One of the world’s leading travel-tech companies is becoming the first Virtual Global Supercarrier
FT. LAUDERDALE, 19 November 2019 – “The Kiwi.com Virtual Global Supercarrier vision is a long run which we plan to fully achieve within three years,” says Oliver Dlouhý, CEO of Kiwi.com at The Phocuswright Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, USA.
The concept was well received at the conference this year and Kiwi.com won the Launch People’s Choice Award.
The high-growth travel-tech company Kiwi.com has managed to catch the attention of many by being one of the most innovative companies of the last few years, by having features which makes passionate travelers lives much more interesting — such as NOMAD — is now aiming to provide a complete travel solution from their initial inspiration to the final destination, at any time, no matter where or what the two points are.
Meaning, whether you want to book a trip to a tropical destination, or a taxi to take you to your favorite restaurant — you will be able to do it on the Kiwi.com app.
Combining all the modes of travel — be it flights, trains, buses, ride-hailing services or even city micro-mobility, Kiwi.com aims to always provide the best results for trips from any A to any B, anywhere in the world.
No one wants to be spending endless hours on finding the best price and combination on the tickets. Kiwi.com offers the exact service by interconnecting 3,500 airports and 1000 stations (soon extending to 35,000), and protecting the connections with the unique Kiwi.com Guarantee — which covers all the expenses in case of any disruptions on your trip.
In October 2019, Kiwi.com also introduced Virtual Fare Types in the booking process, making it possible to have the same terms and conditions for more than 750 air and ground carriers that the company cooperates with. This new product has resulted in increased transparency between the customer, and Kiwi.com and has been favorably received by consumers.
”The world’s transportation inventory is extremely fragmented. There are thousands of different carriers with different conditions, operating on different routes, accepting different payment methods and speaking different languages. Kiwi.com is now coming with a virtual layer unifying the global transportation content and bringing it to its customers in one platform – the Virtual Global Supercarrier,” says Oliver Dlouhý.
The concept was well received at the Phocuswright Conference this year and Kiwi.com won the Launch People’s Choice Award.
Kiwi.com has also issued a press release for their partners.
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Founded by Oliver Dlouhý and Jozef Képesi in 2012, Kiwi.com is an online search engine allowing users to combine transportation from non-cooperating carriers. It is powered by its proprietary algorithm (Virtual Interlining) that allows users to combine flights and ground transportation from over 750 carriers, including many that do not normally cooperate, accompanied by industry-leading Kiwi.com Guarantee. Today, the company sees more than 100 million searches every day and employs over 2,800 people worldwide. Kiwi.com ranked seventh in the 2017 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA list, becoming the highest-ever rated Czech company. Following the previous success, Kiwi.com ranked fifth in the very same program in 2018.