Archive | December, 2012

Busbud Travel Book Holiday Giveaway: Share your Best Bus Travel Story, Win a Book!

18 Dec

This holiday season, we’d love to hear your greatest bus travel story! What beautiful landscapes have you seen? Where have you been? Who were you with? By sharing your story, you’ll get a chance to win one of five (5) copies of travel blogger extraordinaire Jodi Ettenberg’s new book The Food Traveler’s Handbook.

Jodi Ettenberg was born in Montreal and has been eating her way around the world since April 200. She is also the founder of Legal Nomads, which chronicles worldwide travel and food adventures. Prior to founding Legal Nomads in 2008, Jodi worked several years as a corporate lawyer in New York City. You can also read more about her awesome travels in our Busbud Q&A series with Jodi!

You can type your story (100 words max) or post a video link (1:30 minutes max). A total of five (5) winners will be selected: 3 random winners, 1 best short story and 1 best video. The judging panel consists of staff members of Busbud. Act quick, contest ends January 31st 2013!

For more info and to submit your bus story:
http://busbud.com/en/giveaway

Busbud Joins as Ticketing Partner for Orleans Express’ “Student Fridays & Sundays” Promotion

6 Dec

Busbud announces today that it will be participating as a ticketing partner in the limited time only Student Fridays & Sundays promotion by Quebec bus operator Orléans Express.

The special promotion allows weekend travel by students (with a valid full-time student ID) on the Montreal-Quebec route for only 22$ one-way, taxes included! This discounted pricing is available until December 21st, 2012. Special departures are available Fridays and Sundays from Montreal and Quebec. The pick-up points are the Gare d’Autocars de Montréal and the Université de Laval à Québec for added convenience for students.

We are thrilled to collaborate with Orleans Express on this promotion, which should facilitate travel for students in Quebec during this holiday period. Busbud aims to make it easier to discover and book travel around the world, and we’re also happy to work with bus companies who are looking for new and innovative ways to reach bus travelers.

“Students are an important part of our business and we are happy to offer this special promotion to meet their travel needs”, said Marc-André Varin, VP of Business Development, Marketing and Communications at Keolis Canada, the parent company of Orleans Express.

Denis Andlauer, President and CEO of Keolis Canada, added: “Bus travel offers a safe, comfortable and cost-effective alternative to carpooling on Quebec’s winter roads in December. Safety is a top priority, which we address by selecting and rigorously training professional drivers, as well as by maintaining our modern fleet of buses”.

Founded in 1990, Orléans Express is the main intercity carrier for bus passengers in Quebec, transporting more than 1.7 million passengers every year. Group Orléans Express is a subsidiary of the Keolis group, a leader in public passenger transportation in France and a major player internationally with a presence in 12 countries in Europe, as well as Canada.

For more information and to buy tickets, students should visit Busbud at the Student Fridays & Sundays promotion page.

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