May Day long week-end rush: 80 lakh passengers estimated to travel by bus

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India’s largest online bus ticketing platform gears up to cater to travellers with over 52,000 Bus Services Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra & Karnataka Among Regions with high travel demand
National, 29th April 2023 – redBus, India’s largest online bus ticketing platform, is gearing up to cater to travellers during the May Day Long weekend this summer, with over 3,500 private bus operators and 17 RTCs on the platform offering a total of over 52,000 bus services across India. 80 lakh passengers are estimated to travel by bus over the upcoming long weekend.

According to data from redBus, the highest demand for travel around the extended weekend is between Bangalore and Chennai. Major states with high demand for travel include Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.

redBus observed a 20% increase in reservations during the long weekend compared to the previous year. The top 10 routes on the redBus platform witnessing a spurt in traffic for the weekend are, Delhi – Manali, Lucknow – Delhi, Indore – Bhopal, Guwahati – Tezpur, Dibrugarh – Guwahati, Durgapur – Kolkata, Bengaluru – Chennai, Vijayawada – Hyderabad, Mumbai – Pune, Durgapur – Kolkata.

On the redBus platform, Delhi is witnessing the highest growth in terms of ticket sales during this period, recording about 46% higher bookings as compared to the last year. This is followed by Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata and Pune.

Speaking on the upcoming demand for the long weekend, Prakash Sangam, CEO, redBus, stated “redBus is committed to providing a seamless booking experience to travellers with our experience and expertise in the domain along with the largest inventory of bus seats in the country. We and our partners are excited to witness this high demand for bus travel during this summer and the long weekend associated with May Day. Our extensive network of partner bus operators, including RTCs are fully geared up to meet the surge in demand over the next few days.”

To make bus travel more accessible and affordable, redBus is offering up to Rs 500 off to new users of the platform for travel during this long weekend, as part of the RED HOT SUMMER SALE campaign. The offer can be availed on bookings made using the code ‘SUMMER’ during check-out, on the app.

About redBus

redBus was founded in 2006 in India and today is the world’s largest online bus ticketing platform. After having solved complex problems of bus customers in India, redBus also launched operations in Singapore and Malaysia in 2015 and acquired a majority stake in Peru based bus ticketing platform Busportal (now redBus.Pe) in the subsequent year. With this acquisition, redBus successfully launched operations in Latin America markets, Peru & shortly thereafter, Colombia.

redBus has globally sold more than 180 million bus tickets till date and has a customer base of around 20 million users. redBus is now part of the MakeMyTrip group (Nasdaq, MMYT) which is the largest travel aggregator in India with offerings across categories such as Flights, Hotels, Holiday Packages, etc.

The business owns three products – redBus™, redBus ProWin™ and redBus Partner™, which come together to serve and address the fragmented bus industry across geographies.

· redBus™ is the popular consumer-facing travel brand enabling customers to buy bus tickets online. Consumers, depending on where they live, can access redBus on the web (redbus.in, redbus.my, redbus.sg, redbus.id, redbus.pe and redbus.co). They can also download the high rated redBus mobile app from Google Play Store and Apple App Store. We enable a customer to search for bus services on a route of his/her choice, reserve a seat and make a payment to confirm the booking, thus bringing the seller and buyer on a single platform to facilitate easy bus booking.

· redProWin™ is a cloud-based solution built for bus operators. Approximately 3500+ bus operators in India, SEA and Latin America use this platform for their day to day operations. The revolutionary inventory management software ensures seat realization and resource utilization, thus improving revenue and profitability for bus operators. Over the years, through the use of engineering & data analytics, redBus has offered features such as LIVE bus tracking, dynamic pricing, customer relationship management, etc., which have helped bus operators improve operational efficiency as well as service quality.

· redBus Partner™ is a GDS for bus inventory distribution and is used by more than 20,000 retail agents and 200+ OTAs to sell bus tickets to their customers.

