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Brief Published: 14 Mar 2019

New App Offers Travel Booking One-Stop-Shop


From cab-hailing to bike-sharing, apps for different types of public transport have become readily available to city dwellers. Now, going one step further, Berlin's public transport company BVG has devised a way to consolidate all of these functionalities into one easy-to-use app.

Launching in July, the app called Jelbi will allow Berliners to book from a selection of bike and scooter companies, hail car shares from several providers, and purchase train, subway and ferry tickets – all in one place. The app will also act as a map for directions similar to established UK service Citymapper or Google Maps.

On an international scale, German airline Lufthansa's Innovation Lab recently launched Yilu, an app that allows travellers to book the entirety of their journey from door to door, including all flights and airport transfers, from taxis to trains and coaches.

These apps are making it easier for travellers to seamlessly see their journey through – from beginning to end – without the need to hop between apps and websites.

For more on how travel tech brands are finding ways to captivate consumers as well as streamline the booking process, read Marriott Introduces Slack Hotel Bookings, Ebookers' Sensory Travel Planning Tool and Expedia's VR Booking Technology.