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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.

IT BUSINESS INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY AT BOOKMEBUS

We have more awesome news!

We are opening our doors to welcome fresh or undergraduates who are looking for an internship opportunity.

If you think that you possess a hidden DNA in entrepreneurship and want to have it triggered, then this is your opportunity!

Intern Requirements

  • Knowledge in using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Experience with online purchasing before
  • Being able to travel out of office and meet new people
  • Being able to work at least 5 hours per day for 3 months.

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate OR for anyone who thinks he or she is the right person
  • Good command of English
  • Strong commitment & willing to learn new technology

Added Values:

  • Know how to program and write blog

*Note: We would like to give female intern a chance to grow, so female candidates are encouraged to apply.

The BookMeBus Team
The BookMeBus team brainstorming session

Benefits

  • To learn with a dynamic Agile team
  • Get to know startup environment and culture
  • To exchange culture between different cultural co-workers
  • Full time staff opportunity
  • Competitive salary

DEADLINE

February 17, 2017 at 5:00 PM

How to Apply

Interested applicants are invited submit their CV to the email below. Please also answer the following in your email:

  1. Tell us your expectations upon joining the team!
  2. We would love to hear about your future goals or dreams.
  3. What can you offer BookMeBus?

Email: langda@bookmebus.com

Tel: 092 98 96 96

Celebrate Chinese New Year in Cambodia

The Chinese New Year is coming real soon, and BookMeBus is offering travelers with a chance to buy bus tickets at 10% off.

A quick tour of Phnom Penh these days definitely shows signs of the Chinese New Year coming close. Not only do you see SALE signs popping up everywhere – definitely a good time to shop! – but its common to see flashes of red and gold abound. Chinese lanterns are also predominantly decorating the shops around the city.

Chinese New Year

Fast Facts: Chinese New Year

  • Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival in China.
  • It is the most important holiday in China.
  • It is split between two important dates: Chinese New Year’s eve and Chinese New Year’s day.
  • The date is different each year on the Gregorian (internationally-used) calendar, but is always between January 21th and February 20th.
  • 2017 is the Year of the Rooster.

Chinese New Year in Cambodia

Although the Spring Festival is celebrated by Chinese, Cambodians and Vietnamese have been carrying the tradition of celebrating the New Year throughout the generations. In Cambodia, Khmer and Chinese, and even other nationalities do celebrate this as well. However, it is NOT considered an Official holiday in the Kingdom of Wonder.

Many locals treat this holiday with similar observance as Pchum Ben. What can be observed is that the streets would be a little bit quiet, some stores would be closed, and several employees take time off to spend time with their families.

 

Travels during Peak Seasons: Tips and Tricks

If you have plans for travelling during major holidays, such as the upcoming Chinese New Year celebration, it is important to think ahead and set your expectations. What is it like?

Well, you know how much of a difficulty it is to book plane tickets and hotels during Christmas and New Years? Booking boat or bus tickets is not much different. Just because you plan to travel within the same country that is teeming with bus companies, does not make it any easier. But let us help you make it less difficult.

Viral photo taken from the Internet. This is not an actual depiction of the travel season in Cambodia.

 

Tips for travels during peak seasons

  • Check the Cambodia Public Holiday 2017 calendar to see if your plans fall on a holiday.
  • If travelling on a holiday, make sure to book a few weeks ahead (this is also true for hotels).
  • Do some research regarding transportation options if the expected destination will be crowded.
  • Go to the pick up point or bus or boat station early to check in on your expected bus.
  • Bring your own water and snacks. Yes, the company might promise some drinks and snacks, but remember that it is travel season, so they might run out. You never know.
  • Bring a hand fan. Sometimes some things never go right when you travel. It can be hot and crowded, so it would be hard to get decent air anywhere.
  • Keep personal belongings safe at all times. Being extra vigilant is important during these times. Crowds can easily divert your attention from your valuables.
  • Consider the type of vehicle you want to travel in, factoring the possible number of travelers you will be travelling with.
  • Travel light if you know it will be crowded. There is no use dragging a trolley around if you will be travelling for a short time only.
  • Travel ahead of schedule to avoid the crowds.

Points to Consider

There are many things that can happen during trips when its travel season or peak season. As a result, it is best to set your expectations ahead of time:

  • It can be difficult to travel when everybody is also travelling, so it is best not to expect a relaxing time.
  • Bus companies can change their schedules during these times
  • Bus companies can add special schedules to accommodate their travelers.
  • Sometimes pickup or drop off locations can change due to possible traffic or closed roads.
  • Due to increase in travelers, some bus companies will not tolerate any delays or lateness caused by travelers.
  • Bus companies may or may not move some bus travelers to other vehicles in order to accommodate the crowd.
  • Buses may sometimes carry additional passengers – depending on the bus company rules.

Travelling is definitely fun. However, it may not always be a walk in the park. That is why it is important to consider your options and plan ahead.

We hope this small information would be useful for you when travelling during peak seasons.