CarTrawler’s range of bus transfers offered to B2B partners is being expanded in a deal with intercity and shuttle bus services aggregator Distribusion Technologies.

Distribusion’s pre-bookable bus transfers will be merchandised within CarTrawler’s ancillary revenue platform for airlines.

The new pre-paid bus content, including airport shuttles and intercity services, is available to all 100 of CarTrawler’s airline partners and 2,000 online travel agents.

CarTrawler ground transportation director Tommi Holmgren said: “It’s an exciting time for the travel industry. Invisible boundaries that used to exist between products and services have now all but vanished, opening up new opportunities across every segment of the travel industry.

“With the widening of our existing bus transfers product, alongside car rental, taxi, private transfer and train solutions, our travel partners no longer need to leak customers to other websites nor are they forced to work directly with them, exposing their valuable customer data.

“Our service, like our customer’s journey, doesn’t start and end at the airport. We continue to invest in our technology and expand our customer offering.

“Pre-booking offers peace of mind to customers, helping them to plan their travel arrangements from door to door, however they choose to travel.”

Julian Hauck, CEO of Distribusion, added: “Today, customers expect more than just a flight or a hotel, but rather a complete end-to-end travel arrangement.

“With airport shuttles and intercity bus rides, airline customers now benefit from the cheapest available option to get to and from the airport, city centre or any other destination close-by.

“Combining flight and bus bookings enables travellers a seamless way of booking their entire journey.”