FlixBus and Mondadori Store launch a new gift card: from today you can gift coach journeys across Europe

From today, at participating Mondadori stores, it is possible to buy gift cards with a value of up to €100 for coach journeys, valid for trips to over 1,200 destinations in 26 countries across Europe

From today, thanks to an agreement between FlixBus, the start-up that has become Europe’s leading coach operator, and Mondadori Store, Italy’s most extensive chain of bookstores, it is possible to buy directly from participating Mondadori stores gift cards for coach trips to over 1,200 cities connected by FlixBus in 26 European countries.

Andrea Incondi, Managing Director of FlixBus Italia, commented on the agreement with Mondadori Store: “We are absolutely delighted to be working with Mondadori Store on the launch of this new gift card, which we are sure will be a big hit with the public and enable us to greatly expand awareness of our services across the whole of Italy and attracting passengers by our concept of travel which has always been something valuable to share and also to give as a gift.”

“The new FlixBus gift card will help us to extend and diversify even more the range of products and services offered by Mondadori Store in the travel sector, an all-round offer that takes in culture and entertainment, aimed also at young people,” stated Francesco Riganti, marketing director of Mondadori Retail.

Meanwhile, Antonio Sorrentino, chief executive of Domec, added: “Domec is immensely proud to participate in the growth of an important brand like FlixBus, providing the support of our technology in order to achieve such ambitious business objectives.”

The gift card is available in three denominations: (€25, €50 and €100) that can be used to buy tickets online (at www.flixbus.it) or using the app, with the code provided on the receipt. Operational processing is by Domec, the Fintech company that operates in the sector of innovative payment and loyalty systems.

About FlixBus

FlixBus is a young European operator in the mobility sector that, since 2013, has been offering a new way of travelling that is comfortable, green and affordable- Through intelligent network planning and high-level technology, FlixBus has created Europe’s most extensive network of intercity coach links, with over 200,000 journeys per day to 1,200 destination in 26 countries.

Founded and launched in Germany, the start-up brings together experience and quality by working closely with local SMEs. With bases in Berlin, Munich, Paris, Milan, Zagreb, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Aarhus, Prague and Budapest, the FlixBus team is responsible for network planning, customer services, quality management, marketing and sales, as well as business and technological development. Meanwhile our coach operator partners – often family-owned businesses with generations of success behind them – are responsible for the operational service and the fleet of green coaches, all of which are equipped with high standards of comfort and safety. In this way, innovation, an entrepreneurial spirit and an established mobility brand combine with the experience and quality of a sector traditionally made up of SMEs. Thanks to this internationally unique business model, millions of passengers have already travelled across Europe on board the FlixBus fleet of green coaches, and thousands of jobs in the sector have been created.



About Mondadori Store

Mondadori Store is the bookshop chain of Mondadori Retail, a company of the Mondadori Group.

With 600 stores, it is Italy’s biggest bookshop chain, with three different formats: Mondadori Megastore, Mondadori Bookstore and Mondadori Point. Mondadori Store operates through four sales channels – direct sales outlets, franchising, the web and bookclub – serving over 20 million customers every year. The business model that differentiates the Mondadori Group is franchising: with over 550 affiliated outlets, and a capillary coverage of both large cities and smaller centres.

The core offer of books is supported by a range of integrated services, such as the Mondadori Café, Mondadori Travel and Book on demand, and various entertainment initiatives with a calendar of more than 5,000 events each year across the chain, from meetings with authors, singers and other show business personalities, to labs and initiatives for children.

Mondadori Store won the “Fascia of the year 2016-2017” award in the bookstore category, the “Excellence in franchising 2017” award, and the “Communication and Retail Prize” at the ”International GrandPrix Advertising Strategies 2017” and the “Premio innovazione Smau 2016”.



About Domec

Domec is a FinTech Company operating in the area of innovative digital payment and loyalty systems  and provides high value added solutions and services including:

  • Stored Value and Gift Cards
  • Loyalty cards
  • Automated promotional systems
  • Couponing and Cash Back promotions
  • Marketplace and Card Link Offer systems
  • Big Data management and analysis
  • Digital Wallet Privativi

Domec has been offering its advanced services since 2014 and can count more than 10 internationally renowned retail chains and web sites among its clients. In 2015, just 12 months from its launch, the company generated over €1 million, and continued with double-digit growth also in 2016, making it one of Italy’s most promising innovative start-ups, both in terms of revenues and employees. This has largely been possible thanks to important projects with banks, including Banca Popolare dell’Emilia Romagna and BancoPosta and the launch of the “DomecGo” e-commerce platform, dedicated to final consumers. Moreover, in less than 3 years, the proprietary platform Domec Toolsâ, entirely developed at the Potenza Research Centre in Basilicata, has handled 20,000,000 “On line-Real time” transactions. Then, in March 2017, Domec acquired a stake in Spotonway, that operates in the provision of digital loyalty and payments solutions for small and traditional retailers. For more information, please go to www.domecsolutions.com e su www.spotonway.com.