Rome2rio Blog

Welcoming Chantelle, Jordan, And Liz To Rome2rio

The team at Rome2rio continues to grow apace. This month we’ve added a trio of top talent to our team. Meet Chantelle, Jordan, and Liz. Chantelle has almost ten years digital project management experience delivering online solutions within both agency…

HTTPS Results in 7% Google AdX Revenue Drop

For some time now, Google has been publicly encouraging website owners to transition to HTTPS, a more secure version of the ubiquitous HTTP protocol that powers the web. You can identify websites that use HTTPS with the padlock symbol in the…

Taking Another (Gentle!) Swipe At Google’s Transit Results

We wrote in some depth last year about the poor quality of the inter-city transit component in many Google Maps results. These results are displayed at the top of SERPs for queries like “How do I get from A to B?”. Since then…

Early Birds And Monday Dreamers: Uncovering International Search Trends

With our unique repository of 750,000 travel routes from over 4,800 operators in 144 countries, Rome2rio attracts over 7 million visitors each month. While the searches conducted by these visitors are varied; from short distance intra-city searches to multihop long haul…

A Map Goes Unexpectedly Viral, With Help From Reddit & Gizmodo

Recent media coverage of the isochronic map we developed, based on a 1914 map by the well-known London mapmaker John G. Bartholomew, provides a classic case study on how quickly things can flourish online. (We wrote about the map and…

Welcome Archit, Kirsteene and Quinn

The new year is well and truly underway and brings with it new team members to Rome2rio. This month we welcome Archit, Kirsteene, and Quinn.

The Places We’ll Go: 2015 Australian Travel Trends

Australians are a well-travelled bunch – the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reports that in 2014, over 9 million Australians headed overseas. Members of the Rome2rio team are no exception, having recently been to Toblach and San Gimignano in Italy, Alpe d’Huez in…

Time Flies? According To These Maps It Does

These maps show how travel has changed in the last 100 years.

Building Rome2rio’s Unique Engineering Culture

When my co-founder Bernie and I began to build the Rome2rio product, we drew heavily on our experience working at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington. As time passes and our team grows, we are consciously blending various cultural characteristics of US…

Richard, Marty & Andrew Join The Rome2rio Team

Rome2rio’s development team continues to grow, and this month we welcome three new team members: Richard Fothergill, Marton Bodonyi and Andrew Greig. Richard is completing his Computer Science PhD at the University of Melbourne. He has been studying under Tim Baldwin in the…

Stations Near Me: New Feature Helps Travelers Get Across Town

During a recent trip to the US, our content team member Kate had a chance to explore Washington DC using the popular Capital Bikeshare program. Kate used Rome2rio on her phone to plan her journey around town, but craved an additional feature –…

Advance Booking Alert Function Launches

Rome2rio announced today the launch of its Advance Booking Alert function, aimed at ensuring travelers are fully informed when transport operators require or recommend advance reservations for their services. The Rome2rio site now displays an alert alongside schedules that indicates whether advance…

Announcing User Accounts And Search History

We have launched support for user accounts on Rome2rio, providing users with the ability to browse their search history, and save their favourite trips. To create an account, simply click the Sign up button at the top of the page: You can access…

Fruit Tray Wednesday

Over the last year a new tradition has evolved at Rome2rio team meetings and we call it Fruit Tray Wednesday. Each week a team member will present an analysis of some part of the Rome2rio site or user behavior. The results…

From Responsive Design To Mobile Website

Like most travel sites today, providing a great mobile experience to users is increasingly important. Just two years ago, mobile devices represented just 13% of visits to Rome2rio.com. Today they represent 33% of visits, with desktop representing 54% and tablet representing…