Berlin-based travel booking platform GoEuro has rebranded itself as Omio. With the new name, the startup is aiming to start operations globally. GoEuro facilitates users with the most customised and seamless reservations for flights, trains and buses in Europe.
GoEuro – Europe’s leading travel booking platform
Headquartered in Berlin, GoEuro was founded by Naren Shaam in 2013. With 27 million+ monthly users, the platform is one of the leading travel booking solutions in Europe. It raised $150 million in funding in October 2018 – one of the largest investments in Germany in recent times. Notably, GoEuro secured overall funding of € 269 million till date.
Naren Shaam, CEO and Founder of GoEuro expressed, “In just over five years, we’ve grown from a metasearch engine with a presence in two countries, to become a booking platform and app with global reach, and fully operational in 15 countries. And the name GoEuro has served us well, supporting us in making travel easy for millions of people travelling to and within Europe.”
With 800+ trusted transport partners including Deutsche Bahn, SNCF, Trenitalia, Renfe, Alsa, Eurolines and EasyJet, GoEuro caters users in 18 languages.
Omio – ‘Oh-ME-oh’
The word ‘Omio’ is short, easy to remember and inoffensive in all languages. Brand Omio will introduce GoEuro’s smart mobile ticketing service worldwide. Initially, it is focusing on the US, Asia and South American markets incorporating users as well as service providers. Besides, bolstering its presence in Europe will be in priority for Omio.
Naren Shaam articulated, “But our ambitions are much larger than Europe. Transport globally is not offered on a single product; we want to create this and in doing so, offer customers around the world the opportunity to travel anywhere, easily. So I’m really excited that we’re making the transition and believe that as Omio, we’ll achieve even greater things.”
He further added, “Our guiding belief is that travel planning in the future will be a completely different experience from today: instead of searching for stations and airports, people will search for destinations. There will be no need to queue to buy a paper ticket, and no need to buy separate tickets for each stage of the same journey. Transport will be demand-led, by consumers. And Omio will be driving that change.”
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