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May Day long week-end rush: 80 lakh passengers estimated to travel by bus

India’s largest online bus ticketing platform gears up to cater to travellers with over 52,000 Bus Services Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra & Karnataka Among Regions with high travel demand
National, 29th April 2023 – redBus, India’s largest online bus ticketing platform, is gearing up to cater to travellers during the May Day Long weekend this summer, with over 3,500 private bus operators and 17 RTCs on the platform offering a total of over 52,000 bus services across India. 80 lakh passengers are estimated to travel by bus over the upcoming long weekend.

According to data from redBus, the highest demand for travel around the extended weekend is between Bangalore and Chennai. Major states with high demand for travel include Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.

redBus observed a 20% increase in reservations during the long weekend compared to the previous year. The top 10 routes on the redBus platform witnessing a spurt in traffic for the weekend are, Delhi – Manali, Lucknow – Delhi, Indore – Bhopal, Guwahati – Tezpur, Dibrugarh – Guwahati, Durgapur – Kolkata, Bengaluru – Chennai, Vijayawada – Hyderabad, Mumbai – Pune, Durgapur – Kolkata.

On the redBus platform, Delhi is witnessing the highest growth in terms of ticket sales during this period, recording about 46% higher bookings as compared to the last year. This is followed by Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata and Pune.

Speaking on the upcoming demand for the long weekend, Prakash Sangam, CEO, redBus, stated “redBus is committed to providing a seamless booking experience to travellers with our experience and expertise in the domain along with the largest inventory of bus seats in the country. We and our partners are excited to witness this high demand for bus travel during this summer and the long weekend associated with May Day. Our extensive network of partner bus operators, including RTCs are fully geared up to meet the surge in demand over the next few days.”

To make bus travel more accessible and affordable, redBus is offering up to Rs 500 off to new users of the platform for travel during this long weekend, as part of the RED HOT SUMMER SALE campaign. The offer can be availed on bookings made using the code ‘SUMMER’ during check-out, on the app.

About redBus

redBus was founded in 2006 in India and today is the world’s largest online bus ticketing platform. After having solved complex problems of bus customers in India, redBus also launched operations in Singapore and Malaysia in 2015 and acquired a majority stake in Peru based bus ticketing platform Busportal (now redBus.Pe) in the subsequent year. With this acquisition, redBus successfully launched operations in Latin America markets, Peru & shortly thereafter, Colombia.

redBus has globally sold more than 180 million bus tickets till date and has a customer base of around 20 million users. redBus is now part of the MakeMyTrip group (Nasdaq, MMYT) which is the largest travel aggregator in India with offerings across categories such as Flights, Hotels, Holiday Packages, etc.

The business owns three products – redBus™, redBus ProWin™ and redBus Partner™, which come together to serve and address the fragmented bus industry across geographies.

· redBus™ is the popular consumer-facing travel brand enabling customers to buy bus tickets online. Consumers, depending on where they live, can access redBus on the web (redbus.in, redbus.my, redbus.sg, redbus.id, redbus.pe and redbus.co). They can also download the high rated redBus mobile app from Google Play Store and Apple App Store. We enable a customer to search for bus services on a route of his/her choice, reserve a seat and make a payment to confirm the booking, thus bringing the seller and buyer on a single platform to facilitate easy bus booking.

· redProWin™ is a cloud-based solution built for bus operators. Approximately 3500+ bus operators in India, SEA and Latin America use this platform for their day to day operations. The revolutionary inventory management software ensures seat realization and resource utilization, thus improving revenue and profitability for bus operators. Over the years, through the use of engineering & data analytics, redBus has offered features such as LIVE bus tracking, dynamic pricing, customer relationship management, etc., which have helped bus operators improve operational efficiency as well as service quality.

· redBus Partner™ is a GDS for bus inventory distribution and is used by more than 20,000 retail agents and 200+ OTAs to sell bus tickets to their customers.

Disclaimer

We strive to uphold the highest ethical standards in all of our reporting and coverage. We StartupNews.fyi want to be transparent with our readers about any potential conflicts of interest that may arise in our work. It’s possible that some of the investors we feature may have connections to other businesses, including competitors or companies we write about. However, we want to assure our readers that this will not have any impact on the integrity or impartiality of our reporting. We are committed to delivering accurate, unbiased news and information to our audience, and we will continue to uphold our ethics and principles in all of our work. Thank you for your trust and support.

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