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Happy Khmer New Year from BookMeBus!

At the start of this New Year, we at BookMeBus would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all our BookMeBus family and friends.

We would also like to extend our thanks to those who have put their faith and trust in BookMeBus in ensuring that your travels through Cambodia are safe and enjoyable as possible.

As we look towards the new year, expect great things and new improvements from BookMeBus. Including, but not limited to the upcoming app: Bus5! We are sure travelers will love this new addition to our family.

Happy Khmer New Year

BookMeBus celebrates the Summer Holiday

In conjunction with the Summer holiday and as a way of giving thanks for the Khmer New Year, we also recently concluded the Summer Holiday challenge. Participants had a chance to win a free trip to Koh Rong (plus complimentary bungalow stay!). Other winners received a chance to win free movie tickets, and more.

We would like to congratulate the top three winners of the challenge below:

BookMeBus Summer Holiday

Up next at BookMeBus

Stay tuned as we continue to give you more prizes at BookMeBus. We promise not only seamless travels but also being the fun way to travel.

Travel stories are still accepted

If you still have travel stories, please share it with us. We always love to hear what you have to share. If you share your stories, you get a free ticket for every story that you share that gets published (Local travels only, no International ones).

Submit them HERE.

Once again, we would like to extend our thanks to friends, family, and travelers alike. We look forward to another fruitful year with you by our side.

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.”

bus5 bookmebus koy sodany

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.”

bus5 bookmebus chea langda

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.

bus5 bookmebus ly channa

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:

 

 

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.