A Story Of Fandom And Photobombing

 

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A few of the team at Rome2rio

The team at Rome2rio enjoy hearing from the people who use our product. We get plenty of feedback that helps us to improve all part of the site and the app. We also get lots of fun stories from people who have used Rome2rio and recently we received this email from a user, Fernando.

“Hi, my name is Fernando, and I’m a big fan of you guys; been using the site and following you since way before the app.

The reason I’m contacting you guys is because one of the backgrounds of the site, the one for Granada, on the lake by the Nasrid Palace, features my girlfriend and me as photobombs, and though I know it’s silly, it made us feel very proud as fans.

Because of this, I was wondering if you guys could maybe send us the picture. It would be a nice souvenir. If you guys could put the Rome2rio logo on it, it would be even more awesome, almost like an autograph.

Anyway, thanks in advance, and keep up the good work.”

Thank you, Fernando!  We found the photo you are looking for and it is currently winging its way to you. Enjoy it, and your future travels.
– Kirsteene
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Rome2rio, based in Melbourne, Australia, is organising the world’s transport information. We offer a multi-modal, door-to-door travel search engine that returns itineraries for air, train, coach, ferry, mass transit and driving options to and from any location. Discover the possibilities at rome2rio.com

My Work Experience at Rome2rio

Today’s post come from Christopher who has recently joined our team as a work experience developer – Enjoy!

My name is Christopher, and in June 2016 I was lucky enough to have the wonderful experience of doing work experience for a week at Rome2rio.

I am currently completing year ten at John Monash Science School. I’m interested in IT, maths and science, and in my spare time, I enjoy programming, making music, gaming and wasting my time on the internet.

During my work experience, I was given a variety of tasks around the company, so that I got a good feel of how all the different roles come together to form Rome2rio. I was involved in adding and verifying data for the content team, some PR work, and some coding.

On Thursday I was given a mock interview by Miles in which I was asked some coding questions and had to work through them, explaining my thought process, how the code works, and what problems I had on a whiteboard. The task was hard at first, but I think I did well once I got the hang of it.

Coding school with Mr Miles

Throughout the week I was introduced to many people working as freelancers and at other startups and was given a brief overview of how the architecture of Rome2rio works. I also attended as many meetings as I could, and gave a presentation about myself and my thoughts about Rome2rio so far at the weekly team meeting on Wednesday.

The week was a really exciting experience, as I had never experienced working in a traditional workplace, let alone in a coworking environment like Inspire9. The team at Rome2rio and the rest of Inspire 9 are a very friendly group of people, and I really felt valued by them during my time there. If I had the opportunity I would definitely do it again, and I would highly recommend doing this if anyone else gets the chance in the future.

I’d like to thank Marty for such a brilliant mentor during the week, as well as the rest of the Rome2rio team for making my work experience so enjoyable.

– Christopher

Rome2rio, based in Melbourne, Australia, is organising the world’s transport information. We offer a multi-modal, door-to-door travel search engine that returns itineraries for air, train, coach, ferry, mass transit and driving options to and from any location. Discover the possibilities at rome2rio.com

Welcome Christopher And Phoebe

 

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Christopher and Phoebe

 

Rome2rio  is pleased to be able to support the next generation of computer science talent from home and abroad. We are delighted to introduce two special new members to our team; Christopher and Phoebe.

Phoebe joins us as an intern in our engineering team. She is studying Computer Science at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and, for her last semester, she is taking part in an exchange program at the University of Melbourne. She came across Rome2rio while looking at startups in Melbourne and is excited to work with the team as an intern backend developer.

Christopher joins us as our very first work experience student. He is currently completing year ten at John Monash Science School and is interested in IT, maths, and science. In his spare time, he enjoys programming, making music, gaming, and wasting his time on the internet. Don’t we all Christopher!

With top talent like these two young people entering into Computer Science careers, we are excited for the future of not only Rome2rio but the technology industry as a whole.

-Kirsteene

Rome2rio, based in Melbourne, Australia, is organising the world’s transport information. We offer a multi-modal, door-to-door travel search engine that returns itineraries for air, train, coach, ferry, mass transit and driving options to and from any location. Discover the possibilities at rome2rio.com

A Unified Booking Experience

After months of development and experimentation, we’re proud to release a new and improved user experience for searching for train, bus and flight bookings on Rome2rio. We’re calling it Unified Bookings. It’s a part of our goal to make the experience the same whether you’re booking a plane, a bus or a train anywhere in the world.

