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ONLINE BOOKING

skaya, Igor Bratnikov, and Eddy Wong—used their own
app to book buses that took them from Boston to Austin
for the SXSW competition.)
Modeled after Kayak.com, Wanderu.com allows a
traveler to type in a starting address and the address
of their destination and a routing algorithm searches
through hundreds of schedules, routes, and operators to
provide alternatives for travel. Filters enable customers
to sort the results to decide between options such as
price and duration. When a traveler chooses their trip
plan, Wanderu.com connects to carriers’ online booking

doesn’t cost the carriers money; they simply need to
share their scheduling information. While they want
to be as comprehensive as possible, Raygorodskaya
says the company carefully screens partners for
safety records.
“Because we want to paint bus travel in a positive
light, we’re selective with safety ratings and actual reports and partner with the safest and most reputable,”
Raygorodskaya says. “We have turned down those
without good safety records.”
The site was in beta testing this past spring, primarily

Wanderu.com is a mobilefriendly web app for finding
bus routes and schedules.

sites to finish the checkout process.
For each completed reservation, Wanderu.com
receives a small percentage of the ticket price from
the customer, although Raygorodskaya declined to
reveal the specific percentage.
She says the convenience of the site could keep
customers from clicking over to carriers’ sites to book
tickets, a potential worry for some companies that
have already designed their own proprietary online
booking. However, partnering with the Wanderu.com

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with carriers in the Northeast region. However, during
the second quarter of 2013, Wanderu.com plans to
secure carrier partners into the Southeast and then
expand across the United States and Canada by the end
of the year.
WELL-CONNECTED COMPETITION
Wanderu.com isn’t alone. As another sign that the
time has come for a more comprehensive aggregator,
other companies are looking to connect to carriers,


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Less Than Fair
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