Rome2rio Blog

As Growth Continues, New Roles At Rome2rio

Rome2rio is pleased to announce some changes in its executive team. Co-founder Michael Cameron is stepping into the CEO role, taking over the reins from Rod Cuthbert, who becomes Executive Chairman. Co-founder Bernie Tschirren becomes Chief Architect, and Kirsteene Phelan…

Welcoming New Team Members To Rome2rio

Life at Rome2rio is busy and the last few months have been no exception as we work on key product improvements to our desktop and web experiences in our effort to make travel easier for everyone. Part of this means…

The Unicorn And The Cockroach: Start-Up Business In Australia

Earlier this month I gave a talk at the PauseFest conference about Australian start-ups and how they differ from their US counterparts. The talk was based on a piece I wrote for The Australian newspaper last year. I explain how…

A New Way Of Comparing Your Route Options

  “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck One of the main UX challenges we have at Rome2rio is explaining the concept of multi-modal, door-to-door search and route- planning to new visitors. Many independent travellers are familiar with…

Rome2rio’s 2016 Year In Review

Running a tech company doesn’t give you much time to stop and review all the great things your team has achieved; the past always seems less important than the work you’re doing right now. However, 2016 was such a banner…

Introducing Transit Colours And Names On Rome2rio And Why It Matters

“Colour does not add a pleasant quality to design – it reinforces it.” – Pierre Bonnard The team at Rome2rio have spent the past seven years building a product that helps you when travelling large distances; from Rome to Rio…

We’ve Updated The Rome2rio iOS App

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” – Robert Louis Stevenson One of the most wonderful side effects of travel is the unfettered feeling…

An IAC Applications Ad Broke All Our Click-Through Records: Then We Blocked It

It’s natural to pay attention when you discover one of the ads on your site has a click-through rate eight times higher than average. That’s what we discovered as we reviewed advertiser reports a few weeks ago, so we decided…

How Changing One Word Increased Our Flight Booking Conversions By 30%

It was a warm night in March and I was going over my research for the unified booking experiment to prepare a presentation for the Rome2rio team the next day. The results had been really great, and I was in a…

Revamping Our Flight Booking User Experience

How we used experimentation principles to revamp the flight booking process on Rome2rio.

Welcoming Katie, Tim & Alex

Rome2rio is expanding in every direction; launching onsite ticket bookings, introducing our Global Flight Pricing Ranking and now, welcoming new people to our team. We are pleased to introduce Katie, Tim, and Alex. Katie joins us after completing her BSc in…

Introducing The Global Flight Pricing Ranking

When Rome2rio first wrote about this topic, back in December 2012, we didn’t realise how much interest our analysis would generate. Tnooz also carried the post as a guest article, and between them, the two pages attracted thousands of readers:…

A Story Of Fandom And Photobombing

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…

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…

Welcome 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…