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Huawei and Omio partner to create a seamless user travel experience

  • Petal Search’s users will now be able to search and compare transport routes across 37 countries in Europe and North America
  • Petal Search and Petal Maps will utilise Omio’s Search API to give users a seamless travel experience
  • This large-scale partnership represents Omio’s belief in strong collaborations to drive innovation in the mobility sector

Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, 1 March 2022: Omio, the world’s leading multi-modal transportation platform, is thrilled to announce a partnership with cutting-edge technology company, Huawei. The partnership launched in Barcelona at this year’s Mobile World Conference, representing both the organisation’s belief in cross-country collaborations and the importance of digitalisation in delivering user-centric products.

Omio’s unique Search API has been integrated into Petal Search and Petal Maps in the EMEA region, which will allow users to easily discover and compare multi-modal transport options – train, bus, plane and ferry – in a convenient way, before being redirected to the Omio platform where users can book their tickets.

Through the pandemic, our engineering team was able to strengthen our technology’s data processing power, thus meaning Omio’s Search API is more powerful than ever before at the real-time assessment and integration of data, which simplifies the search for travel options,” stated Tomas Vocetka, Omio’s Chief Technical Officer. “We are therefore thrilled that the users of Petal Search and Maps have this technology at their fingertips.

Omio’s technology will be available on all Huawei devices, meaning the users from Petal Search and Petal Maps can access a portfolio of 1000+ providers, and search for and compare transport routes in 37 different countries across Europe and Northern America. Also the users then have the opportunity to book tickets in 21 languages, including Mandarin.

Huawei’s Petal Search has garnered more than 40 million monthly active users globally since its launch in 2020, and the users can search through its app and web version in over 70 languages and in more than 170 countries.

Commenting on the partnership, Julian Persaud, Omio’s Chief Commercial Officer, stated: “We believe in making the experience of travelling as effortless as possible for the end consumer, and are delighted to partner with Huawei in order to empower millions of travellers to seamlessly search for and compare multi-modal journeys that suit their needs. Partnerships are incredibly important to us at Omio, and we want to collaborate with other organisations who share our belief in digital-first solutions to drive the recovery of the tourism sector.”

The partnership is also a strong signal that international travel is on the rebound and reflects Omio data that shows that there was a 50% increase in the area of travel discovery (January 2022), compared to 2019.

After a significant period of time, travelling far and wide has become a reality again. As a result, Huawei has partnered with Omio to deliver precise options for transportation for users of Petal Search and Maps to make the most of their newfound travel freedom. This innovative partnership will allow us to partner with top global and local partners to offer endless travel options and give users the best experience possible”, says William Tian, President of Huawei Consumer Business Group Western Europe.