How BookMeBus will revolutionize transportation in Cambodia

Editor’s Note: Below is the coverage of BookMeBus’ PR Guru, Tharum of the Bus5 event held last February 18, 2017.


A startup founded by a group of young Cambodians, BookMeBus takes a small pride to transform the way travellers and passengers book their bus tickets with a few clicks.

Last week’s event “Revolutionizing Cambodia’s transportation using technology,” a marriage of the best of both worlds happened when BookMeBus collaborated with pioneering mobile payment Wing to integrate the payment solution into its billing system, which aims to make it really easier for the bus companies as well as bus ticket buyers.

In her opening remarks at the event, Her Excellency Koy Sodany, under-secretary of state of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, told the invited-only participants that “moving to digital and online is crucial. It’ll take the nation to the next stage. Let’s take a look at people in our neighboring countries, they’re technology and the Internet to book tickets. It’s an advancement. I believe we’ll also adopt this new technology.”

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Chea Langda, BookMeBus CEO, said that “this technology has been proudly developed by young Cambodians not to compete with bus companies, but to complement them. We want bus operators to take more advantages from the use of technology. Also, Cambodia would be well-prepared to take on the high growth of the number of tourists visiting Cambodia.”

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In addition to this, BookMeBus’s Chief Technology Officer Ly Channa also demonstrated its newest brainchild, Bus5, probably the world’s last-minute bus ticketing app. Bus5 will make it possible for both bus operators and passengers to connect in real-time for booking bus tickets, even 5 minutes before departure time.

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Some key points during the event:

Ministry rep stated:

The ministry of public transport embrace the use of the technology the improve its service delivery. The most recent example is vehicle registration, getting vehicle plate and license.

Wing CEO added,

Wing payment solution and BookMeBus billing system for bus operators is marriage of the best to for Cambodians.

BookMeBus also stated,

BookMeBus is here to complement, not to compete. We want to continue to make easier for anyone to access bus tickets.

Regarding Bus5: It’s like Alibaba’s real-time marketplace for bus operators and customers.

Some tweets during the event:

 

 

What’s up with Bus5?

Bus5 is the newest brainchild of BookMeBus. The Bus5 app is a bus ticketing application that allows travelers to purchase or book bus tickets at the last minute.

Bus5This bus ticket application makes it easier for travelers to find the bus schedules and bus operators that are available within 24 hours.

The best thing about it? You can buy bus tickets in 5 easy steps – in 5 minutes!

What’s behind the name, “Bus5”?

Bus5 simply means having bus tickets in 5 steps and 5 minutes – or less!

What to expect:

  • Route search using 5 steps
  • View search results
  • Viewing company profile and amenities
  • Get an eTicket within the app that is accepted by participating bus companies
  • Buy bus tickets very quickly

But wait, there’s more to Bookmebus’ Bus5! More to come soon!

Subscribe HERE in order to be the one of the first few to hear updates and news about Bus5.

Many thanks, and speak soon!

BookMeBus Team

You’re Invited!: Bus5 Product Preview

Calling all technology enthusiasts!

Would you like to get a chance to be one of the first few people who get to see the Product Preview of BookMeBus’ new brainchild – Bus5?

If so, we would like to invite you to join the said event which will be held on February 18, 2017 at 5:30 at the Emerald Hub.

However, since this is an exclusive INVITE only event, we are extending this invitation to the first 10 people who sign up on the form below:

Hoping to see you there!

BookMeBus Widget: Let travelers book from your website

Great news Affiliates!

If you are one of our many BookMeBus Affiliates and Partners, then we have great news for you. You can now features the BookMeBus widget right on your website.

What is the BookMeBus Widget?

The BookMeBus widget is a small form that sits on your website – at the desired page you want – and lets your visitors to book bus tickets without leaving your page. This makes it increasingly easy and less cumbersome for your visitors to book their bus tickets.

Not only that, you reduce the risk of visitors forgetting to book through your affiliate / referral link.

bookmebus widget

How to have a BookMeBus widget?

Its really easy to have your own BookMeBus widget. Just follow the steps below:

  1. Login to your account on the BookMeBus website
  2. Visit this link: Applications
  3. Click on the Create Application button
  4. Input the requested information
  5. Save

You can come back to the link above to check on the status of your application.

If you want to add the code ahead of time, you can view the instructions by clicking on the “Show” link.

If you have any questions, please feel free to shoot us an email at support[at]bookmebus.com.

Not an Affiliate?

If you are not yet an affiliate, but you would like to be one, please let us know! Send us an email at lorselle[at]bookmebus.com for more information. Or check out this page for more info.