November 19, 2012
This year’s people’s choice award at PhocusWright Travel Innovation Summit 2012 was Rome2Rio.
I have been a long lover of maps and GIS – Geographical Information Systems – as a way to make travel easier and more relevant. The Rome2Rio team seem to have cracked it. A super clean algorithm set and a fast response time. Not an overnight success but a sure footed solution to a big problem.
Congrats to Michael and Rod. Well deserved win. A fundamentally great idea well executed. Suffice to say as I noted in my tweet during the conference – if you have not checked them out or signed up for API – then you are going to face a steep hill in the coming years.