Direct ticket booking of Postbus for websites and travel agencies
Berlin, 5th February 2016 – The second largest German bus operator Postbus cooperates with the intercity bus GDS Distribusion (www.distribusion.com). All their bus rides to more than 120 destinations will now be bookable for websites, OTAs and travel agencies connected to Distribusion.
With the new cooperation, Postbus gets connected to multiple online and offline sales channels. Online channels get access through the Distribusion Booking API while travel agencies can make use of a new agency booking tool. They are now able to sell tickets of Postbus and more than 50 other European bus operators to their customers and benefit from attractive commissions.
Extension of sales mix
Managing director of Deutsche Post Mobility GmbH Marc Fleischhauer explains: “Due to the collaboration with Distribusion we gain access to a global reservation system and therewith the possibility to extend our sales mix by another important channel.”
Distribusion CEO Julian Hauck is convinced that both companies will benefit: „We are glad and look forward to the new partnership with Postbus. We are convinced that Postbus will benefit from the additional coverage through our partner network.“
About Distribusion Technologies
Distribusion develops the leading global distribution system (GDS) for intercity bus rides. The Berlin based travel tech startup connects travel resellers such as travel websites, OTAs, travel agencies and tour operators with intercity bus operators worldwide. Distribusion provides the rides of more than 160 bus operators to online resellers with more than 8 million unique visitors per month and to 3.500 travel agencies worldwide. Bus operators benefit from a full booking solution including rides management, distribution, ticketing, payment, billing and encashment.
Deutsche Post’s long-distance bus service – Postbus – stands for quality, comfort and safety. Launched in October 2013, Postbus today services numerous destinations in Germany and neighboring countries. The network of Postbus routes and destinations is constantly growing. The unmistakable yellow fleet of state-of-the-art buses is operated by highly experienced medium-sized bus companies. All buses are equipped with comfortable seats with generous leg-room and 3-point seatbelts for safer, more relaxed travel. A selection of sweet and savory snacks, a hot beverage dispenser and an easily accessible on-board restroom make even long-distance travel a pleasure. The Postbus media center features a large selection of music and films available via the free on-board wireless network – a sure way to make any trip fly by. And to keep all devices up and running, each seating row on the Postbus is equipped with its own power outlet.