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Published on Monday, November 12, 2018

Lonely Planet signs partnership with trip planner Rome2rio

Rome2rio has announced a new partnership with travel media company Lonely Planet  that will allow travellers to book trains, buses, ferries and airport transfers directly from the Lonely Planet site.

This functionality will add to Lonely Planet's existing hotel, flight, insurance, car rental and tours and activities integrations.

Rome2rio is a comprehensive global trip planner and booking site that helps customers find all the options for travel between any two points on the globe.

Users can enter any town, address or landmark as their destination and Rome2rio will instantly display flight, train, bus, ferry and driving options, with estimated travel times and fares.

Lonely Planet director of e-commerce Mike Nelson said: "One of the biggest hurdles in travel is getting from point A to point B.

"There are lots of tools on the market to help, but what makes Rome2rio special is their ability to collect on-the-ground information for all transportation methods and show each route's complexity and cost clearly to the user in real-time.

"We're excited to integrate their expertise into the Lonely Planet ecosystem."

Kirsteene Phelan, acting CEO at Rome2rio, said: "We look forward to deepening our partnership with Lonely Planet over time and servicing the free independent traveller market together."

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