Busabout Asia expansion

THE Travel Corporation’s Busabout reports strong growth in sales across South East Asia following the introduction of its Asia Unlimited Pass late last year.

Busabout operations manager Asia Dax Cottam said Australians were spearheading the demand for travel in South East Asia.

“For our Thai Island trips, we are seeing a lot of younger first-time travellers whilst on our Vietnam and Cambodia trips, there are guests that have travelled before and are in their mid-late twenties.”

Cottam said the operator had also seen an increase in the number of late 30s to early 40s solo travellers appearing on Busabout trips.

“They want to make the most of a two or three-week trip to Asia and want a trip that shows a diverse range of attractions and experiences in a country but is still fun and flexible,” Cottam said.

The Unlimited Pass allows passengers to travel once on all Busabout Asia trips within a three-month period.

The Busabout network spans from Thailand to Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos.