With the help of an advanced digital system excursor, FlixBus passengers are able to purchase trips during their bus ride.
Combis, the leading provider of IT services in Croatia and FlixBus, one of the largest European bus companies, agreed to cooperate and through the excursor platform have introduced a new opportunity for all travelers, enabling instant shopping of excursions while traveling in FlixBus.
With the help of the excursor platform, from December 2018, Flixbus passengers can scan real-time information on availability and prices with a description of the excursions, and very easy, in just a few clicks, by scanning QR code (Quick Response), plan and book a visit to different excursion destinations, all during their bus drive..
"We live fast and often we cannot accomplish all that we have in mind, including a good and quality holiday preparation. Having in mind all the unused time while driving in a bus, we have established a cooperation with FlixBus and decided to maximize the time potential of a foreign tourist traveling in Croatia. Excursor is a fantastic tool for communication and organization of tourist offers and has a tremendous potential for digitalization of tourism," said Mladen Gregović, member of the Board and Chief Operating Officer in Combis, adding that the common denominator of this partnership is mutual desire for innovation.
The service is provided on a number of targeted routes, such as bus lines from Austrian, German and Italian cities to Zagreb, in order to make the most efficient offer of excursions in Croatia.
"FlixBus is focused on business innovation. From the very beginning we are a combination of technological start-up, online buying and transportation company, and this is our success formula. The potential of providing new services in such a simple way, as this, with excursor, offers a new and innovative experience to the satisfaction of our customers, which is our top priority", said Dean Čebohin, Business Development Director for FlixBus CEE South.
The excursor platform is intended for everyone who wants to offer tours and activities and other extra services - tour organizers, tourist agencies, hotels and other resellers of tours and activities. The platform allows an express reservation, in just a few clicks, excluding orders processing via e-mail and phone, thereby eliminating the missed reservation opportunities. Also, excursor enables communication and tour sales in real-time, excluding the possibility of overbooking.
"Combis has developed excursor and introduced it to the market last year, after which the company agreed a cooperation with several partners in a short time period. In addition, research shows a significant increase in the interest of tourists for excursions and extra tourism services, which will make this solution of great use to many organizations in tourism, but also it can contribute to the promotion of Croatian tourism in a digital way", said Aleksandar Radojčić, director of Digital Transformation Division at Combis.