CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- IvyMedia Corporation, the owner of GotoBus.com and TakeTours.com, is celebrating its 10th anniversary as the leading online ticketing company for intercity bus services, tours and vacation packages. In the spring of 2002, IvyMedia.com started its first online ticketing services to allow customers to compare, search and book bus services from various smaller bus operators. A few months later, IvyMedia.com expanded ticketing services for sightseeing tours and vacation packages.
In 2006, GotoBus.com (www.gotobus.com) was established as the main brand (GotoBus®) from IvyMedia.com as its main focus was to connect travelers to hundreds of bus and tour operators around the world. A few years later, in 2011, TakeTours.com (www.taketours.com) was launched as a dedicated brand (TakeTours®) for tours and vacation packages, leaving all the intercity bus services on GotoBus.com.
Over the past 10 years, IvyMedia Corporation, similar to Expedia®, has pioneered many industry-first innovations in the world of online ticketing services. At a very early stage, IvyMedia was the first company to enable smaller bus and tour operators to sell tickets online; IvyMedia was the first to provide bus and tour travelers to have a centralized place to find, compare and purchase bus and tour tickets from smaller bus and tour operators. In 2007, GotoBus.com was named by Washington Post as the "Best of the Web" in the "motorcoaches" category, beating runner-ups like Greyhound and Grayline.
In the recent years, IvyMedia pioneered the release of a complete service for packaged bus and hotel deals and a complete service for extended hotel stay for tours and vacation packages, allowing customers to choose their bus or tour package and extend their stay on the hotel of their own preference.
To celebrate its 10 year anniversary, IvyMedia Corporation is offering a 10% discount for vacation packages to top travel destinations. Discounts are being applied to trips visiting New York City, Niagara Falls, Canada, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon and much more through the following URL. http://www.taketours.com/10-year-anniversary-sales/
"We thank the support from our customers who repeatedly use our services and give us their valuable suggestions." says Jimmy Chen, President and CEO of GotoBus.com, "We also thank our suppliers that worked with us over the past 10 years. If we can compare the services of our suppliers 10 years ago and today, the changes on service quality are significant. We will continue to win our customers by promoting safe and quality services from responsible travel suppliers".
IvyMedia full-heartedly recognizes the contribution from its employees who successfully made this milestone possible.
GotoBus® and TakeTours® are federally registered trademarks of IvyMedia Corporation.
Expedia® is a federal registered trademark of Expedia.com
SOURCE GotoBus.com / TakeTours.com