Unified bookings on desktop, tablet and mobile

It’s still fresh so tell us what you think! Let us know how we can make the experience better by using the feedback link on our site.

– Marty

Rome2rio, based in Melbourne, Australia, is organising the world’s transport information. We offer a multi-modal, door-to-door travel search engine that returns itineraries for air, train, coach, ferry, mass transit and driving options to and from any location. Discover the possibilities at rome2rio.com

Introducing Rome2rio Labs And The Global Connectivity Report

Rome2rio Global Connectivity Ranking

Rome2rio, with its comprehensive database of global routes and transport information, is a very attractive tool for the casual traveller and globe trekker alike. We’ll help you get from A to B by any means that we can find. (including this nifty cable car option we found in Columbia). The happy side-effect of this database  is that it can also be analysed to uncover interesting global trends and information useful for everyone from journalists to industry groups to your garden variety statistics fan.

Today we launch our new data science imprint; Rome2rio Labs. To kick off the new series we are starting with the Global Connectivity Ranking.  This ranking, which uses data about international connections to measure a city’s global importance, has been analysed and presented in collaboration with esteemed Australian demographer, KPMG partner, and social commentator, Bernard Salt.

Rome2rio Global Connectivity Ranking

 

We hope that the findings are discussion provoking! We encourage you to visit labs.rome2rio.com to find out more and look forward to sharing more data stories from Rome2rio Labs soon.

-Kirsteene

Rome2rio, based in Melbourne, Australia, is organising the world’s transport information. We offer a multi-modal, door-to-door travel search engine that returns itineraries for air, train, coach, ferry, mass transit and driving options to and from any location. Discover the possibilities at rome2rio.com

 

 

Rome2rio Announces Partnership With Distribusion

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We recently wrote about our move to direct bookings on Rome2rio; starting with our partnership with SilverRail for UK train tickets. We are now pleased to announce another way that will make booking travel easier – we’ve partnered with Distribusion for bus ticketing.

The partnership allows Rome2rio users to search its site for available bus tickets from 165 operators worldwide. The content has been implemented through the Distribution API and is the 1st step in integrating intercity and shuttle bus bookings into Rome2rio and forms one of our three recent partnerships. Our other partnerships with SilverRail and Travelport will offer rail and flight bookings respectively.

We are really excited to be working on this new functionality for Rome2rio users; we aim to make travel search and booking as easy as possible, and we hope to be able to announce more partnerships that help us achieve this aim soon.

-Kirsteene

Rome2rio, based in Melbourne, Australia, is organising the world’s transport information. We offer a multi-modal, door-to-door travel search engine that returns itineraries for air, train, coach, ferry, mass transit and driving options to and from any location. Discover the possibilities at www.rome2rio.com

 

Announcing Direct UK Rail Bookings On Rome2rio

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We’ve built Rome2rio to make answering your travel questions easier. Questions such as  How do I get from London to Edinburgh?’ and ‘How do I get from Manchester to Birmingham?’. Answering those queries properly requires a full complement of air, rail, bus, rideshare, ferry and self-drive options, something we are pleased to say that we can offer.

The next step, once you’ve found your perfect mode of travel, is to book your ticket!  We are pleased to announce that we are now making that an easier proposition. From today, you’ll be able to buy tickets for all UK rail operators directly from Rome2rio. Powered by SilverRail, the new capability allows Rome2rio users to search its site for available transport options between any UK locations, and then book selected rail segments directly on the Rome2rio website.

We are starting in the UK but plan to roll out this functionality for journeys in other places including Spain, the US, Canada and Sweden, with further on-site booking launches in the flight, rail, bus and ferry sectors on the horizon. We’re also announcing a partnership with Distribution for bus bookings and a partnership with Travelport that will allow us to experiment with on-site flight bookings in selected markets, so watch this space for announcements soon.

– Kirsteene

Rome2rio, based in Melbourne, Australia, is organising the world’s transport information. We offer a multi-modal, door-to-door travel search engine that returns itineraries for air, train, coach, ferry, mass transit and driving options to and from any location. Discover the possibilities at www.rome2rio.com