BERLIN – Distribusion Technologies marks the launch of the first global distribution system (GDS) for intercity bus rides. The company successfully started in 15 European countries and will now be available in Greece. Distribusion aims to simplify the international sale of bus tickets, which will benefit bus operators and travel resellers alike.
Simplifying intercity bus ticket sales
The travel tech startup connects international bus operators with travel resellers worldwide. Bus companies get access to multiple online and offline sales channels such as travel agencies, travel websites (OTAs) and mobility apps all at once. Distribusion enables resellers to offer their customers a wide range of bus tickets through a single integrated booking platform.
Distribusion provides them a booking system including ticketing, accounting and encashment. At the same time enables resellers to offer their customers a wide range of bus tickets through a single integrated booking platform.
Julian Hauck, CEO and co-founder explains the benefits: “We want to make booking a bus ticket as simple and cost-efficient as booking a flight. By connecting bus operators with wide-ranging resellers, we support them in approaching new international customers, generate additional sales and increase the utilization of their buses. Up until now, travel agencies and OTAs have had to connect to various bus operators and maintain multiple reservation systems. We are offering them a one-stop solution with all intercity bus products from a single source.”
Connecting bus companies in Greece with travel industry
Distribusion already provides the rides of more than 160 bus operators to 3.500 travel agencies and dozens of online resellers with more than 3.5 million visitors per month. Distribusion successfully launched the GDS system in 15 European countries and now aims to integrate bus operators and sales channels in Greece into the system.
The company draws on many years of experience in the bus market, with the founders having already established one of Germany’s most successful online platforms for buses.