Rome2Rio raises $1.1 million, aims to add 100,000 attractions to trip planning tool
Multi-modal travel search engine Rome2rio has secured a further $1.1 million as it looks to extend its coverage to include attractions.
The grant comes from the Commercialisation Australia, an investment program launched by the previous Australian government which is now being wound down. The same organisation had an existing relationship with Rome2rio via an initial grant in 2012 of $385,000.
Rome2rio has raised $2.8 million to date, but it has remained as a lean company with nine full-time employees in Melbourne and 25 contract staff dotted around the world.
Alongside the fund-raising, Rome2Rio is diving head-first into a new area of multi-modal search by showing tour attractions within search results.