Rocket Internet who had terminated operations in Turkey two years ago has decided to re-enter the market with TikoBus, a local version of the German incubator’s Brasil-headquartered long distance bus ticket sales marketplace ClickBus.
The new platform starts with over 65 bus travel companies on board, offering tickets to more than 3,500 destinations across the country.
TikoBus engine lists the schedules and prices for a bus travel to a destination with an option to buy the ticket instantly. The website also offers a full-refund option if the travel plans of a client changes.
Ömer Küçükdere, the general manager of the Istanbul-based company says “Turkey’s intercity bus travel volume is tremendous, with over 210 million bus tickets sold for a total of $4 billion a year. It represents a significant potential for ClickBus, placing Turkey among the top-10 countries in ClickBus’s growth plans”
Launched last year in Brasil with operations streching across Colombia, Mexico, Thailand, Germany, Poland and Pakistan, has already become the largest long-distance bus travel ticket sales and reservation marketplace in the world. It employs over 100 people selling over 60,000 tickets as of today.