’t forget to book early to guarantee your seat.

Holiday Travel Guide: Packaged tours provide a lot of bang for your buck.

Start by logging on to GotoBus to search from thousands of tours. With just a click of the mouse you can receive your e-ticket within minutes. Best of all, a tour is an experience you can enjoy with your loved ones, and will be remembered for years to come.

When purchasing a tour remember to stick to your budget. Nothing ruins the holiday season like a maxed out credit card. Begin narrowing your search by departure city and tour duration. Once the tour results are displayed, sort by price to find a tour that fits your budget. You can also browse the site to view our most popular tours. Keep in mind that longer tours usually offer a better value per day but single day tours can be a great for someone who is short on time or cash.

Holiday Tours: Check out our specially selected tours for the holiday season. We’ve got a tour package to match every interest!

“Adrenaline Junkies”: Try parasailing, ATV tours, safaris, scuba diving, helicopter tours, or dog sledding

“Beach Bums”: Florida, California, Hawaii and Mexico make great warm weather getaways

“Connoisseurs”: Napa Valley tours are sure to impress even the most discerning recipient

“Eco-Travelers”: Explore nature’s finest by booking a trip to the Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park or Niagara Falls

“Kiddies”: Disney World, Disneyland, Legoland, Sea World, and Hershey’s Chocolate World always top kid’s lists

“World Travelers”: Check out our international tours in Europe, Canada, Mexico, and China

For travelers who want to experience a little bit of everything, we recommend our popular regional vacations which view numerous attractions. These multi-day vacations typically include hotel accommodations and ground transportation. Complete itineraries and ticketing information can be found at GotoBus.

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. GotoBus.com is also 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.