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Kiwi.com expands to connect more cities by offering multi-modal door-to-door service
Kiwi.com has expanded its service to offer multi-modal door-to-door travel to users providing the ability to create itineraries for cities that are not served by flights.
The price comparison site said the new service will provide bookable itineraries with specific times and prices and not just general routing information.
It said this will give travellers the ability to find and book the optimum route, from start to finish.
Oliver Dlouhy, chief executive and co-founder of Kiwi.com, said: “This was a natural progression for us, having developed and championed ‘virtually interlined’ flights by working with over 500 airlines, the obvious next step was to provide travellers with an intuitive door to door solution enabling them to plan and book a complete journey.
“Personally, I find it frustrating getting a great deal on a flight, having a smooth trip to a hub airport for skiing or summer sun resorts and then having to search around several sites for complicated transfers to my specific preferred destination.”
Kiwi.com said the service will provide a one-stop solution for travellers, showcasing the optimal transport combinations based on customer preferences. K
The firm said it is adding more content daily, connecting the currently unconnected destinations, and there will be another ten thousand and more citypairings added over the next few months.
It claimed the new multi-modal approach “gives the traveller maximum control over their plans, linking up cities without airports”.
“When we put this out to test with travellers they embraced the saving of time, money and stress, all backed by the Kiwi.com Guarantee”, added Dlouhy.
“If their transport is delayed or cancelled, we will book them an alternative trip to their destination. Today’s travellers are increasingly savvy, and this additional insight and control enables them to plan and book complex itineraries using trains, rental cars, taxis, ride hailing, ferries, buses, and hotels.
“This is a large-scale and ongoing project, which we are adding to daily. I truly see this an important milestone in the travel industry, providing an A to B solution to cities that currently don’t have an airport.
“This should allow a lot more access to previously little-known places, opening up many more cities to tourism and visitors. We really are facilitating access to many new destinations and with the current ‘overtourism’ being experienced by some cities globally, this can only be a good thing.”