BTN Europe presents an overview of business travel and MICE predictions for this year
Virtual Event - 1 October 2020
ExCeL London - 22-23 June 2021
Berlin-based multi-modal travel booking platform Omio has
secured US$100 million in investments from existing and new investors including
Temasek, Kinnevik, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, NEA and Kleiner Perkins.
The company said the additional funding will allow it to
continue its organic growth and pursue mergers and acquisitions as part of its
vision of “unifying global transport with end-to-end customer experiences”.
Omio’s platform brings together content from rail, bus, flights, ferries,
rental cars and car sharing across 37 countries in Europe and North America.
Formerly known as GoEuro, Omio expanded into North America
earlier this year and grew its global reach through the 2019 acquisition of
travel planning engine Rome2Rio, which allows users to search transport options
to and from more than 10 million destinations worldwide.
Business travel management platform taptrip integrated Omio’s
rail-booking capabilities to enable users to book train tickets within the UK.
Omio said it has seen a stronger return of travel bookings following
the coronavirus crisis than expected, with consumer behaviour trending more
towards ground transportation options. According to CEO Naren Shaam, bookings
in Germany and France are above 50 per cent of pre-Covid-19 levels. The
platform launched its Open Travel Index in June, which provides users with
information on where they can travel within Europe and what restrictions may
apply based on their country of origin.