Aiming to get travellers through the travel planning and booking process end to end is Melbourne-founded TRAVLR, created by husband and wife team Simon and Lani te Hennepe.
Travellers have become used to doing things online. From researching and booking flights and accommodation to planning sightseeing itineraries and scoping out the best restaurants to visit, it’s easy to plan an entire trip without ever stepping foot in a travel agency – unless you want to book a tour. Then you’ll probably find yourself going in to pick up some brochures and maybe even chat to an agent, even if you may end up booking online.
Launched two years ago, Coseats.com has become a popular go-to platform for backpackers, commuters and travellers seeking to share rides across Australia. The site has gained almost 20,000 registered users to date, and has facilitated over 40,000 rides.