Travel Startup Busbud Launches iPhone App

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Busbud Aims To Be Your Bus Travel Companion On The Go

Busbud website and iPhone app

Busbud website and iPhone app

With the launch of our mobile app, travelers can instantly access bus schedules on the go and choose the best price and departure time.

Busbud (http://www.busbud.com), a Montreal-based travel tech startup, today announced the launch of its new mobile app aimed at giving travelers easy access to intercity bus travel information and ticket purchases on the go. Available for free for iPhone and iPad users, Busbud is your ideal bus travel companion, gathering together intercity bus schedules for 4000+ cities in 66 countries and translated in 10 languages.

Co-founded in 2011 by a trio of friends, Harvard MBA Louis-Philippe Maurice, Microsoft Bing veteran Michael Gradek and chief scientist Frederic Thouin, Busbud is the first service to tackle the problem of bus travel on a worldwide scale.

"We're uniquely focused on the problem of intercity bus travel, making the process of finding a bus schedule and buying a ticket as easy as possible," says CEO Louis-Philippe Maurice. "With the launch of our mobile app, travelers can instantly access bus schedules on the go and choose the best price and departure time".

Busbud recently partnered with Orleans Express, the leader for intercity bus service in Quebec, and is helping to modernize the bus travel industry. Orleans Express’s founder and bus industry veteran of 25 years, Sylvain Langis, has also joined Busbud’s advisory board.

“We're thrilled to collaborate with bus companies that seek new and innovative ways to reach bus travelers and increase sales”. Busbud is currently expanding partnerships with bus companies for ticketing and signing up new partners worldwide.

According to a recent report from DePaul University cited by the American Bus Association, intercity bus travel grew by 7.5% in 2012, making it the “America’s fastest growing form of intercity travel by a comfortable margin”. Bus services are also expanding rapidly internationally, as passengers are attracted by both its budget and eco friendliness, as well as increasingly convenient pick-up spots. Busbud’s new iPhone app looks to be the must-have app for bus travelers worldwide.

About Busbud        
Busbud is your worldwide bus travel companion. The Busbud.com website is the most comprehensive source of for intercity bus travel information around the world, displaying bus schedules for 4000+ cities in 60+ countries available in 10 languages and 15 currencies. Busbud offers a search tool allowing travelers to discover and plan their next bus trip. The company is privately funded by angel investors and based in Montreal, Canada.

Contact: Louis-Philippe Maurice, CEO and co-founder, Busbud, Inc, press(at)busbud(dot)com

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