Whilst we are continually adding new functionality to Rome2rio, most of our improvements do not warrant a blog post or announcement in their own right. So, here’s a quick summary of 11 recent additions to the Rome2rio website:
Directions to the hotel
Rome2rio’s integrated hotel display now includes an important new component; when you hover over a property, the travel time to that hotel, from the current search destination, is displayed. We expect that knowing their transport options to and from the property will give users the confidence to book properties that are a bit further from the center of town.
Speaking of hotels, we’ve also added a range of filters to our hotel search feature. You can now filter properties by price, star rating, type, user review score and facilities such as a fitness centre or indoor pool.
A simple but useful addition to the site; you can now hover over any bus, train or ferry route with the cursor and Rome2rio will highlight where the services stops. Hover over each stop to see the stop name.
Events on the homepage
The background and example search on the Rome2rio homepage now highlight big festivals and events that are happening that day, or soon thereafter.
More transport options
Rome2rio search algorithm has historically focused on showing you the fastest, cheapest and simplest ways to get from A to B. We’ve improved the search technology to be more diverse and comprehensive, so that more routes for a range of operators are included.
Improved mobile experience
We’ve continued to improve our mobile web experience. The browser back button now shifts focus between result pages. Inputs include clear and current location buttons. Touch and hold on the map to display a menu with from here and to here options.
We’ve included Google Maps’ popular street view feature in Rome2rio. Simply right click (or touch and hold on a mobile or tablet device) any location on the map and select street view.
You can now select any point on the map and choose to add it as a via point to your current search.
Terminal and aircraft information
We’ve added information about the departure and arrival terminals, and we’ve also included aircraft information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Finally, we’ve added a Frequently Asked Questions section to the site. You’ll discover hints for using the site plus some bonus Tips’n’Tricks for getting the most out of Rome2rio.