Any traveller worth their salt has used Lonely Planet to plan a trip or get around a destination. Their iconic blue-spined guides have long been a travel bible to many, a staple in the luggage of savvy travellers to be studied and shared in bars and hostels from Addis Ababa to Zagreb. And in recent years Lonely Planet has moved far beyond the printed page to become a leading travel media company. We’ve always loved what they do and what they stand for – especially as we both have roots in Melbourne, Australia.
That’s why we’re incredibly excited to announce that Lonely Planet is our first partner in our brand new Affiliate Program. This means that Lonely Planet users will now be able to turn their travel dreams into reality by booking a bus to Granada to see the Alhambra, a high-speed train to Munich for Oktoberfest, or the fast ferry from Fukuoka in Japan to South Korea’s beachside haven of Busan on lonelyplanet.com, using Rome2rio’s multi-modal, door-to-door travel search and booking engine. This functionality will add to Lonely Planet’s existing hotel, flight, insurance, car rental and tours and activities integrations.
This partnership will give Lonely Planet’s millions of monthly visitors access to Rome2rio’s unique global transport coverage. This includes all ground transportation options between any locations in the world, featuring prices, journey details and operator information from over 5,000 companies in more than 160 countries, as well as direct booking capabilities (currently throughout Europe, the US and Canada).
It goes without saying we’re excited for this latest step in our mission to help travellers around the world get from A to B and encourage environmentally-friendly transportation options.
Rome2rio’s new Affiliate Program gives instant access to Rome2rio’s global travel search and booking technology and all supplier integrations (trains, buses, ferries, airport transfers and flights) across the world.
The program invites travel publishers, travel bloggers, traditional retail agents, airlines and social media partners to leverage the exact same technology, partnerships and conversion rates that Rome2rio has created. Find more information here or contact Andrew Hickey, Business Development Manager, at [email protected].