Omio (formerly GoEuro), Europe’s leading multi-modal travel booking platform and Ferryhopper, the Mediterranean ferry expert, announced their partnership during ITB Berlin today. Collaborations like this one will be an important part of the travel industry’s recovery, offering more flexibility and choice for customers whose needs have evolved as a result of the coronavirus crisis.
Ferryhopper’s new API will bring ferry crossings throughout the Mediterranean onto the Omio platform. The partnership will offer its global customer base the opportunity to travel to more than 250 destinations in the Greek Islands, Spain, Italy & Turkey. The desire to travel to more remote locations is another trend arising from the crisis.
This is a natural next step for Omio as it seeks to expand its ground mobility offering, helping users to connect different elements of their journey seamlessly. For the first time, Omio’s millions of customers can book their flight from a city such as Berlin to Athens, and within the same app book their ferry from Athens to Mykonos.
From Ferryhopper, Aiden Short, Commercial Director and Co-Founder:
“We have worked hard to bring Mediterranean ferry content into a single customer-centric interface through ferryhopper.com. Our new API can now bring this content to life on a variety of platforms. We are delighted to have Omio as the first of many consumers of this product.”
From Omio, Julian Persaud, VP Commercial:
“We firmly believe that travel will rebound, and that when it does customers will be looking for more choice and flexibility. That is why this partnership with Ferryhopper is so exciting - it builds on our existing multi-modal network and connects our customers with new destinations to explore in a way that they couldn’t have before.”