By Olabode Adeyeri
One of the most important things travellers want is a smooth, trouble-free process from booking and departure to arrival at their destination. They want to experience a stress-free, intercity trip.
In case you haven’t been paying attention, Routehunt Mobility Limited with the trade name TRANSITA, currently provides that solution. TRANSITA is an online, ticket booking search engine that has redefined the travelling process for Nigerians.
TRANSITA offers Nigerians a way to book their trips to different cities ahead of time, through its mobile application. It also enables Nigerians to access the bus routes of all major transport companies in Nigeria.
On TRANSITA’s mobile application, Nigerians can search for and compare the prices of different intercity transport companies, and book the most suitable and affordable tickets. It is important to note that passengers can also book their preferred seats ahead of time, either on the mobile application [available on both Google Play Store and App Store] or on TRANSITA’s website [ http://www.mytransita.com ].
With this great initiative, Nigerian intercity travellers no longer have to wait in long queues at bus parks. TRANSITA’s platform will help them save time and energy, which can then be used to attend to other things that matter in their lives.
Some of the unique features of TRANSITA include the following:
• Users on TRANSITA can search for intercity trips according to their preferences by filtering their search based on vehicle type, price range, transport company, pickup location, and more.
• Users can book their trips in advance from all major Nigerian interstate transport companies.
• Users can also make payment for their intercity trips using various means such as Visa or Mastercard, bank transfers, USSD codes, and more.
• TRANSITA offers Nigerian intercity travellers a Comprehensive Travel Insurance Package provided by Leadway Assurance Company with coverage of up to N250,000 for N300 only.
TRANSITA has the goal of becoming a one-stop shop for world-class intermodal transportation services [Air, Water, Rail and Road] for all categories of travellers in Nigeria.
In an exclusive interview with Citizen NewsNG| Citizen Magazine, co-founder of TRANSITA, Mr. Tolu Laleye said:
“We are determined to provide a seamless intercity travel experience for road travellers from booking to arrival.”
Speaking further, Laleye stated: “We will always ensure all travellers in Nigeria get real value for their money by providing them with the most relevant, updated information to help plan their trips better.” Laleye encouraged interstate bus company passengers and prospective clients to take advantage of the unique offer that the online ticket booking company provides.
He continued: “As an intercity traveller, you don’t need to spend hours queuing at bus parks trying to book a trip. TRANSITA has made intercity road travelling cheap and more convenient for you by providing you with access to the bus schedules of major intercity transport companies in Nigeria. Now you can search for trips to any location in Nigeria, compare prices, and book your tickets in advance.”
“You can also now travel with peace of mind knowing that your safety and belongings are well-covered when you book your trips with TRANSITA. Our partnership with Leadway Assurance makes that possible with a comprehensive and affordable insurance package. To book a trip, simply visit the TRANSITA website at http://www.mytransita.com or download the application available on both Google Play Store and App Store today”, Laleye emphasized.
He went ahead to re-emphasize his message by listing the key benefits road travellers get when they use TRANSITA:
No more spending hours waiting for your departure time
No need to go from one website to another to compare prices
Easily pick the most suitable vehicle type for your status
No more overpaying for bus tickets
Quickly compare prices and choose the best price according to your budget
Get travel insurance coverage of N250,000 for N300 only.
Leadway Assurance Corporate Services Representative, Niyi Abiola, and Transita Co-founder, Tolu Laleye during a radio session on travel insurance at 96.1fm headquarters Ikeja, Lagos.
Laleye urged other interstate transport companies to sign up on TRANSITA’s platform at http://www.mytransita.com/transporters. He explained that they stand to gain more patronage and maximize their profits due to the quick, stress-free way in which TRANSITA handles ticket booking.
TRANSITA’s platform provides transport companies with the opportunity to have an online presence and connect with travellers while they search for bus travel information online. An additional benefit is that TRANSITA allows these companies to manage their inventory digitally. This will in turn help reduce theft arising from poor transaction records and lead to a more organised management process.
The company seems to be destined for great things. It is interesting to know that at the moment, the platform can manage and process over 10,000 bus tickets for road travellers within Nigeria.