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GotoBus Launches Industry-First Bus and Hotel Package Deals

January 3, 2012

News, 2012

(Cambridge, MA) January 3, 2012 – GotoBus.com is proud to announce an industry-first feature in bus services: Bus and Hotel package deals. As the first of its kind in the bus industry, the packaged Bus and Hotel deal enables travelers to search for bus trips with hotel stays together – the one stop shop experience. GotoBus.com, a close follower of Expedia, delivers this online packaged service to bus travelers as never before. Now, bus travelers have the option to book a bus trip together with hotel stay, without going to different websites to book a trip.

GotoBus has separate online services for booking bus tickets and hotel rooms.

The new Bus and Hotel package deal from GotoBus.com offers savings on all varieties of star-rated hotels and hundreds of bus schedules to choose from. GotoBus is also offering an additional discount for this package deal. At the time of the release, an additional 5% hotel discount is offered at GotoBus.com for package deal purchases. GotoBus shoppers can also get additional GotoBus discounts including round-trip discounts, loyalty points, and more.

As an additional benefit to passengers that book a GotoBus package deal, the standard for service providers will be enhanced. Bus service providers are required to maintain a very low rate of cancellation or it will be removed from the package deal listings. A hotel operator has to guarantee customer bookings in order to be included in this package deal. Quality service providers should expect more business from this special Bus and Hotel package deal offered by GotoBus.com.

Many GotoBus customers have already enjoyed the beta release of this package deal from mid-December 2011. “I planned a last minute trip to Las Vegas using the Bus and Hotel package deal on GotoBus.com. I was able to book a round-trip with hotel stay at the same time.” says Michelle, a recent GotoBus customer who booked a bus and hotel package during the beta feature release, “It only took a few minutes, so I saved time and got an extra discount.”

“GotoBus is excited to be the leading online companies for bus ticketing services with another industry-first innovation by delivering the Bus and Hotel package deals, with our advantages in web technology.” commented Jimmy Chen, President of GotoBus.com and a Ph.D. recipient from Computer Science from Purdue University, “for the past 10 years, GotoBus has been pursuing innovative approaches to provide easy-to-use and friendly experience to our customers and to enhance the quality of our online services.” In 2007, GotoBus won ‘The Best of the Web’ by Washington Post.


IvyMedia Corporation, aka GotoBus and TakeTours, is a leading online marketplace for inter-city bus, tours, sightseeing, vacation packages, shows and hotels. The TakeTours.com 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 300 bus and tour companies. TakeTours.com is the fastest growing gateway for tours on the Internet. In February 2007, The Washington Post featured GotoBus.com, from which TakeTours.com is spanned off, as one of the best travel websites and named it ‘Best of the Web’ in the ‘Motorcoaches’ category.

GotoBus® and TakeTours® are federally registered trademarks of IvyMedia Corporation.