Articles tagged “rome2rio”

Online Travel

7 Travel Startups Kickstarted by the UK Government

Private equity flooded the travel industry during the pandemic, but many startups looked to the government’s Innovate UK arm, which continues to put millions of pounds on the table.

7 Travel Startups Kickstarted by the UK Government

Mergers and Acquisitions

Omio Buys Rival Rome2Rio in Mashup of Door-to-Door Booking Sites

If search for travel looking for door-to door trip options was a massive potential market, then Expedia, Booking Holdings, Ctrip, or Google would have already snapped up these companies, which have been laboring around that premise for years. This stuff is hard to execute, as the relatively modest exit seems to show.

Omio Buys Rival Rome2Rio in Mashup of Door-to-Door Booking Sites

Online Travel

GoEuro Touts Growth in Ground Transport But Sees No Profit in Sight

GoEuro CEO Naren Shaam said his company is having strong growth in helping consumers book intercity trips on their smartphones. But can he guide his company into profitability?

GoEuro Touts Growth in Ground Transport But Sees No Profit in Sight

Online Travel

Rival Multi-Modal Booking Sites See Their Once-Distinct Strategies Increasingly Merging

GoEuro and Rome2rio have two totally different approaches to multi-modal, but share the same goal -- to capture the European multi-modal market share. Given the complexity of searching for and booking very diverse forms of transportation, it makes sense for companies in a mobile era to lean toward becoming booking sites.

Rival Multi-Modal Booking Sites See Their Once-Distinct Strategies Increasingly Merging

Business Travel

Airbnb Launches Trips, Its Big Tours and Activities Gamble

We've known this day would come for quite some time now. The only question left to ask is this: Can Airbnb succeed in becoming a "super brand of travel" like it aspires to be?

Airbnb Launches Trips, Its Big Tours and Activities Gamble

Online Travel

The Fickle Startup: When to Chase and When to Flee From a Category Leader

Given the headlines, while Rome2Rio, Captain Train and Loco2 are trying to get the message out that they are just as hot as travel-startup peer GoEuro, in contrast Hot Hotels is getting the word out that it will avoid some of the business model pitfalls of HotelTonight.

The Fickle Startup: When to Chase and When to Flee From a Category Leader

Online Travel

Startups Stories Series: The Pivot to B2B Is Not the Promised Land

Travel startups pivoting from a consumer business toward a B2B focus is trendy, with founders and CEOs believing that there will be fewer marketing woes and reduced competition. But get in line when it comes to joining the droves of startups trying to sell to big corporations, hotels and travel agencies. The sales hurdle can be almost as intractable as the marketing roadblock.

Startups Stories Series: The Pivot to B2B Is Not the Promised Land

Rail

Concur Adds Multi-Modal Transport Options From Rome2Rio

Rome2Rio surfaces transport options from ridesharing to rail that represent the future of business travel. Concur is smart to get on board early.

Concur Adds Multi-Modal Transport Options From Rome2Rio