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Omio international expansion takes major step forward with US and Canada launch

Posted by Lee Hayhurst on
Omio international expansion takes major step forward with US and Canada launch

European leading multi-modal travel booking website Omio has officially launch in north America.

The move into the US and Canadian markets is seen as a major step in Omio’s international ambitions, having rebrand from GoEuro last year.

Last year Omio acquired Rome2rio, a travel planning platform that offers search and discovery of transport to and from more than 10 million locations around the world.

US and Canada users can use the Omio website or app to book and compare prices, schedules, duration and other variables for thousands of routes in both markets.

In a first phase of the north America roll-out, Omio will offer ticketing for more than 23,000 train and bus routes, as well as flights, partnering with leading transport providers including Amtrak, VIA Rail Canada, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, OurBus and Academy.

More routes and providers will be added throughout 2020.

Omio said the launch is “a key part of the Omio vision to help people book travel anywhere in the world in a simple, intuitive and transparent way”.

The product is currently available in 21 languages and attracts an average 27 million users per month, from more than 120 countries. Travelers from the US and Canada, travelling in Europe, represent 10% of its customer base.

Naren Shaam, chief executive and Founder of Omio, said: “The US and Canada are great markets for a product like Omio, which enables millions of people to compare prices across different transportation options and plan their travel easily with a single product.

“We’re thrilled to have such a line-up of partners, routes and options bookable on Omio from day one, and look forward to rolling out more in the coming months, to offer users even more journey options.”

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