The future of bus transfers?
Posted: 5 April 2017 | Intelligent Transport | No comments yet
To make airport bus transfers a more attractive option, Amadeus is announcing new partnerships with Distribusion and Betterez.
An airport transfer bus could be the best option for inbound or infrequent travellers, but where do you search for them? With these new partnerships, that could soon be taken care of through your travel retailer, removing all the uncertainty and stress.
Amadeus provides the technology which keeps the travel sector moving, from the initial search to making a booking, to managing reservations and departure processes. Meanwhile, Distribusion brings over 300 airport bus transfer and intercity bus operators in 2500 destinations to Amadeus’ existing travel seller network, and Betterez brings an innovative, end-to-end sales operation and back-office platform for bus operators.
By combining the resources of these three companies, travel agencies can access a wide range of services to offer passengers a broad variety of bus transfer options when they travel.
“Bus operators now have a complete package to unlock growth and make a significant footprint in the global travel industry”
“Travelling by bus is an attractive choice for many, but could be for many more,” said Antoine de Kerviler, Head of Rail & Ground Travel at Amadeus. “Bus operators now have a complete package to unlock growth and make a significant footprint in the global travel industry. Imagine booking a convenient airport bus transfer on top of your flight and a weekend getaway by rail – all on the same itinerary through your travel retailer – this is door-to-door travel at its best.”
With market liberalisation and growing competition, the bus is showing itself more and more to be a promising travel alternative.