The Australian multi-transport search engine was founded in September 2010 by Michael Cameron and Bernhard Tschirren, who werel formerly Microsoft software engineers. The idea sprouted from frustration over lack of quick and easy-to-use search engine with global coverage. Rome2rio was officially launched on the 7th of April 2010. The current CEO is Mr. Rod Cuthbert, a frequent speaker at industry conferences and founder as well of ‘Viator’, another travel site.
One big factor with Rome2rio is they also use API solutions, wherein API stands for application programming interfaces. They are focused on delivering great multi-modal travel search technology to other API users by point to point search, super-fast search speed, extensive global coverage and in-house geocoder technology. To sign up, click here.
Search results while using Rome2rio are filtered from 73033 train lines via 300 operators, 262083 bus routes via 2711 bus operators, 3724 Ferries via 400 ferry operators and 134325 flight paths via 670 airlines. The search result of one place to another is understandable since it provides the price range, trip duration and even indicate if it’s by bus, train, ferry or airplane.
Rome2rio extended their services to mobile application; with the travel app customer can access similar services and functions like the PC version, in a smaller screen version. However, some users of this mobile application are not as satisfied as the rating shows. One reviewer said:
“I tried using this app on a recent trip to Mexico. The information was wholly inaccurate — the actual taxi prices were about 2-3X more expensive than the app quoted. In my own city, for only transportation to/from the airport from downtown, there are options not listed and wholly inaccurate and missing information. When I emailed them to comment on the inaccuracies, they repeatedly made excuses and told me how hard it was to keep their information comprehensive and current. Um. But that’s what you do! This could be a really useful app, but they have a very long way to go before they get there.”
Why NOT Rome2rio?
There’s always just one review per site from a illegit reviewer. All praises to Rome2rio which obviously sound very scripted and fake. It has been 5 years and saying that they are the best doesn’t show. The best travel site receives daily feedback from consumers both negative and comment. I think they should at least be aware of this. Nobody’s perfect and we weren’t born yesterday. However, some unhidden complaints are slipping through articles and reviews, saying that Rome2rio is a scam and unreliable. That they prefer using Avis, Kayak or FlightHub instead.
- Website URL: www.rome2rio.com
- Contact page: http://www.rome2rio.com/faq#Contact
- Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Head Office Address: 1/41 Stewart Street Richmond, 3121, Australia
Company slogan “Discover how to get there”, really confuses me. I thought they will assist us, why do we need to exert an effort to ’discover’ maybe they should rephrase their slogan to “At least inspire us how to get there”. There are no Rome2rio reviews to be found. Well, in my case, I just actually stumbled upon Rome2rio somewhere in Google and decided to write about them. I was never disappointed as I am now.
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