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by NYC Editor , 12/08/2009

 
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MEGABUS.COM JOINS NYC & COMPANY TO ANNOUNCE 100,000 FREE SEATS TO STIMULATE TRAVEL IN 2010

40,000 Free Seats Designated for travel to New York City

Special NYC Winter Promotions Highlight City as Value Destination

New York City (December 8, 2009) — Megabus.com, the first city-to-city express bus service offering fares as low as $1, today joined NYC & Company, the City's official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, to announce that it is offering 100,000 free seats for travel between January 6 and March 20, 2010. Customers can begin booking today.

Forty thousand of the 100,000 seats are designated for travel to New York, the nation's largest city. The remaining seats are reserved for travel on megabus.com's other routes serving the Northeast and Midwest. Travelers can book their free seats with the promo code "GETAWAY."

"The new year brings promise that our economy is recovering. We are encouraging people to get out and travel," said Dale Moser, president and COO of megabus.com. "Megabus.com's low fares make travel affordable every day, but a chance at a free ticket means there's no reason to stay home."

Amenities on megabus.com's new double-decker buses include free WiFi, reclining seats, power outlets and on-board restrooms.

"There's never been a better time to visit and experience New York City—with the combination of megabus.com's low fares and NYC & Company's winter promotions launching in January and February, traveling to NYC has never been more affordable and enjoyable," said George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Company.

Upcoming NYC & Company promotions include:

NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2010: $24.07 three-course lunches and $35 three-course dinners (Jan. 25–Feb. 7, 2010)

NYC: The Real Deal: Hundreds of special offers from NYC hotels, attractions, museums, theaters, restaurants, shops and tours and more (Jan. 4–Feb. 28, 2010)

On the House: Two-for-one Off-Broadway tickets at more than 30 theaters (Feb. 8–28, 2010)

Signature Collection Third Night: Close to 20 Signature Collection luxury hotels offer a free third night for guests who pay the prevailing rate for two consecutive nights; the package includes a VIP shopping experience at the flagship Saks Fifth Avenue. (Jan. 4–Feb. 28, 2010)

Visit megabus.com for additional information on routes, schedules, amenities and fares. Visit nycgo.com for details on upcoming winter promotions and essential travel information for visiting New York City's five boroughs.

See photos and maps at the links below: hanser.com/2009/news/northeast-photos/ megabus.com/us/stops/

About megabus.com: Megabus.com is the first intercity express bus line dedicated to bringing high-quality, low-cost travel options for as low as $1 via the Internet. Service for megabus.com operates daily. Northeast cities served by megabus.com include Albany, Atlantic City, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo, New York, Philadelphia, Rochester, Syracuse, Toronto and Washington DC. Midwest cities served by megabus.com include Ann Arbor, Bloomington-Normal, Chicago, Champaign, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbia, Columbus, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Madison, Memphis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, St. Louis and Toledo. Fares shown are one-way and include all government taxes. Since its launch on April 10, 2006, megabus.com has served more than 4 million travelers.

Chicago-based megabus.com is a subsidiary of Coach USA. Paramus, N.J.–based Coach USA owns and operates more than 20 local companies in North America—some that have been in business for more than 60 years—that offer scheduled bus routes, motor coach tours, charters and sightseeing tours.

About NYC & Company: NYC & Company is the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization for the City of New York, dedicated to maximizing travel and tourism opportunities throughout the five boroughs, building economic prosperity and spreading the positive image of New York City worldwide. For more information, visit nycgo.com, or stop by the Official NYC Information Center in Midtown Manhattan, located at 810 Seventh Avenue.

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