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Khmer New Year Promotion: No Price Increase!

Heads up friends and travelers! If you have plans to travel during Khmer New Year 2017, BookMeBus has a surprise for you.

We say NO TO BUS TICKET PRICE INCREASE!!!

Khmer New Year: History of bus tickets

In the past, it has always been a challenge to book bus tickets during Khmer New Year. Not to mention there is often a tendency of seeing prices increase across bus companies.

However, since last year, BookMeBus CEO Langda Chea has been advocating a NO TO PRICE INCREASE for bus tickets during Cambodian Holidays – Khmer New Year included. His efforts have not been in vain as BookMeBus is now able to sell bus tickets at regular prices.

Khmer New Year 2017

For those who have plans or thinking of traveling during this festival, you can bus tickets comfortably through BookMeBus, and we will process everything for you.

Beat the heat, beat the crowds, beat the long lines for buying tickets during this time! Buy bus tickets with BookMeBus today.

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.

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.