• 5 new ways we will travel after COVID-19


    We will travel again! However, what this will look like in the “new normal” is the question, we’re all asking. Lockdown measures due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) will not last forever, and life will slowly move back into motion. The global price comparison portal CheckMyBus decided to gather facts and predictions about how travel will be shaped by the “new normal.” 1. Bus and Train instead of Plane Domestic and shorter trips will be at the top of the list among frequent bookings. Many travellers will avoid those queuing and checking situations at the airport that must be stricter to board a flight. In addition, bus companies are investing…

  • Safety measures for post-coronavirus travel


    Coach stations and airports around the world are resuming operations within the new reality of the pandemic. Among the new safety measures for post-coronavirus travel (COVID-19) adopted, the most common ones are an added emphasis on cleaning. This includes the use of gel alcohol, and is especially true for major touch points like handrails, elevator buttons and seats. In addition, audible warnings about symptoms and guidance from trained professionals are already part of many routines. See other highlights below: Travel protection Bus companies and airlines prepare their security protocols. Companies throughout Asia and Europe, where the virus first emerged and spread have already updated their safety measures for travel. This…

  • Passengers in Wheelchairs are to be Assured Access to Buses

    Travellng can be pretty stressful, with making sure you arrive on time, remembering luggage and being able to find a seat all being common concerns. However, for passengers in wheelchairs, just being able to board the bus can be a huge issue that can completely overturn their plans for the day. This issue became particularly apparent during an incident where

  • FlixBus’ European expansion: a story of success and obstacles

    When the German market for intercity buses was liberalised in early 2013, the then start-up FlixBus instantly reacted and set up a booking platform for this brand-new and affordable way of travelling. More and more small bus companies joined and had their buses redesigned to openly

  • World Tourism Day 2016: Tourism for All

    On 27 September we celebrate the annual World Tourism Day. It was brought into being in 1980 by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in order to raise awareness for the importance of tourism in various sectors, ranging from society over culture to economy. Every year, there is a host

  • The European Championships 2016: Accessible for Everyone?

    It’s a good time for football fans: The leagues have ended, the Champions League Final was decided and the Euros are only a few days away. However, whenever big tournaments take place, there is also an aspect about them that is often glossed over: the accessibility of the football venues. In 2014, a BBC

  • Accessibility of Long Distance Coaches: A Bus for Everyone(?)

    In the UK about 11 million people suffer from a long-term illness or disability1 and around 9 per cent of the population report having mobility difficulties.2 Although society is working towards the integration and inclusion of people with disabilities, their impairments can still result in obstacles to be overcome in everyday life.