Getting quickly and
easily from A to B has become indispensable in today’s mobile
world. However, travel planning is often time-consuming, tedious and
does rarely pay attention to CO2 emissions. routeRANK chairman Jochen
Mundiger decided to address this problem and his start-up now offers
an innovative solution for travel planning.
the routeRANK travel search engine, people do no longer have to
search individually on a multitude of websites and compare different
flight, train or car journeys in order to find the best route. They
can simply type in their departure/destination location and the date
and, in a single search, routeRANK finds and ranks the best possible
travel routes by integrating rail, road and air connections from
multiple stations and airports in their locations. Users can sort
these results according to their priorities such as price, travel
time and CO2 emissions.
people have found their ideal travel route, they can book their
tickets directly with the corresponding travel providers by following
the link “Buy tickets”.
also helps users with finding a hotel in big European cities. A click
on “Find your hotel in…” directly leads to the hotel search on
routeRANK does not only help people with finding the best travel
route more quickly and easily, but also addresses the need to reduce
CO2 emissions. People are often not aware of the amount of CO2
emissions they produce through their journeys. Therefore, for each
connection found, the Swiss start-up’s web application calculates
CO2 emissions and makes environmentally conscious travel possible.
current focus is on European travel; however airports and flight
connections outside Europe are already integrated into the platform.
example, click here for the website of search results for a trip from
Bern to Berlin:
addition to this public version on www.routerank.com,
routeRANK also offers custom developed versions of its software to
corporate customers and organizations, for their internal use or use
on their own website, with applications in both travel and logistics.
For example, see the Travel Helper developed for the World Wide Fund
for Nature (WWF), and the Nokia Green Explorer at:
B2B versions differ from the public version regarding the features
the client wishes to integrate. The WWF Travel Helper does for
example not show the prices of journeys, but focuses on CO2 emissions
and lets people offset their carbon footprint.
hope routeRANK will make travel planning easier and help to reduce